Borneo Cheroots

A few months ago, while I was in flight to Tawau, I saw this article in Malaysia Airlines magazine about this Borneo Cheroots. The article is about a man who was trying to make Sabahan cheroots. The story is about how he offers a man from Europe a Filipinos cheroots but the man thought it’s from Borneo. I did some research for this story to authentic it and also trying to find some info for this Borneo Cheroots but unfortunately I didn’t saw any in the internet.So I get a box for myself but it is quite expensive though. So let me introduce the Borneo Cheroots.


Rm24.20 for 10 cheroots. It's kind of funny that they use a smoking Orang Utan as their mascot. Smiling, relaxing and smoking Orang Utan.

You can see at the back of the box that they claim is a real Borneo Cheroots.



These Borneo Cheroots are made with the highest quality tobacco
from the foot hills of Mt, Kinabalu and South East Asia's highest mountain.
Cultivated by the Kadazan and Dusun tribes since the 1850 ' s,
the art of making these cheroots have been passed down through the generations




The taste is really like the local tobacco or we Sabahan call it “Sigup” that anyone can purchase at local market here at Sabah (Borneo for some foreigner). The taste is different from any branded cheroots. I almost choke on my first try as I inhale it as a normal cheroots. It has very strong after taste. Sometimes it will leave some sensation on your throat. It's makes me proud because it is made from my homeland, Borneo. Imagine that... Borneo Cheroots....

Amaran/Warning : Merokok dapat menyebabkan kanker, serangan jantung, impotensi dan gangguan kehamilan dan janin.(Smoking can cause cancer, heart attack, impotency and problems during pregnancy as well as affects the health of the newborn)

4 comments:

Nate said...

Hey, where can I get some of these cheroots? I live in KL.

LeeJB said...

It's been 4 years now since this post. Since this post are up, I haven't seen any sold outside or anywhere in KK anymore. Maybe you have to look for it at Handicraft shops.

Anonymous said...

Just got myself a pack from KK, shop was in waterfront, named Borneo Trading Post(some kind of a souvenir shop)

Price was 39RM for 10pcs tough...Seemed like all prices have gone up in Borneo(and whole Malaysia?) if comparing to travel guides and what heard from friend who have visited Malaysia earlier

LeeJB said...

Anon- Yes all the price in Borneo has been increased in a few years. and tobacco product tax also has increased yearly.