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Photo by Michael Jordan, enjoying a meal at sunset, Zangskar Valley, India

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Photo by Michael Jordan
enjoying a meal at sunset,
Zangskar Valley, India



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@SeniGreg,

Kalimantan has been in my bucket list and even though I am on the same island of Borneo, I can't ride over to Kalimantan as Indonesia requires a carnet de passage for foreign vehicles.

I heard that there is a way to overcome the Carnet requirement by getting the Indonesian motorcycle club to officially invite you and by that you do not need the Carnet at the border. The only problem is that they do not invite solo travelers per se. Got to be big group of bikers.

So, the only way for me to ride in Kalimantan would be to rent a bike in Pontianak, Kalimantan which is the nearest city from Kuching.
I haven't done much research on this yet but I might do it next year after my Sumatra trip if I can find a bike to rent.

As to the question of which starting point from East Malaysia to Balikpapan - if you ship the bike from Port Klang to KK (Kota Kinabalu) you could do a loop of Sabah before going to Sarawak via Brunei's new bridge.

I might be partial as I am a Sabahan but the road from Tawau to Keningau has wild pygmy elephants crossing the road if one is lucky. I've done this road a few times and only seen elephant shit on the road! LOL

The other attraction would be going to Kinabatangan on the East Coast of Sabah where you can spend a few days at the Kinabatangan river and take a river cruise to see wildlife such as Proboscis monkey, wild orangutan and pygmy elephants. The last time I did this was a long time ago like maybe 20 years back?

I've included a snapshot of the route if you start from KK.

If you start from Kuching you are close to the Kalimantan border and can proceed to Balikpapan.

If you are an Aussie and a history buff, Sabah has a special significance for Australians because of the Sandakan Death March. Google it if you are interested.

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Here is the route.
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@snakeboy,
The cost of a motorcycle from Port Klang to Kuching, Sarawak is RM900 or USD$200 according to their website.
It states that the price is for all types of motorcycle.

Hope that helps. I recommend to contact the other 2 companies and find out the rates.



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@snakeboy,
The cost of a motorcycle from Port Klang to Kuching, Sarawak is RM900 or USD$200 according to their website.
It states that the price is for all types of motorcycle.

Hope that helps. I recommend to contact the other 2 companies and find out the rates.



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@snakeboy,

No worries.

Don't hesitate to ask if you need more info.

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I wanna chime in here as I'm about to enter Malaysia on Monday. I'm currently in contact with an agent to ship my bike to Sabah. So far the communication experience is mediocre at best, getting blue checkmarks on WhatsApp from the posmotor.com contacts.

After that I'll try to cross through Brunei and then into Indonesia and use ferries to Timur. Let me know if anyone is close

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@pakohan,

If you are getting mediocre service, look at my earlier post on this thread and there is a guy I have used a few times and his response is quite fast.

You might want to check him out.

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Dili to Darwin

март-апрель 2025 г. собираюсь отправить мотоцикл из дили в дарвин. пока я проехал 25 000 километров, я оставил мотоцикл в джакарте и решил отдохнуть. если есть желающие отправить мотоцикл в это время, пишите! давайте разделим контейнер, чтобы сделать его дешевле:самокат:
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