Into the Heart of Borneo Setting & Symbolism

Redmond O'Hanlon
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Borneo

Located in the Maritime Southeast Asia, it is the third largest island in the world.

Sarawak

A sovereign nation in the northwest corner of Borneo. Almost all of the book takes place here.

Travel Guides

O'Hanlon and Fenton acquire three Iban travel guides to help them find the Borneo Rhinoceros.

Rare Species

The purpose of the trip to Borneo is to see rare species of plants and animals.

Kuching

The capital of Sarawak.

Kapit

A town in Sarawake near the Rajang River founded by Charles Brooke. It is full of Iban.

Bukit Batu Tiban

The location of the mountain range near the center of Borneo.

The Rajang River

The river that O'Hanlon, Fenton and their guides travelled down.

The Iban Longhouse

The long, narrow, single-room building where various tribal peoples live. The Iban longhouse is the home of the Iban tribe.

The Kanyan Longhouse

The Kayan had...

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