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Sarawak is Malaysia’s biggest state by size and is located on the island of Borneo, which is well-known for its great diversity of culture, wildlife and nature.

Sarawak occupies much of the northwest coast of Borneo, and is almost the same size as England. However, it is the most sparsely populated due to the tropical rainforests, rugged mountains, mighty rivers, mangrove forests, white sandy beaches and pristine island. It neighbours Brunei to the North, Sabah in the northeast and Indonesia (Kalimantan) in the south. Kuching is the economic capital. There are many theories as to how Kuching got its name, but a favourite adopted by the city is Kuching is the Malay word for Cat. Therefore, cat monuments and a cat museum are famous icons of the city.

With many available options for photography, TopLiners Club has specially designed this short and intense trip for the photography enthusiasts.  Expect interesting genres featuring street, wildlife, scenics, night, astro (weather-permitting), action and even night macro.

Join TopLiners Club’s Photo Master Julian W., on this epic journey into the realms of Borneo Sarawak.

Julian W. first started weaving images with light in 1992.  He honed his photography skills by immersing himself in fashion, portrait and commercial photography, but soon found these pursuits a little too monotonous for his liking.

To challenge himself, he listened to his inner callings and venture into nature photography soon after.  His works soon caught the attention of Animal Planet, Sony, HSBC, Singtel, Vitagen, and many various wildlife institutions

Today, this workaholic runs 4 companies, which includes a brand agency and a full-fledged travel agency that is registered with the Singapore Tourism Board.  Julian is also the brainchild for Singapore Photography Meets, a photography community that has more than 6000 members.

 

Minimum 8 to travel.  Maximum 12 participants.

Do sign up early as accommodation space in the National Park is extremely limited.  Please email contact@toplinersclub.com if you have any queries in regards to this trip.

 

 

SIGNATURE HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  Photograph the endemic Proboscis Monkey, rare wildlife like the Orang Utan and other wildlife
  •  Visit local villages and photograph their way of life
  •  Overnight stay in Bako National Park, chance to photograph sunrise and sunset, nocturnal wildlife, fireflies &
    try out Astrophotography (weather-permitting)
  •  Special session of night macro photography
  •  Savour wonderful local cuisine of Sarawak
  •  Guidance of Photo Master cum Wildlife Specialist on tour, Julian W.

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : May 4, 2020

KUCHING

* Arrival in Kuching * Street photography * Twilight photography at Waterfront area * Dinner * Overnight in accommodation (4 star)

Day 2

Date : May 5, 2020

BAKO NATIONAL PARK

* Breakfast * Proceed to Bako National Park * Various aspects of photography here: Wildlife, Macro, Scenery, Sunrise/Sunset, Astro, and Night * Overnight in chalet (4 to a room)

Day 3

Date : May 6, 2020

KUCHING

* Breakfast & Checkout * Proceed back to Kuching * Free & Easy in afternoon * Night Macro Photography * Supper (own expenses) * Overnight in accommodation (4 stars)

Day 4

Date : May 7, 2020

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

* Breakfast at hotel * Visit local market for photography * Visit Semenggoh Orang Utan Sanctuary with special program inclusive

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation inclusions as per the itinerary above
  • English-speaking Local Guide/Driver
  • Photo guidance from Professional Photographer cum Tour Leader from Singapore
  • All ground transport and tours as mentioned above
  • All meals other than specifically indicated
  • All National Park, Admission and Conservation Fees
  • All scheduled activities
  • The current Malaysian Tourism Levies and all relevant Government Taxes

Exclusion:

  • International air-tickets (return) into Kuching, Sarawak
  • Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance;
  • Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Visa fees where relevant
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and staff
  • All Other Services not mentioned above

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation inclusions as per the itinerary above
  • English-speaking Local Guide/Driver
  • Photo guidance from Professional Photographer cum Tour Leader from Singapore
  • All ground transport and tours as mentioned above
  • All meals other than specifically indicated
  • All National Park, Admission and Conservation Fees
  • All scheduled activities
  • The current Malaysian Tourism Levies and all relevant Government Taxes

Exclusions:

  • International air-tickets (return) into Kuching, Sarawak
  • Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance;
  • Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Visa fees where relevant
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and staff
  • All Other Services not mentioned above
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  • start: Tuesday March 24, 2020
    end: Friday March 27, 2020
    Group Size: 12 pax
    Status: Pax Available: 12 / 12
    price: $980.00 $865.00 /Person

These are specially curated trips for photo enthusiasts to visit a destination in small groups. These tours are meant to be slow paced, taking into careful considerations that photographers need time to create their masterpieces.

Yes, you are most welcomed to sign up as our tours are opened to all participants around the world. Our tours start at the arriving airport of our destination, and as long as you can reach and meet us at the airport arrival hall , that would be fine.

No, of course not. Users of all camera brands and all skill levels are welcomed. A professional photo master would also be readily available to assist on any photography-related queries.

No, This is because our clients may be coming from all parts of the world, or they may want to use their airline mileage to claim their flights. Therefore, our tours would start at the arriving airport, and similarly concludes at the airport of international departure.

e would strongly advise that you book your tours once you can confirm your interest. This is partly because we can only confirm and go ahead with a trip once we achieved our minimum confirmed number. In addition, usually the best accommodation runs out really quickly, and the sooner we can get a group going, the better it would be to secure the best available accommodation and to confirm the tour.

A trip would be confirmed once we achieved our minimum stated number of guests. In the unlikely event that this is not met, we will inform interested guests if the tour would proceed, about 14 days prior to departure. Full deposits paid would be refunded accordingly.

Once a trip is confirmed, TopLiners Club will contact each guest separately to book the air-tickets as soon as possible.

We will advise you via email once the trip is confirmed. This could be as soon as the minimum tour number is met, or when a decision to proceed is reached by TopLiners Club. Please do not proceed to purchase your international air-tickets until you have verified the confirmation of your tour with us.

We generally use 4 star or a higher category. However in some remote locations, we may work with the best available in that area. We will always ensure our guests of clean, comfortable accommodation to the best that we can arrange.

Yes you can. However, this is subjected to availability and single supplement would apply. Our tours are generally quoted base on twin/triple basis.

Kindly find the following link for a copy of our Terms & Conditions. We will also be sending a copy of this once you have completed our Official Trip Signup Form.

https://toplinersclub.com/terms-and-conditions/

We are a full-fledged, bespoke travel agency that is registered with the Singapore Tourism Board. We provide tour services for both inbound & outbound, to all corners of the world. All tours are tailored accordingly to the client’s specific interests and preferences.

Our forte lies in working with a reputable local partner in countries where we send our guests to. This is constantly being reviewed so that we know our clients are always getting the best service. All tours are curated and tailored according to each client’s specific interests and preferences.

Yes we do! As a full-fledged travel agency registered with Singapore Tourism Board, we organise tours ranging from couples, families, groups, to even large companies for incentives and conferences. Kindly contact us for more information.

Certainly! We are part of a global travel network and have great partners anywhere in the world. Please check with us for your next worry-free holiday, and leave all the planning and liaising for us.

A: Yes, of course. We can be reached at the following:

Email: contact@toplinersclub.com
Whatsapp: +8249-4559
Skype (toplinersclub)
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We accept bank transfers and cheques. For our overseas customers, we have payment options which we will advise separately, depending on the country our client is in.

Unless specifically specified, all tours are transacted in Singapore Dollars (S$).

Unfortunately, we would not be able to process any refunds unless it is on humanity grounds relating to the guests or his/her immediate family members. In the case of such refunds, a finance fee of at least S$100 would apply. Please contact us for more information.

We ensure that all local taxes and applicable fees are inclusive in your quotation, so you know the final price. However, there may be situations where a sudden increase in fees or government levies may arise, which is not in our control. In such circumstances, we will endeavour to communicate this to our guest(s) as soon as possible and a slight increase in the tour price would be expected.