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Geography and Climate in Borneo

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The island of Borneo, whose Indonesian name sounds like Kalimantan, is located in the heart of the Malay Archipelago. The territory of this island is divided by three states: Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The total area of this island is almost 744 square kilometers, of which 200 thousand kilometers belong to Malaysia. The Malaysian part of Borneo is divided into two provinces, Sarawak and Sabah.

The island of Borneo is washed by the South China Sea, the Java Sea, as well as the Sulawesi, Sulu and Makassar and Karimata straits. To the south of Broneo is the island of Java, to the northwest - the Philippine Islands, and to the west - the Sulawesi peninsula and the island of Sumatra.

The highest point in Borneo, Mount Kinabalu with a height of 4095 meters, is also the highest mountain in Southeast Asia.

The island can be reached by plane from Kuala Lumpur.

The climate in Borneo is tropical and humid. The air and water temperatures are approximately the same throughout the year - in July it is +30 ° C, and in January +25 ° C. The water temperature is kept within the same limits. The wettest months of the year are April, May, October and November, which are characterized by frequent and short showers.

You can visit the resort all year round, but tourists don't like to relax here during the rains.

Time in Malaysia is four hours ahead of Moscow time.

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