What Does Borneo Mean To You?

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Borneo means many things to many people.
To some, Borneo brings to mind a beautiful rainforest, rich in biodiversity. To others it conjures up a place rich in cultural diversity and traditional knowledge. Borneo leaves a deep impact on all those who have had the opportunity to visit, to explore, or to make their homes there.
Below you’ll find stories and photographs from Borneo Project members whose lives have been shaped by the incredible people and the incredible natural beauty of Borneo.
Please share your stories with us today!

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We hope you enjoy these pieces, your pieces, as much as we do!






Ernie Turner (Bintulu, Sarawak, 1965-1968)




Jettie Word (1991-1997; 2005, Pontianak, Putussibau, Long Meting (West Kalimantan), Kayan Mentarang National Park (East Kalimantan), Kuching and Belaga (Sawarak)



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Churchill Rinet (born and living in Kuching, Sarawak since 1965)






Nathaniel Tarn (2005 for 2 months, Sarawak & Sabah)






Tim Upham (2006, Sabah)

First time on Kinabatangan river





Sri Rao (2008, 2010, 2011, Kuching, Talang Satang Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kundasang, Bilit)

swimming hole





Tania Price (1990-1997, 2000, 2001, 2012, Lg. Bangan – Tutoh. Lg Puak – Upper Baram)





David Metcalf (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011 and 2012, Kalimantan – Mahakam river north East – Malineau, Setulang, Palangkaraya, West Kalimantan)

407230_274904402577920_1829041012_n Paul Colter (1966-1968, Miri, Sarawak)







Alan Proctor (2009, 2010, Kinabalu and Kinabatangan)





Peter Houlihan (2009-2013, Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah)