Bahagian Tawau

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    Day 2 Evening / Day 3 Morning

    December 16, 2016 in Malaysia

    Another trip on a boat and with more of the same birds and animals, including the unusual proboscis monkeys again. Saw a large (1 meter long) monitor lizard resting on a tree, looking very relaxed. Once again the evening sky was lit by lightening and more baby crocs were spotted- all we could think about was 'where's the mother?'. It was a quiet start to our evening walk but thankfully the wildlife didn't disappoint in the end with a show of sleeping birds, frogs, a turtle and insects. We managed to get a very quick glimpse of a mother and baby orangutan during our morning boat ride before leaving the jungle. A bit of rest in a hammock is needed...Read more

  • Day13

    Borneo River Jungle

    December 14, 2016 in Malaysia

    Picked up at 7 and had a long drive (7 hours) across the island,past Mount Kinabalu, to the Borneo Natural Sakau Bilit Resort on the Kinabatangan River. Unbelievable to see the amount of palm tree plantations, all standing where jungle once stood. We had a long early evening boat ride up river and saw one of the two types of animals we really wanted to see - the proboscis monkeys with big droopy noses). There were long tailed macaques, hornbills and a wild boar too. On our return the night sky kept lighting up as a thunderstorm passed by in the distance. Our guides head torch picked up the eyes of some tiny crocodiles from about 150 meters away.Read more

  • Day14

    Jungle Day 2, Morning

    December 15, 2016 in Malaysia

    Away on another boat ride by 6am which gave us a lovely sunrise. Thankfully the rain had stopped just before and gave way to slightly cooler temperatures. We saw a gold crested eagle, more monkeys and hornbills before seeeing the second of the two animals we really wanted to see- an orangutan in the wild! And what a view we had, he was right in front of us, up a tree, at the waters edge. After watching him eat his breakfast of leaves he climbed down before appearing again up a fruit tree this time but alot more hidden. We realise we were very lucky to have seen him so clearly. After breakfast we went on a walk through the jungle which we cut short as we heard an elephant nearby. This was after seeing a fully grown dear about the size of a cat.Read more

  • Day13

    Jungle Night Walk, Day 1

    December 14, 2016 in Malaysia

    The after dinner night walk was a adventurous experience - pitch black, thick mud and dense jungle (oh, and some potentially dangerous creatures!). Once the safety briefing was done, disclaimer forms signed, high-vis vests on and wellies hired we were off but didnt have to go far before we saw a baby, deadly green tree frog followed by the most unusual looking centipede we've ever seen. The water spider could move fast when it wanted to and thankfully so did the tortoise so we narrowly missed treading on it as it was well hiden in the muddy path. The star of the show definitely had to be the rainbow coloured kingfisher sleeping with its beak hidden under its wing, so close it was within touching distance. So many moths and butterflies kept flying at us, attracted by our torch light.Read more

  • Day171

    Schnipp Schnapp

    February 20, 2017 in Malaysia

    Nach über einem halben Jahr war ein Frisörtermin dringend mal wieder nötig. Die Auswahl war in Tawau aber nicht gerade groß und so stolzierte ich einfach in den nächst besten Salon hinein. Die Frisöse war gerade am Essen und konnte kein Wort Englisch. "Okay bevor ich eine Glatze rasiert bekomme, düse ich schnell wieder ab", dachte ich mir und drehte mich schon um. Doch dann rief sie mir hinterher und gestikulierte, ich solle mich auf den Stuhl dort setzen und sie schneide mir die Haare. Okay, das Abenteuer beginnt. "Sind ja nur Haare, falls was schief gehen sollte", war mein Gedanke. Nach einer halbstündigen Kopfmassage ging es dann ans Eingemachte und sie Schnitt mir die Haare. Und ich muss sagen: ich war in Deutschland schon bei schlimmeren Frisörterminen!
    Für 30 MYR (6€) bekam ich das was ich wollte und bin vollstens zufrieden. Außerdem war die Dame sehr freundlich, obwohl sie die meiste Zeit auf den Fernsehbildschirm im Salon blickte, um dort ihre Serie zu schauen, statt auf meine Haare.
    Fabi wartete übrigens sehr geduldig, bis Frau ihre Haare schön hatte. Dieses Bild werde ich nie vergessen! Zum Schießen, wie er in dem rosafarbenen Salon auf dem Wartestuhl saß.
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