Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lonely Planet Borneo (Regional Travel Guide)

“Wild orangutans swing through jungle canopies, Irrawaddy dolphins play in the shimmering waters of the South China Sea and saltwater crocs watch boats gliding down the river in search of Dayak longhouses.” – Daniel Robinson, Lonely Planet Writer

Our Promise

You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage, and you can rely on us to tell it like we see it.

Inside This Book…

54 maps
427,500km of jungle adventures
25 spectacular dive sites
112 days of on-the-ground research
In-depth background
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Adventure Borneo planning feature
At-a-glance practical info
Comprehensive planning tools
Easy-to-read layout

Daniel Robinson researched the award-winning first edition of Lonely Planet's Cambodia guidebook back in 1989, when Phnom Penh - Siem Reap flights stayed over the middle of the Tonlap to avoid ground fire and, for three days, he was the only guest at Siem Reap's only hotel; the story of his misadventures in a mined temple appears in Lonely Planet Unpacked Again. These days his favourite spots for chilling are the (for now) pristine west coast of Koh Kong Island, the foggy ruins of Bokor Hill Station and the rocky promontory at Prasat Preah Vihear, where breathtaking views stretch almost to Angkor. Daniel is based in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.

Most helpful customer reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
3Much Worse Than Before
By Laszlo Wagner
This book is a huge step BACKWARDS by Lonely Planet.
Compared to the previous edition content has been cut back seriously, and the chapter covering Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo, which covers 73% of the island) is so slim it is now almost useless. The entire huge province of West Kalimantan has been totally omitted from this edition, never mind that it has, among other things, the only land crossing between Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo. The coverage of the remaining three Kalimantan provinces is also so poor that you are much better off getting the Kalimantan chapter of LP's general Indonesia guide.
As for Malaysian Borneo, I guess the guide is OK, it covers all the touristy spots already covered in Lonely Planet's Malaysia Singapore & Brunei guide, but no more.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2Very incomplete
By Neahga Leonard
So, I suppose I have a particular beef with this, and my rating is based on my specific needs.

I am moving to West Kalimantan soon and thought it a good idea to have at least one travel guide as they usually have decent resources, and Lonely Planet tends to be the best of the lot. i used their guides when I lived in China and Taiwan, and when I was working and traveling in Andean South America. over all, I found their guides to be helpful.

No so for my next move. This guide has almost nothing about West Kalimantan, a large portion of Borneo and a region where one of the most important Indonesian national parks is.

It seems serviceable for other areas of Borneo, but for this area it is useless, unless you need paper for making a fire.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2Better in hard copy
By Sarah Pye
In the future, I think I will spring the extra dosh and get all my Lonely Planet books in hard copy. It's very hard to flick through on a Kindle... the information was still good, however, but maps are hard to use in this format too.

See all 8 customer reviews...

Download Lonely Planet Borneo (Regional Travel Guide) Now

No comments:

Post a Comment