Borneo’s Malaysian parts, Sabah and Sarawak, stretch across the north and northwest of the island. Rivers snake through jungle-covered hills and palms fringe sandy beaches lapsed by turquoise and emerald waters that are home to coral reefs and rainbow coloured tropical fish. The region is perfect for trekking, snorkelling and diving, while long hikes can be enjoyed climbing Mount Kinabalu, which rises over 13,000 feet above the clouds. In Sabah you'll find lots of conservation areas and national parks like Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Comprising five idyllic islands this place is a haven for beach lovers and snorkellers. Explore the coastal city of Kota Kinabalu to discover ornate mosques with golden domes alongside modern glass high-rise buildings like Menara Tun Mustapha. Wander bustling markets and tour the Sabah Museum and gallery. Cool off at Mahua Waterfall then see pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and Malayan tigers on the jungle walk at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Much like Sabah, Sarawak offers a wealth of pristine beaches with white sand and several renowned national parks, like the vibrant rainforest of Gunung Mulu National Park. Sarawak's capital, Kuching, offers iconic landmarks such as the Tua Pek Kong Temple and quirky museums like the Kuching Cat Museum. At nearby Semenggoh Nature Reserve, you can see orangutans in a semi-wild environment.