Borneo

Monkeying around

October 11, 2009 · 7 comments

After seeing just 3 Orangutans at Sepilok, it became clear I’ve not seen much wildlife since being in Sandakan, despite it being one of the better places in Malaysia to see some. There is another place nearby (15km away or so) called the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Which is a Santuary for proboscis monkeys. A primate with a strange nose and different colour fur to most other monkeys. They are also endemic to Borneo Island and can only stay in forest areas near a river so you can’t see them anywhere else in the world apart from a few places on Borneo Island.

Female Proboscis Monkey

Female Proboscis Monkey

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A 3 hour bus ride from Kota Kinabalu with a stop to change clothes and admire the view and you will be with bus load of people finding your way to Padas River.

Once there you will be told to sit down on planks of wood with wheels/ball bearings on for riding down a train track, think along the lines of ‘railway skateboarding’.

Malaysian forest

Malaysian forest

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Exploring old Jesselton

September 27, 2009 · 7 comments

Kota Kinabalu Post Office

Kota Kinabalu Post Office

Kota Kinabalu (named after Mount Kinabalu) was previously known as Jesselton (name change in 1968) was mostly destroyed during WW2, although took over from Sandakan as the state capital after it. There was only 3 buildings left of Jesselton after the allied bombing. They are Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Secret Waterfalls

May 17, 2009 · 4 comments

With Sydney back from his KL business trip, it was straight back to action, I asked if we could go for some Laksa for breakfast, a Kuching speciality Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Fort Margherita is across the Kuching river further up from the Astana, I got a boat today across the river to have a look.

Lookout tower of Fort Margherita

Lookout tower of Fort Margherita

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