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Borneo, some two weeks' sail from Singkawang, and of a fourth station at Pamangkat, which is seven hours from Singkawang.
Borneo into an independent prefecture and entrusted it to the Rev. Charles Cuarteron, a Spaniards.
Borneo and Labuan to the Soeiety for Foreign Missions of Mill-hill, England.
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  Borneo - LoveToKnow 1911
The geology of Borneo is very imperfectly known The mountain range which lies between Sarawak and the Dutch possessions, and may be looked upon as the backbone of the island, consists chiefly of crystalline schists, together with slates, sandstones and limestones.
Borneo began to be known to Europeans after the fall of Malacca in 1511, when Alphonso d'Albuquerque despatched Antonio d'Abreu with three ships in search of the Molucca or Spice Islands with instructions to establish friendly relations with all the native states that he might encounter on his way.
The establishment of Dutch trading-posts on the west coast of Borneo dates from 1604, nine years after the first Dutch fleet, under Houtman, sailed from the Texel to dispute with the Portuguese the possession of the Eastern trade, and in 1608 Samuel Blommaert was appointed Dutch resident, or head factor, in Landak and Sukedana.
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  Borneo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Borneo is the third largest island in the world, surrounded by the South China Sea to the north and northwest, the Sulu Sea to the northeast, the Celebes Sea and the Makassar Strait to the east, and the Java Sea and Karimata Strait to the south.
To the west of Borneo are the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
The whole of Borneo was controlled by the Malay Brunei Sultanate Empire during its golden age from the 15th to 17th centuries, after the fall of the Malacca Empire [1] in Southeast Asia.
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 Borneo Summary
Borneo is the third largest island in the world, surrounded by the South China Sea to the north and northwest, the Sulu Sea to the northeast, the Celebes Sea and the Makassar Strait to the east, and the Java Sea and Karimata Strait to the south.
To the west of Borneo are the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
Borneo was the main site of the confrontation between Indonesia and Malaysia between 1962 and 1966, as well as the communist revolts to gain control of the whole area.
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 Borneo - MSN Encarta
Borneo, third largest island in the world (after Greenland and New Guinea), in the Malay Archipelago, southeastern Asia.
Borneo is bounded on the east by the Sulu Sea, the Celebes Sea, and the Makassar Strait; on the south by the Java Sea; and on the west and north by the South China Sea.
Politically, Borneo is divided into Sabah and Sarawak, which are states of Malaysia; Brunei, an independent sultanate; and Kalimantan, part of Indonesia.
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 WWF - Borneo wildlife
In Borneo's tropical rainforests, endangered species such as the pygmy elephant and the Sumatran rhino meet orang-utans, along with an assortment of other animals with colourful names including the clouded leopard, the moonrat and the sun bear.
Borneo is conservatively estimated to hold 222 mammals (including 44 endemic – not found anywhere else in the world), 420 resident birds (37 endemic), 100 amphibians and 394 fish (19 endemic).
Borneo has a cat species unique to the island, the bay cat, which is considered one of the rarest cats in the world.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/asia_pacific/our_solutions/borneo_forests/about_borneo_forests/borneo_animals/index.cfm   (629 words)

 Borneo Tour Specialists - Borneo Tours and Travel
Borneo is the third largest island in the world (after Greenland and New Guinea, and comprises three separate countries: Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan) and the Sultanate of Brunei.
Visit Borneo Rainforest Lodge and experience an abundance of wildlife in the immediate vicinity of the lodge, including wild gibbon, leaf monkeys, Sumatran rhinoceros, orang-utan, and fascinating bird life, with over 270 species so far being identified.
Adventure in Borneo can be whatever you, the tourist, would like it to be - from visiting and interacting at the largest orang-utan reserve in the world at Sepilok, to exploring some of the world's largest and most fascinating caves at Mulu.
www.borneo.com.au   (1192 words)

 Borneo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Borneo is a large island in Southeast Asia that comprises Malaysia, Indonesia, and the sultanate of Brunei.
The Indonesian part of Borneo comprises the southern two-thirds of the island's area and is divided into the four provinces of West, Central, South and East Kalimantan.
Borneo is home to the world's oldest tropical rainforests which, until a few decades ago, completely covered the island.
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Borneo's highest point is Mount Kinabalu in the northwest region called Sabah, with an elevation of 4,101m above sea level.
Borneo’s tropical rainforest environment is considered by scientists to be one of the richest in biodiversity on earth.
Borneo’s rainforests are home to thousands of endemic animal, reptile, insect and plant species, including rhinos, hornbills, macaques, gibbons, tarsiers, and slow loris.
www.globio.org /glossopedia/borneo/index.htm   (1542 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Borneo
It is bordered on the south by Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).
Sabah (North Borneo) State of Malaysia and one of the four political subdivisions of the island of Borneo.
BORNEO: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO Borneo; This lush tropical island is teeming with wildlife, and is one of only two places in the world where orang-utans live in the wild.
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 About Borneo - Sabah & Sarawak Geography, Location
Borneo is surrounded by the South China Sea in the north, the Sulu Sea in the North East, the Celebes Sea and Makassar Straits in the East and the Java Sea in the South.
Borneo was once under the control of the Brunei Empire from the 15th to 17th Century, after the fall of Malacca.
Borneo is a rich biological repository of flora and fauna, with over 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees, 221 species of terrestrial mammals and 420 species of birds.
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 WWF | Wild Places | Borneo and Sumatra | About
Borneo (or Mueller's) gibbons live in the island's tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen rain forests.
With more than 2,000 types of trees, an amazing variety of plants, and one of the most diverse collections of species in the world, Borneo is recognized as one of the planet's most important centers of biodiversity.
Borneo is one of only two places -- the other being the Indonesian island of Sumatra -- where endangered orangutans, elephants and rhinos co-exist.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildplaces/borneo/about.cfm   (378 words)

Her view was that they have feelings and should be treated with consideration, that if they can interbreed then they are of the same species, and that genetic diversity is essential for the survival of the endangered species in any case.
Fortunately, it turned out that what she had in mind was the Borneo equivalent to plugging it in, i.e., hooking it up with a battery and a solar cell, just the sort of task I am incapable of doing.
Borneo was the centerpiece of a photographic disaster during the Indonesia trip.
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 Borneo Adventure Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Borneo is acknowledged to contain some of the richest and most diverse fauna in the world.
Borneo is known for its great bio-diversity and home to many rare and unique species of plants.
Borneo, over tens of thousands of years, has become home to a number of species that are endemic only to this area.
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 Borneo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Indonesian Borneo (called Kalimantan by the Indonesians) covers over 70% of the total area, and the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and the sultanate of Brunei stretch across the north coast.
Borneo was visited by the Portuguese in 1521, and shortly thereafter by the Spanish, who established trade relations with the island.
Dutch Borneo became part of the republic of Indonesia in 1950.
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 Borneo -- An Awesome Island
Located southeast of the Malay Peninsula and southwest of the Philippines, Borneo is primarily mountainous, with dense areas of rain forest.
The highest peak in Borneo, Mt. Kinabalu, stands at 13,455 ft. With a generally hot, wet climate, rain is more common than not, with some portions of Borneo receiving between 150 and 200 inches of rainfall annually.
Inland, Borneo is comprised of a variety of different native tribes, each distinguishable from others by distinct language and culture.
www.pbs.org /edens/borneo/awesome.html   (416 words)

 Borneo Language Homepage
Borneo is a dialect of the Java language designed to have true support for the IEEE 754 floating point standard.
The Borneo specification document is approximately 130 pages and includes discussion of changes to Java the language, changes to the JVM, changes to core API's, and an appendix covering the history of programming language support for floating point computation.
Borneo is the largest island in the Indonesian island chain and is in fact the third largest island in the world (only Greenland and New Guinea are larger).
www.sonic.net /~jddarcy/Borneo   (776 words)

 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Borneo Lowland and Montane Forests   (Site not responding. Last check: )
No plant lover should miss the forests of Borneo, which are considered among the richest in the world in terms of plant diversity.
Borneo's mountain forests have more protection and are not as economically attractive, so they still remain in good shape.
Borneo ranks with the Amazon and New Guinea in biological diversity.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/g200/g031.html   (605 words)

 WWF - Heart of Borneo Forests
The forests of the Heart of Borneo are some of the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth, possessing staggeringly high numbers of unique plant and animal species.
The Heart of Borneo's forest area is 1 of the only 2 places on Earth where orang-utans, elephants and rhinoceros still co-exist and where forests are currently large enough to maintain viable populations.
WWF aims to assist Borneo’s 3 nations (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) to conserve the area known as the Heart of Borneo – a total of 220,000 km² of equatorial rainforest - through a network of protected areas and sustainably-managed forests, and through international co-operation led by the Bornean governments, supported by a global effort.
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 Tattoos.Com Ezine
Borneo is one of the few places in the world where traditional tribal tattooing is still practiced today just as it has been for thousands of years.
One reason for the physical and cultural isolation of the inland natives is the sheer size of Borneo.
Before the middle of the nineteenth century Borneo was largely unknown to the West, and the first published description of the Dayaks appeared toward the end of the nineteenth century.
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 Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Forty percent of the world's palm species, 50 percent of the dipterocarp trees, and 20 percent of the snakes are found only in Borneo (Kaufman 2002).
I expected that the type of people attracted to such a trip would be interested in biologically diverse rainforests with exotic plants, wildlife, and traditional cultures and those seeking adventure from climbing the highest mountain in South East Asia to visiting the world's largest cavern.
As the remaining primary rainforest in Borneo is burned, commercially logged, and converted to oil palm plantations, Rafflesia too is expected to vanish.
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 Visit Borneo.com - Adventure travel, jungle holiday, culture, business information on Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, ...
Borneo is famous for its wildlife and jungles, in particular Orang Utans, its diverse colourful cultures, marine life, national parks, as well as Sabah's famous Mount Kinabalu.
Borneo is also the home of many national parks and an abundance of tropical wildlife and nature.
Borneo has several protected areas, which are extremely difficult to reach and where exciting new wildlife has been discovered recently.
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The Borneo jungles are some of the oldest undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge and experience an abundance of wildlife in the immediate vicinity of the lodge, including wild gibbon, leaf monkeys, Sumatran rhinoceros, orang-utan, and fascinating bird life, with over 270 species so far being identified.
In Sarawak, to travel up river by boat and watch the changing panorama of longhouses, forests, towns and farms is to catch the essence of travelling in the Borneo of old.
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