Trans Borneo 2022

“The Twilight Trail!”

Fantastic and challenging expedition around Borneo island

1st – 21st October 2022

Concept of the event

NBE is organizing the Trans Borneo – The Twilight Trail in 2022 (TBTTT, TB3T). It is called “The Twilight Trail” because at this point of time Kalimantan is a mysterious and forbidding region. However, development is fast coming and changing the  face of this remote region. Experience the wilderness while you can.

From dawn to dusk…

This is the dawn of a new era in reachability and access into Borneo and Kalimantan and the dusk is setting on it as being a remote and backward part of Borneo. Also, in tackling some areas particularly the legendary Gunung Slukut, the participants had to work hard, driving, and winching, and inching their way from dawn to dusk and beyond. That is another reason why it called The Twilight Trail!

The event is  divided into two classes, Touring Class and Hardcore Class. Both will drive to Balikpapan and into Nusantara, the new capital of Indonesia. At Balikpapan and throughout the journey, there will be opportunities to meet the business community where opportunities abound. We will also visit some of the most beautiful islands and places in Kalimantan.

On the return journey, the convoy will split, the Touring returning to Sabah while the Hardcore turn west to enter severe off-road territory (“The Twilight Zone”) emerging into Kapit, and finishing in Lawas, Sarawak. 

This event invites adventurers and off-roaders to experience one of the last great adventures in the world : THE TWILIGHT TRAIL! This event is also suitable for touring adventure groups using standard, unmodified 4×4 vehicles. 

The TBTTT is eminently suitable for tourism and commerce. 

Highlight of the event

  • Endurance & Adventure (non-competitive)
  • Travelling to major cities and remote parts in Kalimantan Indonesia
  • A blend between Adventure Travel and Hardcore Off-Road experience
  • “Expect the Unexpected!”
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Objectives of the event

  • To strengthen & foster closer relationship between the people of BIMP-EAGA specifically in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei Darussalam.
  • To explore and seek business opportunities within Borneo.
  • To explore the natural beauty of Borneo
  • To promote Travel & Tourism in Borneo to an international audience.
  • To promote the NBE concept of CHAN – Commerce, Culture, Cuisine and Conservation, History & Heritage, Adventure & Agriculture, Nature and Nightlife in Borneo Island.
  • To challenge men & machine against the great outdoors.
  • To have fun and adventure.

The maps

Itinerary - Hardcore

Itinerary - Touring

PARTICIPATION

PACKAGES & DEALS

Rates in US Dollars

Registration Fees*

 

USD

p/d USD

    

Touring (14 days car 3450km)

Own Vehicle

3000

214

 

Jump seat

3050

218

 

Biker

3000

214

    

Hardcore (21 days car 4150km)

Own Vehicle

4200

200

 

Jump Seat

4300

205

 

Biker

4200

200

For Local and ASEAN rates, please contact organisers here

Limited to 50 vehicles
with maximum 120 participants
Registration will be open on 01/04/2022

Payment for entry fee payable to:

Name Bank: MAYBANK BERHAD
Acc. No. 0100 7750 5375
North Borneo Explorer Sdn Bhd
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL 

Early bird payment:

 

Before 30/04/2022

Before 31/05/2022

Before 30/06/2022

10% discount

7.5 % discount

5% discount

Between 01/07/2022 – 14/08/2022: Full rate applicable.

Deadline for registration is 14/08/2022

PARTICIPANTS WILL GET …….

  • Accommodation & meals as stated in programme, drinking water
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • Certificate of participation & souvenir programme
  • Official apparel (T-shirt etc)
  • Expedition souvenir
  • Official car stickers & car number (car owners)
  • Mechanical assistance (excluding spare parts)
  • Professional tour guides
  • Medical assistance
  • Border and custom clearance

Below are under negotiation and subject to confirmation:

  • Tyres ( for car owners only)
  • Batteries
  • 5GB pack
  • Insurance and Evacuation
  • Other goodies

ON OWN …..(subject to confirmation)

  • Vehicle (jump seats can be provided)
  • Fuel to be borne by car owner and jumpseaters to share with drivers (Fuel average: hardcore : 600l, touring 500l)
  • Vehicle maintenance prior to expedition
  • Cost of sending vehicle to starting point and back
  • Air faires to and from Sabah if applicable
  • Recovery kit (mandatory for hardcore)
  • Meals not listed; snacks & food for self catering
  • Local hotel and/or other taxes
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Covid-19 test

BRING ALONG …..(non-exhaustive list)

  • Pocket money
  • Clothes, personal toiletries & medication, torch light etc
  • Car owners : full camping equipment
  • Jumpseaters : sleeping bag (camp bed & communal sleeping tent provided)

PROMOTION OF THE EVENT

  • Via press / media conferences / releases
  • Engage media partners to join & write about the expedition
  • TV Coverage / Local TV Station (RTM) / Radio Television Indonesia (RTI) / CCTV China (To be confirmed) / National Geographic – Rest of the World (ROW) (To be confirmed)
  • Tour operators
  • YouTube / Youtubers
  • NBE’s website (transborneo.net)
  • MOTAC’s (TM) website under upcoming events
  • STB’s website under upcoming events
  • MITA, MATTA, STGA, SHA
  • Flyers, Brochures, Posters, Newspaper articles 

PAST EVENTS COVERAGE

Newspaper (TRANS BORNEO: LAND BELOW THE WIND 2021)

Facebook

Printed Media

YouTube

TV Shows by Life Off Road
(Into the Heart of Borneo)

(5 episodes)

TARGET MARKETS FOR TOURISM

  • MALAYSIA
  • INDONESIA
  • CHINA  
  • REST OF THE WORLD

Benefits of Trans Borneo – The Twilight Trail (TB-TTT)

Diverse Content

  • Moving advertisement of CHAN unlike most events, which is in situ, e.g. BIM Borneo International Marathon, (Kota Kinabalu) , Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon (Kundasang), Lepa – lepa (Semporna), Pesta Rumbia (Kuala Penyu), TB – TTT advertises and promotes 25 or more activities and places around Borneo. 

New Markets

  • It is designed to target new markets for Sabah, Malaysia and Borneo.

High end, High Spending

  • TB-TTT is a high-end, high spending niche.

Spread the risks

  • TB-TTT which targets new markets will increase the tourism market and lessen the dependence on the Chinese and Korean market.

Synergy Cross Border Tourism

  • Cross-border tourism which will sell Borneo as a whole similar to packaging done for the Mekong in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Selling the whole island

  • Sabah is North Borneo and not Borneo per se. It is 9.8% of Borneo, Sarawak is 13% and Brunei is 0.8% while Kalimantan is 76.4%. Kalimantan is the elephant in the room. By including Kalimantan and Brunei, true Borneo packages will be sold. There will be more customer satisfaction and synergies created. This is the way of the future.

Better relations

  • Create bonding between the peoples of Borneo. This has political, economic and cultural dimensions for mutual benefit.

Connectivity

  • Create connectivity between the territories and enhance the economies of both Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan.

IMPACT & OUTCOME FROM THE EVENT

Value added chains in the following sectors

  1. Transport connectivity between territories
  2. Development of Border Economic Area between Sabah & Kaltara
  3. Multi-destination tourism by creation of a Northern Borneo Circuit between Sabah, Sarawak & Kaltara
  4. Palm oil supply source for Sabah mills and downstream production through refining 
  5. Development of Medical Tourism between Sabah & Kaltara
  6. Further down streaming in the wood product industries
  7. Provision of educational facilities to enhance knowledge and know-how between Sabah & Kaltara
  8. Fisheries
  9. Organic foods and crustaceans industry
  10. Power generation from Sarawak 

Players in the above sectors have this unique opportunity to participate in the forthcoming and anticipated growth between Sabah, Sarawak & Kaltara. 

THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT  WILL CONTRIBUTE GREATLY TO BETTER UNDERSTANDING,  CONNECTIVITY AND RELATIONS BETWEEN  SABAH, SARAWAK AND KALIMANTAN WITH GREATER PROSPERITY FOR ALL.

Publicity & Exposure Packages

EXPOSURE FROM MEDIA AND TOUR OPERATORS / AGENTS 
  • Official media
  • Pre-event press release
  • Run-up articles
  • Flag-Off – Pre event “Selamat Pagi Malaysia” seen by 1,000,000 million people and shown on RTM news. 
  • Day by day cover 
  • At least 30 articles in Auto, Travel, Lifestyles and Business magazines and links 
  • Video features in Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, RTM, RTI (to be confirmed)
  • Radio (Kupi Kupi FM , Atukoi Othoe)
  • RTM and Astro- National Channels
  • TV episodes in International TV Channels – (i) Indonesia TV Channels

(ii) National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC, CNN (to be confirmed) (iii) China TV Channels 

  • Local / foreign reporters and journalists 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

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