April 2017
  • Day5

    Bako National Park

    April 9, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Its adventure time again! My tourguide picked me up at Basaga and then we drove to a jetty and boarded a boat in order to get to Bako National Park.

    Once there, we immediately spotted a few silver langurs in the bushes nearby and even stood still long enough for us to take some photos. After a short break, we started hiking and we discovered many different types of rotan plants as well as some snakes. The Wagleri pit vipers to be exact. Highly poisonous but the don't bite unless provoked. They just stay still on tree branches most of the time.

    We tried finding the proboscis monkey while hiking but failed. Luckily, during lunch at the rest area a whole troup of proboscis monkeys appeared and so the trip was not in vain after all. Joining them were also the cheeky long tail macaques. They, however, were busy stealing food, rather than swinging on trees.

    Following all that drama, we headed back to the jetty. But before that we made a stop at the famous Bako sea stack. Took some close up pictures from the boat to make it look like the ones on the brochure.

    Overall, an awesome trip to Sarawak. Very short but sweet. I will come back again soon to continue exploring the jungles of Borneo.
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  • Day4

    Kuching City

    April 8, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    From jungle to civilization. Stayed in Basaga Holiday Residences last night. Nice place. So today I wandered around Kuching Waterfront for a bit. Bought souvenirs from shops nearby. Ate Sarawak Laksa which are pretty much like prawn noodles, but delicious nonetheless. Took pictures of the famous cat monument. Then headed back to rest once all that was over with. Another tour tomorrow!Read more

  • Day3

    Paku Waterfall

    April 7, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Morning hike to Paku Waterfall today as my flight was in the afternoon. After about an hour and a half of trudging through the muddy trail (it rained last night), I made it to the twin waterfalls. Seems very cooling to take a dip there but I didn't have the time, so I took some pictures and headed back to the park where I packed up and left for the airport.Read more

  • Day2

    Deer and Lang Caves

    April 6, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Went for an afternoon tour to 2 famous caves here. Firstly, we headed for the Lang Cave which is the smallest showcave in Mulu National Park. Though small, it is home to spectacular rock formations both from the ceiling and floor.

    Then our tourguide brought us to the Deer Cave, which has the largest cave passage in the world. Home to over 5 million bats, no doubt you will either accidently step on or touch bat poop or rather 'guano'. I hear it is very salty. Yes, people eat it. Anyway, this is a huge cave. 174 metres wide and 122 metres high. The cave path eventually leads to a hole in the roof known as the Garden of Eden where you can see plants thrive.

    After cave exploration, we sat outside facing the Deer Cave to watch bats fly out of the cave. This occurs between 5pm to 7pm, where swarms of bats fly out in groups of various intervals. Never knew they were so organized!

    Following bat watching, we headed back to our cabins to rest. Another adventure awaits tomorrow.
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  • Day2

    Mulu Canopy Walk

    April 6, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    This canopy walk in Mulu National Park is the highest canopy walk in the world. Hanging 350 metres from the ground, it is not for the height fearing. This long and narrow canopy walk is suspended between tall trees, fron which you are able to see the scenery down below, and wildlife if you are lucky.Read more

  • Day1

    Mulu National Park

    April 5, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Arrived at Mulu National Park late in the afternoon and checked into the park bungalow. Spacious room with an attached bathroom and beautiful tropical scenery from the verandah. Adventure starts tomorrow.