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November 18, 2020

Red Borneo (aka Kalimantan, Ketapang, Jongkong, Hulu)

Strain Breakdown

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
Based on 2 Visitor Reviews
User Average


  • Could relieve pain and discomfort
  • Can elevate mood and promote relaxation
  • Potentially less fatiguing than other red strains


  • Could be less relaxing than other red strains
  • May provide poor stimulation


Red Borneo’s seemingly sedating and pain-relieving nature might interest those suffering from chronic pain.

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Most users describe Red Borneo kratom as highly pain-relieving and sedating. In moderate-to-high doses (2.5-5g+), it may relieve pain and promote relaxation. Although Red Borneo has a high sedation score, some users have reported that the strain is less sedating than other red kratom strains. Many users have also noted the strain’s prominent mood-boosting properties.

Given its sedative nature, Red Borneo is likely best suited for evening use. The strain doesn’t appear to be very stimulating, although this is typical for red kratom. Red Borneo’s duration may be above average, with effects lasting about 3-3.5 hours at moderate doses (2.5-5g).

Currently, we don’t have any evidence suggesting that this strain is more or less nauseating than others.

Due to the subjective nature of kratom and personal variations in body and brain chemistry, your experiences with this strain might differ from the average user.


Kratom vendors and users often label, market, or refer to Red Borneo as Kalimantan, Ketapang, Jongkong, or Hulu.

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Articles and blog posts that mention this strain

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  1. kratomaton

    Averaged score based on the following user comments from Reddit and other online communities:

    1. feellikeathrowaway
    As far as its effects go, this is another solid red strain. It’s pretty much the same strength as the red horn, but there is a difference. As far as the red horn goes, those effects weren’t very gradual. It was more like one moment I don’t feel anything, then suddenly I have this awesome opiate buzz that was just right. On the other hand, the red borneo provides that same buzz, except its comeup is much slower and gradual. This is pretty good if you use kratom for pain as its duration seems to be much longer than the red horn. Personally, since I take kratom for mostly recreational purposes, I prefer the red horn because of its intensity, but both strains are a 10/10 in my book.

    2. [deleted]
    Red borneo is slightly different than most balis. It’s similar but with less energy and euphoria, and more pure pain relief and relaxation. If one is looking for a pure red vein, a red borneo is usually the best choice. Almost entirely used in the evening.

    3. Madhatkrat
    I received my sample pack from them a couple days ago and was extremely happy with the red Borneo. A very calm/euphoria that I haven’t got a lot of lately. It definitely hit that sweet spot.

    4. Chokaholic
    Just burned 5 grams and wow! That’s what I’ve been looking for.
    Now I see why everyone loves reds so much. I feel euphoric, clear headed, and anxiety free.

    5. MetalMamaRocks
    I had some awesome red Borneo that was the perfect blend of pain relief with a little euphoria, but not too sedating. Unfortunately I threw the bag away and can’t remember who I ordered it from! Lol

    6. Bull67
    I just got some red boreno today from Gaia and I absolutely love it!!! Great pain relief, nice warm feeling and very nice euphoria!! Gaia’s red bali was great but I think his red boreno is a little better for me !!! I asked Dan about the red boreno before I ordered it and he said it’s was fire and I can’t disagree!!!!

    7. Rukia_Kuchikii
    10/10 this is the best red I’ve ever tried, it warms and relaxes your entire body and relieves the pain and tension you have. The taste actually isn’t very bad and quite mild compared to some strains.

    8. aestheticsweg
    Red Borneo- relaxing8/10 sstimulation3/10 pain relief7/10 mood enhancing6/10 euphoria6.5/10 * This strain is a little bit more physically relaxing than the red maeng da, but isn’t quite as euphoric. I didn’t feel sedated at all, so it came to a surprise to me when it made falling asleep a snap.

    9. niggabehellafaded
    8/10, great strain, if you like reds, definitely pick this up, reminds me of his other strain red dream. Great burn, has a great body, very analgesic, great headspace, feel clear headed and not too heavy, and still feel motivated to do chores around the house. I personally am a huge fan of reds, and this hits my red sweet spot. Great product.

    10. labdog03
    his sample was a nice example of a Red Borneo strain. Onset was @ 45 minutes. Pain relief was outstanding, along with a nice mood lift, fading into the classic Red relaxation.

  2. green-girly-o
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    This is the only red I’ve tried that I find truly sedating! Red Indo, Sulawesi, & Horn are stimulating for me, Bali & Maeng Da were meh, but this one is nice and relaxing.

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
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