an island in the South China Sea. It lies physically East of Peninsular Malaysia, South-West of the Philippines, North of the Indonesian island of Java and West of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi

within this island there are the states of Sabah and Sarawak (parts of Malaysia), the oil rich country of Brunei and the part of Indonesia known as Kalimantan.

the weather tends to be monsoon mediated, having dry and rainy seasons. definately tropical.

still has large tracts of rainforest, but these are being cut down for logging and other uses -- slowly but surely

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