I think someone, not too long ago, mentioned the possibility of a ferry from somewhere on the island of Borneo (sorry can´t remember from where exactly), to Palawan, Philippines.
As they are both big island nations, with a lot of sea traffic, I wouldn´t be too surprised if there were actually some boat connections between them. But solid information about basically anything that floats – even from some internal lines operating in Indonesia – seemed almost impossible to get, unless you personally went to the harbour to ask!! And the situation is ever-changing, too, as some lines are shut down, while others emerge. But if you´re feeling adventurous, and are not short on time, I think you might have a chance to succeed. Sorry I don´t have any idea about whether the customs in Philippines would then give you trouble or not.
Shipping is a pain, so please do update here, whether or not you are able to find a suitable connection. Unless you want to fly, it does seem like a bit of a ´blank spot´ on the traveller map! I for one would like to go and explore that region some time.
Oh yeah, and this brings to mind – check out also this thread:
Last edited by pecha72; 15 Nov 2011 at 13:04.