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IntrepidTours staff pioneered the development of activity based tours in Brunei from the mid 90's. We designed tour programmes, established activities and created written materials for a number of Brunei based travel concerns, including Royal Brunei Airlines (ie: Golden Touch Holidays) and Ulu Temburong National Park. It is common to see IntrepidTours'  written materials, photos and tour concepts copied.

We have a network of over 35 guides, drivers and support staff throughout North-west Borneo - Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak. Highlighted below are some of our people you are likely to  communicate with, or meet.

Allan Riches - our Managing Director - is at the heart of our developments, the design of tours and written materials for other organisations, and the operations of IntrepidTours.  An Australian with an extensive background in adventure activities, educational tours, programme design, staff training, and operational safety. Plus over twenty years experience operating and directing Outward Bound centres.

Allan was invited to Brunei in 1993 to set up the Outward Bound centre to help develop the enterprising spirit of the growing youth population. He was then asked to establish a business to help develop activity and environmental oriented tour experiences for Brunei's fledgling inbound tour industry.

Allan applies his qualifications as an educator - with in-depth experience in experiential learning - to the tours and travel programmes created and operated by IntrepidTours. Developing holiday and travel experiences that are an engaging immersion in the contrasting culture, environment and lifestyles of NW Borneo integrates his adventure education background with the wonderful people and places of Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak.

The safety and well-being of our guests is facilitated by Allan's extensive experience, including:

  • Ski patrol advanced first aid

  • Ships' Officers Medical course

  • Wilderness Medical Technician

  • Yachtmaster instructor & Master Class V

  • 25 years managing participant safety in remote areas

His success has been recognised with awards including:

Churchill Fellowship - to examine programmes, staff training,  safety and operations of activity based wilderness education organisations in the UK, Europe and North America.

National Medal for Service - in regard to volunteer rural and wilderness fire fighting in the Australian Capital Territory.

Allan Riches Outward Bound Scholarship - established by the board of Outward Bound Australia five years after leaving the organisation. 

This background underpins the attention to detail, creative programme design, tour operations and selection of guides, accommodation, tour venues, drivers, bus operators and other travel components for your unique IntrepidTours programme in Borneo .

Our Managing Director established radio communication services for remote visitor operations, including this repeater site on a remote mountain in Brunei. 

Our long distance and local area radio systems provide a unique standard of safety and tour co-ordination service.

Our radio communication services are also used for special events, such as fishing contests and yacht regattas.

Eddyati (Eddy):

Eddy works in our Bandar Seri Begawan office. She is the person many of our guests meet first via email when inquiring about tours in Brunei and adjacent Sabah and Sarawak. Eddy knows the drivers, guides, boatmen and co-ordinators at our visitor venues and is the person who keeps track of our visitors to ensure multi-day tour programmes operate as scheduled.

Eddy lives near the Brunei River, downstream of Bandar Seri Begawan, in one of the Government's housing development areas. If you have enquiries and need to talk, make a Skype link to Intrepid-Inquiry.

Many of our guests meet Eddy in person when they visit our office in Bandar Seri Begawan. Her first hand knowledge of life in Brunei's Venice of the East gives visitors a personal and insightful view of modern life in a traditional setting.

Maruli Bin Tamin:

Many of our guests first meet Maruli at Brunei airport, where he's often waiting to take people to their chosen hotel. He's likely to re-appear the next day to guide guests around the attractions of Bandar Seri Begawan on their Cultural Heritage tour, or take them for a boat ride on the Brunei River to see Proboscis Monkeys and other wildlife.

Previously in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Maruli is at home in jungles of Borneo, leading our guests for walks, white water rafting and nature tours. He has completed Brunei Tourism's guide training course and is one of Brunei's first Certified Tour Guides.


Because he grew up in Bandar Seri Begawan, he also has a thorough knowledge about attractions and lifestyles to be discovered on our Cultural Heritage tours and numerous other programmes in Brunei.

Martin Vogel:

Martin Vogel is another Australian and an almost 20 year resident of Sandakan, in eastern Sabah. Trained as an engineer, Martin has turned his expertise into helping establish local-community sustainable eco-tourism programmes, and as a wildlife and habitat specialist.

Martin co-ordinates our visitor operations in eastern Sabah. Guests heading for Sandakan, Sepilok, the Kinabatangan River, and Tabin Wildlife Reserve come under Martin's care to ensure the planned programme operates as expected.

Martin has a vast wealth of knowledge about the area, the wildlife, the communities and the activities. He's hiked to the top of Mt Kinabalu dozens of times while doing environmental surveys and leading groups and explored many other remote areas.


Chong Teah Lim:

Our guests visiting Mulu Caves, and particularly those who choose to make the 2d/1n 4WD, longboat and hiking trip between our Temburong Guest-house and Mulu Caves, will most likely meet Lim as their guide.

Lim has been taking visitors to these areas for over 15 years and has a very thorough knowledge of the trails, wildlife and environment.



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Licensed Tour Operator - KPSU/TDD/2002/27 TO

A member of the: 
Association of Travel Agents, Brunei (ATAB)
and the
Outdoor Recreation Industry Council of Australia

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Stop Over Tour
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