Sungai Kapur: the best alternative Borneo River Cruise in Sabah

(This heartfelt experience is written by Marco Ferrarese from

You know what? The problem with traveling to Sabah is that people always stick to the same well-oiled tourist spots. Lahad Datu, a town in the southeastern corner of Sabah, has a lot of great places to see, like the orangutan reserve at Bukit Piton and Tawau Hills Park. And when it comes to Borneo river cruises, Lahad Datu also offers a less crowded option to the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest waterway and the cheapest location for river cruises in Sabah.

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About Marco Ferrarese

MARCO FERRARESE is a Penang-based travel writer and book author who has written more than 100 articles about travel, culture and extreme music in Asia for a variety of international publications that include the BBC, CNN, the Guardian and Travel + Leisure. He shares is decade-worth Penang experience on Penang Insider and dispenses useful knowledge on how to make a living and meaningful encounters with travel writing on Monkey Rock World.