We emerged from the jungles of Borneo and flew to Kuala Lumpur where we pampered ourselves by staying at the luxurious Shangri-La. We were in KL about 2 years ago, coincidently with Sally’s sister and her husband, so sightseeing wasn’t a priority for us. Instead we did laundry and went to afternoon tea at the hotel’s… Continue reading Trip Interrupted
Gunung Mulu National Park, a world heritage site in Sarawak, Borneo, is known for vast limestone cave complexes and above ground karst structures called pinnacles. We decided to spend two days in the area and base ourselves near the park’s HQ, which contains several caves to explore, a multitude of walkways, a 15-section canopy walk… Continue reading To The Bat Cave!
One of the “must do” activities in Borneo is to take a wildlife river cruise on the Kinabatangan river. The river is known for having the highest concentration of wildlife, including proboscis monkeys, hornbills, rare pygmy elephants and the endangered wild Bornean orangutans. Unfortunately the endangered status of the latter two is due to their… Continue reading Kinabatangan River Dance
We flew from Kuching to Sandakan, picking up Colby and Bay along the way at Kota Kinabalu. They had just spent a cushy day at a posh resort and were in need of some exposure to rustic Southeast Asia. Of course the Sheraton Four Points in Sandakan was anything but rustic, but at least we… Continue reading I Like Turtles
Bako National Park is one of the best places to see proboscis monkeys in the wild and is the main reason we went to Kuching in the first place (not b/c it was named Cat). The monkeys, which are endemic to Borneo, are known for their unusual protruding noses and look very much like something… Continue reading Nosing Around In Bako
Yes we’re in a city called Cat. Kuching which is located in Sarawak, Malaysia Borneo means cat in Malay and was the starting point for our trip into Malaysia Borneo. Our friend Sally who flew in from the SF Bay Area met us in Kuching. She along with her husband Bay & son Colby (who… Continue reading Kuching: The Cat City