- At research time there was some risk of kidnapping by Filipino terrorists in the islands, dive sites and coastal areas of eastern Sabah, including the Semporna Archipelago and Sandakan Archipelago; some incidents of piracy also.
- In villages and logging camps things can get dodgy when alcohol enters the picture.
- Saltwater crocodiles are a real danger, especially in muddy estuaries. Never swim near river mouths.
- In Kalimantan, transport standards on land, water and air are dodgy, with roads and bridges frequently washed out. Many drivers, particularly riders on scooters, are a menace to themselves and other road users.
Government Travel Advice
The following government websites offer travel advisories and information on current hot spots: