Be like David Attenborough and explore Borneo's rich flora and fauna

Be like David Attenborough and explore Borneo's rich flora and fauna

Go green

Text: Denise Kok

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Into the wild

Thanks to Ah Meng, the late iconic Sumatran orang utan which held court at the Singapore Zoo for decades, Singaporeans young and old have grown to know more about this endangered primate. However, there's nothing quite like observing these majestic creatures in the wild, and you can do so on luxury river cruise operator Pandaw's seven-night expedition in Borneo.

The week-long expedition meanders along the Kapuas River, the largest river in Borneo that spans over 1,100km through Western Kalimantan. A route largely unchartered by larger cruise liners or operators, this lush voyage is flanked by the towering Borneo rainforest, in itself 140 million years old. Aspiring David Attenboroughs can expect to come face to face with over 15,000 species of flowering plants and 420 species of resident birds in Borneo, and of course the endangered Bornean orang utan. 

It's not all about the flora and fauna. Land excursions will include visits to 100-year-old traditional long houses, picturesque old towns, and fishing villages that still utilise smokeries. Needless to say, you simply pack your suitcase and let the Pandaw crew take care of the rest.

For more information, visit Pandaw.