For their honeymoon, after much discussion and research, Paul and Lorna decided on one of our popular two-centre options - combining the excitement of a city break in Hong Kong with the exotic tropical delights of Malaysian Borneo. They will fly out from Heathrow to Hong Kong where they will have 4 days to explore this incredible city. They are staying in one of the city's world-famous landmark hotels, and from their room will have fabulous views out over Hong Kong's famous harbour.
They will then fly on from Hong Kong to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo's northerly province, where they will have 9 nights enjoying the beautiful beaches, tropical rain-forests and fascinating cities. A high point of their trip will undoubtedly be the opportunity to visit the orang-utan rescue sanctuary, where these incredible animals are cared for in preparation for being returned to the wild. They might also opt to spend time on "Turtle Island", where the Tropical Green Turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs. If this isn't enough, then they can visit the hot springs at Poring or take a canopy walk through the rainforest as well as diving an snorkelling around the small islands close to their hotel.
Malaysia as a holiday destination often plays second-fiddle to its better known neighbour, Thailand. This is a shame because Malaysia offers a wealth of incredible scenery, cities, jungles, rainforests and wonderful beaches. It has a fascinatingly varied atmosphere with the traditional Malay culture blending with the characteristics of China, the Indian sub-continent, and of course the Days of Empire, when the British influence was at its strongest.
Geographically the biggest, but most sparsely populated area of Malaysia are the two provinces of Sarawak and Sabah, a couple of hours flight from Kuala Lumpur. Sarawak and Sabah comprise Malaysian Borneo. Famed for their incredible jungles and rainforests, Sarawak and Sabah make wonderful holiday destinations. In Sarawak, it is still possible to experience the traditional “longhouse” life-style of the indigenous Iban people, whilst Sabah is most well-known for being dominated by Mount Kinabalu – the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, having some of the most beautiful of all of Malaysia’s beaches around Kinabalu, and being home to the world-famous Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre near Sandakan.
Visits to Borneo are most often combined with a few days either in Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong, each of which is approximately 12 hours flight from London, so visitors get the best of both worlds. Malaysia is an ideal honeymoon destination for those people who want to do a bit more than just sit on a beach, although it is great for that too !
If you would like to make a contribution to the costs of their travel arrangements in place of a wedding present, then please download the contribution form below and sent it to us at the address at the very bottom of this page, together with your cheque or credit/debit card authorisation.
Unlike many other wedding list systems, Paul and Lorna will benefit from the full value of whatever you would like to donate towards the cost of their trip.