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Enter this month’s Conde Nast Traveller Where Are You? competition to win a five-night holiday at Gaya Island Resort courtesy of Jasmine Holidays. The prize, worth about £3,300, includes accommodation in a Bayu Villa with breakfast, return flights from Heathrow with Malaysia Airlines and transfers. Competition closing date is 28 February 2015.
Surrounded by lush rainforest and on the edge of coral reefs, Gaya Island Resort is just the place to experience the wild wonder of Borneo, brought to you by Jasmine Holidays. Days here are spent snorkelling among schools of clownfish, diving with the resident marine biologist or relaxing with a traditional massage in the heavenly spa. And at dusk, gather around a crackling fire pit for a delicious barbecue on the beach. The holiday is subject to availability and must be taken by 30 November 2015; 1 August to 31 August 2015 are excluded.
To enter, identify the location on page 162 of Condé Nast Traveller February 2015, and send in your entry to arrive by 28 February 2015. All correct entries will also be included in the Grand Prize draw at the end of the current competition period (1 October 2014-30 September 2015).
Clue: When British settlers first looked up at the knobbly peaks dominating this mysterious land, their shape reminded them of a part of the human skeleton – which is how the mountains got their English name. In the local language they are simply called ‘misty’.
A 31,000-hectare expanse of this upland region – in the centre of an island nation that has been independent for more than 65 years – was declared a conservation forest in 2000 and became part of a larger World Heritage Site a decade later. It’s an extraordinarily beautiful place, a befuddling whirl of landscapes from grassy plain to cloud forest. Elephant, buffalo and boar may be seen galumphing around; and at quieter moments, if you’re very patient and reasonably lucky, you might spot a leopard, jackal or loris. It’s also a botanical bonanza, with about 160 endemic flowering plants, many of them found nowhere else on earth.
Also don’t forget to bid and win some truly magnificent prizes in our Luxury Travel Diary Charity Auction.
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