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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book to travel in Borneo. Obviously outdated by now but very much useful nonetheless for bus infos, maps, history, etc...
Published 7 months ago by Thomas Massin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Much Worse Than Before
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...
Published on 22 July 2011 by Laszlo Wagner


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3.0 out of 5 stars Much Worse Than Before, 22 July 2011
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Laszlo Wagner (Hungary) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Borneo: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) (Paperback)
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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappoiting, not up to normal lonely planet standards, 17 Jun 2012
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Missing key information about the people of Borneo, culture and the ease of travelling.
Over-sells some of the wildlife tours and activities.
Would not recommend, think individual Malayasia and Indonesia books would be better.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not received the quality of book I ordered, 23 Feb 2014
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Paid over 20 for a book that was meant to be unused and received a copy that looked 2nd hand and the price on the back was 15.99. I was ripped off but it was too late to return as it was for a present for my neice who is going to Borneo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 4 Dec 2013
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Thomas Massin (Brussels, Belgium) - See all my reviews
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Great book to travel in Borneo. Obviously outdated by now but very much useful nonetheless for bus infos, maps, history, etc...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying, 30 Sep 2013
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Used it loads before and during out trip to borneo, planned lots with it, so useful. Wouldn't have gone to borneo without it
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5.0 out of 5 stars very Good, 27 May 2013
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Have bought a lot of lonely planet guides over the years and found this one as good as all the other ones i have purchased
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2.0 out of 5 stars out of date, confusing and poorly written, 18 Mar 2013
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I have been relying on this book for the past 5 months working and living in Borneo and am alarmed that I have many months to go. This book is now out of date. It is sloppy and at times arrogant - we don't have the time to research all the dive outfits ok?- Many of the places are hugely over hyped meaning you are continually disappointed. Borneo isn't the easiest place to travel around but huge chunks are missed out. Very disappointing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars borneo, 1 April 2013
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EASY TO USE GIIDE FOR BORNEO
am excited about going now after reading sections where I am going. Not sure about leeches though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough book with helpful guidance, 16 Aug 2012
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Covers many different regions of Borneo, with helpful lodging information and recommendations. Paired with a bit of googling, a good way to start trip planning for Borneo.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Informative, 1 Feb 2012
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Very Quick delivery it was delivered to me 2 days before xmas. This book was a present but has great information regarding travelling around borneo.

Great Pictures, great maps and a really handy size for travelling.
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