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10 nights air-conditioned Star Clippers Tall Ship cabin accommodation, port charges, all activities (including water sports) and entertainment on the Ship, meals as per the itinerary and English speaking hosts
18 May & 05 Oct '19
Please note: Departures are also available in reverse on a similar itinerary.
Sail from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu and spend your days snorkelling the pristine waters of Borneo, exploring the beautiful national parks and uninhabited islands of this fascinating region. This 10 night itinerary allows you to relax and unwind aboard Star Clipper, savouring the delectable cuisine and enjoying the many on board activities on offer.
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Discover the unique fauna of Borneo
Explore Lambir National Park in Miri
Experience the historical Kuching Waterfront
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Today you embark from Singapore. (D)
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges and a peaceful library. (B)(L)(D)
Please see Day 2 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Kuching's historic waterfront is the perfect place to take a sunset stroll. The one-mile long promenade follows the Sarawak river. At the end you will find the 19th-century Old Court House which has been converted into a center of culture. Today the various court buildings host exhibitions, theatre, poetry reading and live music. Parallel to the waterfront are numerous coffee shops, street food stalls and shops selling tribal handicrafts. (B)(L)(D)
Please see Day 4 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Spend the day cruising. (B)(L)(D)
Bintulu was formally a fishing village but following the discovery of large reserves of natural gas offshore in 1969 it has developed significantly and plans to be a fully industrialised city by 2020. Due to the expat population the area has plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Worthy of a visit is Taman Tumbina, a zoo which houses crocodiles and pythons. Most visitors enter the park for jungle-trekking or hill climbing. The beautiful scenery of the South China Sea awaits people who climb to the top of the hill! (B)(L)(D)
Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak, is the main tourist gateway for numerous wildlife attractions, including Niah National Park with it's fantastic caves and waterfalls. It is also known as a shoppers paradise and has many noteworthy shopping malls. Some interesting sites within and directly around Miri are the Unity Tower, Pustaka Miri, Petroleum Museum, views over Miri city from the top of Capital Hill, the San Ching Tian Temple and the Esplanade Beach at Luak Bay. (B)(L)(D)
Bandar Seri Begawan formally known as Brunei Town is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is host to the biggest water village in the world as well as Omar Ali Salifuddien Mosque. Which is known as one of the most peaceful and calm mosques in the world. It has a beautiful gleaming gold dome and is surrounded by colourful floral gardens. A long winding bridge leads from the mosque to a lagoon where you will have a spectacular view of the water village. (B)(L)(D)
Tiga Island is one of a group of small uninhabited islands in Kimanis Bay off the western coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The islands were formed on 21 September 1897, when an earthquake on Mindanao caused a volcanic eruption near Borneo. There’s plenty to see and do here: spend the sunny days swimming or snorkeling in its surrounding clear waters or go kayaking. Divers can explore its underwater treasures. Pulau Tiga is also famous for its therapeutic natural volcanic mud. (B)(L)(D)
Disembark after breakfast. (B)
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