Philip Yong is the co-founder and managing director of Borneo Adventure. He has pioneered tourism products and experiences in Sarawak that bring benefits to local people and conserve the natural environment.
Educated at St. Thomas School in Sarawak and the University of Toronto Canada, Philip has wide knowledge of the Malaysia Tourism industry and is deeply passionate about Sarawak’s natural and cultural assets. He is acknowledged as a leader of the Malaysian and Sarawak private sector tourism industry.
He has extensive experience and involvement in tourism industry associations and national tourism organizations. Mr Yong has served as a board member of Tourism Malaysia (1995-1997 and 2005-2007) and the Sarawak Tourism Board (1995-2003 and 2016-2018); and is a former Chairman of the Association of Sarawak Inbound Agencies (2006-2009), Malaysia Association of Tour & Travel Agents Sarawak Chapter (2001-2003) and Sarawak Tourist Association (1997-2002). He has also served as the President of the Sarawak Tourism Federation (2003 and 2016-2018), the Honorary Secretary General of the Sarawak Tourism Federation (2011-2013) and the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Sarawak Inbound Agencies (2011).
Philip is co-editor of the book ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife & People’.