mystified the rest of the world for centuries with its incomparable scenic beauty, flora
and fauna, island paradise, rainforest eco-system, and pharmaceutical treasures, as well
as its diverse culture, race, language and religion. In line with the Internet and
Information Technology (IT) revolution, it is most timely for "Borneo to go
Electronic" to continue mystifying the world electronically.
For this reason, the
Beta version of the first comprehensive electronic portal or gateway to one of the oldest
island-continent in the world was pre-launched on 11 November 1999, and aptly named
Electronic Borneo or in short,
On 2nd December 1999,
launched at our very own server and domain name:
For the historical development of e-borneo.com, please go
to our announcement page.
the e-borneo.com web site aims to literally "bring" Borneo to the whole
wide world by providing mostly free information, contents, and links related to Borneo as
well as other topics of interest. Although the term
"Borneon" may officially be defined as the peoples and expatriates from the
island of Borneo which made up of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, the kingdom
of Brunei Darussalam, and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan, this web site intends to
cater for all citizens of the increasingly borderless planet Earth. As such,
also aims to be a platform for
the world to "bring" and "share" their presence in the Internet and IT
arena to Borneons.
of e-borneo.com was crystalised in early 1999 by a group of Borneons from various
parts of the island-continent. The core group however, is still basically based in
Sabah. This web site is created in Borneo and intended to be developed fully by
Borneons and friends. This means that we hope to build the site through various
contributions from Borneons and peoples from all over the world who have some form of
affiliation to Borneo, either through interest, research, hobbies, and so forth regardless
of nationality or race.
Since 2002 however, due to many popular
evolved from a Borneo portal into the first comprehensive
Borneo Travel Vortal.
has now become more of an InfoTravel gateway and Trip Advisor besides
offering travel planning resources. In view of this,
was able to build a network of travel operators in the region (Sabah,
Sarawak and Brunei). Given our website popularity, years of travel
experience, and established travel network,
has slowly become a well-trusted independent travel specialist and
between local tour operators within our travel network here and the
international Internet audience.
From 2004 to 2009, e-borneo.com's
travel services were operated through a licensed local travel
operator in order for us to be more equipped to serve our
clients better and more comprehensive. However, this partnership
was discontinued as we strive to expand the
brand name further by operating through a company with the e-borneo.com
travel services is operated through
E-BORNEO.COM TOURS & TRAVEL SDN BHD, a private limited
company (reg. no. 862652-M) registered under the Malaysian
Registrar of Company.
E-BORNEO.COM TOURS & TRAVEL SDN BHD
is also a Malaysian Ministry of Tourism certified
tour operator (TOB) and
travel agency (TAB)
(license no. KPL/LN 6169), and a member
of MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents), the
national umbrella representative body for the entire travel
industry in the country - equivalent to the NTA or TIA in the
US, AFTA in Australia, and ABTA in the UK.
For credibility or legality, the
company is listed in
the official web site of Sabah Tourism Board, the State's main tourism
authority under the "Tours & Travel" directory or under both
"Licensed Travel Agents" and "Licensed Tour Operators" category.
Additionally, we are also listed in MATTA web site (member no.
The company's contact information are as