Dangers & Annoyances

Road washouts, river rapids, dilapidated buses, flash floods, weaving scooters, speeding Kijang, overweight canoes and a general lack of both maintenance and safety equipment require an extra dose of diligence when travelling in Kalimantan.

Insist on life jackets on boats. Don't be afraid to remind your driver they aren't filming Fast & Furious Borneo. And remember, repeatedly saying 'tidak apa apa' (no worries) doesn't make the very real dangers magically disappear.