Published in: Wednesday, 20 March 2019
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The Wild East: Malaysian Borneo

Sabah, at the northern tip of Borneo, beckons yachts to The Land Beneath the Wind.

The west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is relatively well travelled and documented by cruising superyachts, and its east coast is also regularly visited. But yet further east around Malaysian Borneo – comprising Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan – is an altogether more adventurous prospect. The northern coast of Borneo that skirts Sabah is known by locals as Negeri Di Bawah Bayu, Malay for “Land Beneath the Wind”, as it lies just south of the typhoon belt that regularly ravages its neighbour, the Philippines.

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Adventurous? Certainly! Yet Sabah’s cruising grounds are easily reached in this relatively small area that remains largely unexplored; and Malaysian Borneo boasts having the only marina equipped for superyachts between Singapore and the Philippines.

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