There are 65 languages or dialects spoken in Borneo, but the principle languages are Indonesian (for Kalimantan) and Malay (Sabah and Sarawak). English is commonly spoken, particularly in tourist areas.
Name: Malaysian ringgit/Indonesian Rupiah
Borneo (GMT +8)
Be aware that alcohol is not widely drunk in Borneo due to the Muslim population, but you can still find it. Beer is cheapest in the local underground supermarket bars, and much more expensive in normal bars and restaurants.
Meals at food stalls are perfect for those on a budget, costing around £2. Mid-range restaurant meals will cost between £5-12.
Taxis in Borneo can cost between £4 and £10 depending on the distance and which location you are in.
Buses or planes are the best way to get around Borneo. Domestic flights are very cheap, often costing under £25 for an hour long flight. Borneo has a network of cheap buses connecting the coastal cities - book at the bus ticket office for the cheapest price.
A dorm bed in a hostel costs between £4-10 a night.
Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost around £15.
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