Monkeys

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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The crocodile adventure park in Sandakan is cheap to get in and basic inside, it consists of different types of crocodiles in enclosures along with a few other token animals and fishes.

This 700kg bad boy had previously eaten 4 people before Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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I woke up expecting to get on a push bike and straight to the Orangutan rehabilitation centre but the bikes were not ready yet. I chatted with Lee Kun’s wife, Phui Wan, about my travel plans and she showed me some pictures of her and Lee Kun’s trip to Japan. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Batu Caves is 13KM (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, I took the bus to get there. It was an adventure in itself trying to get the right bus. I had 2 options, go to the main bus station, or catch a bus from a smaller depot area. I decided to go to the main bus station, it seemed easier to locate and it was closer to the hostel I was staying at. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Full length KL Tower

Full length KL Tower

Today I went up the KL Tower (known as the Menara here), some nice views can be seen at the 276M (928ft) tall observation deck. They also have a revolving resturant just above that but it seemed quite expensive (getting progressively more expensive the later in the day you eat there) so I gave it a miss for now, maybe I should pay up and get a night view from there some other time. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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