Upcoming event –
“Trans Borneo 2017 – Into The Heart Of Borneo”

- Map
- Day to Day Itinerary
- Closing Date of Registration : 15 th July 2017

For registration
Fill in the Entry Form and submit to North Borneo Explorer via email or by hand.

For any enquiries
Please email to North Borneo Explorer
or whatsApp +6016-8811725 (Anuar)
or call Tel : +6088 254187 


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Trans Borneo 2017 is a road adventure covering all 3 countries in Borneo Island which are Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak), Brunei Darussalam, and Indonesia (Kalimantan).With the theme of “Into The Heart OfBorneo”, it starts from Sabah, Malaysia, crossing into Kalimantan Utara and Kalimantan Timur before moving westwards across one of the last frontiers in Borneo, from Malinau to Ba’kelalan in Sarawak. The route cuts through the very heart of Borneo.


  • 3 Countries
  • 25 cars
  • 15-days journey
  • +/-100 participants
  • Approximately 2000 kilometers of ON Road and OFF Road experience (10% hardcore off-road, 30% off-road, 60% sealed road)
  • Tropical Island paradise of Derawan, Sangalaki & Maratua Islands
  • Scenic and panoramic drive
  • Camping and hotel / resort lodging (5 Star, No Star, Under The Stars!)


To explore the ‘almost-untouched’ natural beauty of Borneo in the three countries

To promote travel and tourism within the 3 countries’ regions in Borneo. For Indonesia, especially to promote Indonesian potential adventurous tourism in East Kalimantan to international audience

To strengthen relationship betweenthe three countries

To strengthen relationship among BIMP-EAGA (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines –East Asean Growth Area) members

To challenge men and machine against the great outdoors while enjoying the adventure

To promote Culture, History, Adventure, Agriculture, and Nature (CHAN) in Borneo Island


Endurance and adventure (non-competitive)

Travelling to reach “untouched” Indonesia

A blend between travel adventure and hard core off road experience – “Expect the Unexpected!”

Celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day in Tanjung Selor, capital city of Kalimantan Utara located in Kabupaten Bulungan

Mixed participants of true adventurers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and other countries

Highlights of the Expedition Culture, History, Adventure (and Agriculture), Nature (CHAN)


  • Limited to 25-30 cars with approximately 100 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei
  • Registration will be open on April 15, 2017




A media conference will be held in June/July in Jakarta (and Sabah) to announce the expedition inviting approximately 10 national and international media

There will be media partners who will join the expedition and do a full expedition report:

Malaysia : Daily Express, New Sabah Times, The Star, Cars Bikes & Trucks

Indonesia : JIP : No Road No Problem Magazine

Brunei : National Brunei Newspaper, 4X4 Magazines, etc

Australia : 4WDTV : Will produce 5 episodes for Trans Borneo 2017

China, Japan, Thailand, Europe, Singapore

Inviting local media in Kalimantan to Tanjung Selor to join the Indonesian Independence Day ceremony

Banner in several dailies (tbc)


  • E-invitation and announcement of the expedition will be spread on TB2017 owned digital platform (Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc)
  • Journey to the expedition will be regularly posted on TB2017 website
  • Engage off-roader communities & travel enthusiast to spread the hype on social mass media
  • Live report (within areas with mobile network) through newspaper reports and FacebookLive

TRANS BORNEO 2017 Entry Form