Travel Blogs from Bako, Malaysia

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Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... I carried a big stick! Johan donned a fancy looking plastic sword with holster and the monkeys never came anywhere near him! Bako is a highly protected area with strict rules to ensure the safety of the wildlife and vegetation, one being 'no weapons ...

Bako trails and beaches, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Bako trails and beaches

A travel blog entry by jawad

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For the past two days I have been bitten constantly by all manner of insects but it's still a price worth paying to be able to stay in this fantastic national park. The trails are hard going (9km / 6 hours today) in the jungle heat but the views are ...

Trying to Keep My Mind on Bako, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Trying to Keep My Mind on Bako

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... . The story gave no more information and my google searches have been fruitless. We just got back from an overnight stay at Bako National Park on Sarawak's north coast. We saw silver-leaf monkeys, macaques, a pair of pit viper's, bearded pigs and ...

Bako, Home of the Proboscis Monkey, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Bako, Home of the Proboscis Monkey

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... nose (proboscis) and a permanent woody. I'm glad we got a chance to see them because it was the main reason I came here to Bako National Park. Later in the afternoon, we spotted a large male proboscis near the pier and tracked him all the way back to ...

Jungle trekking again, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle trekking again

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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6th March - Managed to find the right bus from the many at the station and headed out to Bako National Park. The bus fare was only 2.50RM each for the 45 minute journey but when we got to the jetty we were the only ones who wanted a boat so had to decide ...

The conqueror and the conquered..., Bako, Malaysia travel blog

The conqueror and the conquered...

A travel blog entry by fourloves

Some people like to travel to beaches in their own country for vacation. (I won't name names) The more adventurous fly to Malaysia, then go to Langkawi, such as the two Swedish girls I met in KL. The masochistic and mostly braindead travel to Borneo, take ...

Welcome to the - Bako - Jungle, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Welcome to the - Bako - Jungle

A travel blog entry by chil24

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... seks om morgenen, dyrt morgenbrød på Hilton (vores genbo) og afsted med bussen mod truende mørke skyer, der lå tungt over Bako Nationalpark, som var dagens destination. En time senere skiftede vi fra bus over til en lille båd, som skulle sejle os en ...

Bako National Park, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Bako National Park

A travel blog entry by chris74

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I stayed at Bako National Park for a few days. This is a bus and boat ride out of Kuching and is famous for its wildlife. There are plenty of walks around the park but I soon worked out that the best way to spot animals was to sit in one place and let ...

Bornean Beauty in Bako, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Bornean Beauty in Bako

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... pointed upwards. The beach itself was again magnificent. The sea wasn't the clear blue that I had seen elsewhere around Malaysia but really you would be nit picking to complain about it. Words really don't do this place justice.  ...

Into the jungle, Bako , Malaysia travel blog

Into the jungle

A travel blog entry by thejones187

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We visited Bako National Park, this park is one of the most interesting in Borneo, it's got 7 different eco systems all working together, you’ve got mangrove trees growing in the sea and a desert at the top of the hill. You can literally see the ...

A Walk on the Wild Side, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

A Walk on the Wild Side

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Hit the road early at 6am to make the first bus at 7-ish (no real schedule that's reliable). After an hour of achingly slow driving and frequent stopping, we arrived at the boat jetty. Paying double  for park fees than what they were a few months ...

Our last rainforest (for a while), Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Our last rainforest (for a while)

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... when the tide came in - it would have been about 300 metres.   Liz and Arian, think your local beach! Bako National Park is Sarawak's oldest national park and is a jagged peninsula between the mouths of the Sarawak and Bako Rivers, jutting out ...

Bako National Park, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Bako National Park

A travel blog entry by simonfea

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Bako can only be accessed by boat and we again packed a bag for one night, leaving most of our luggage at the Borneo Adventures office in Kuching. The journey by boat only takes around half an hour, but when we arrived the tide was out, so we had a ...

Monkey See Monkey Do, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Monkey See Monkey Do

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I didn't want to leave for hiking this morning. I just wanted to sit and watch the monkeys! There's a huge pack (is that what they're called? Pod? Troop?) of macaques that like to congregate outside our chalet. They are hilarious to watch!  ...

Which one is the monkey?, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Which one is the monkey?

A travel blog entry by callmejoseph

We met strolling along a protected rainforest north of here, a lovely South African couple,an annoying Australian Michael Moore fanatic, Nathan, and good ol' cynical "I." After a while we decided to head back towards camp. Listening to yet another ...

Broodje-aap-verhalen, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Broodje-aap-verhalen

A travel blog entry by claraklaver

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... met lange baard) rond. Ik kan het goed vinden met Kemley en we trekken samen door het park. Het is heet en vochtig in Bako, maar het regent gelukkig niet. We are very luckey; het heeft al twee dagen niet geregend. Na de eerste paar uur lopen door het ...

Bako National Park, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Bako National Park

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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to make sure not to miss our bus again we woke up at 6 am. even if half asleep we couldn't wait for the next part of our trip - the visit to the oldest national park in Borneo. Somehow we managed to catch an earlier bus and after an hour drive we were ...

Monkey Business!, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Monkey Business!

A travel blog entry by maz360

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... and spent a fun evening at the huge Weekend Market, where we sampled all kinds of sweet treats. I really enjoyed these two days - Bako National Park is a fantastic place, well organised with easy to follow trails and the amazing fact that if you stay the ...

Modern day bliss..., Kuching and Bako NP, Malaysia travel blog

Modern day bliss...

A travel blog entry by jtrail

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... people do not hassle you, they are very polite and appear happy and stress-free. All very civilized...! Headed off to nearby Bako National Park for a night where we took a few strolls through the steaming jungle, though most of the wildlife was around ...

Back where we feel most at home, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Back where we feel most at home

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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So we booked an overnight stay at Bako, and intended to leave the very lush confines of our luxury chalet accommodation, in Sematan, at first light.  Best laid plans, etc.... We ended up leaving there at 11:00am, good job that Kuching is only 90 ...

Lots of strange creatures, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Lots of strange creatures

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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... and mouldy but better than we had thought. Then we headed off into the jungle. In all the tourism brochures we had seen about Bako there was a photo of a stack in the middle of the sea surrounded by cliffs, so we went in search of it. We walked down ...

Bako national park day 2, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Bako national park day 2

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... : (1)Tanjong Sapi - view (2) Bukit Tambi - View Needless-to-say we chilled along time at each view... Alas our time in Bako was short but rewardingly very sweet. Amazing Jungle and a further opportunity to watch and take pictures of those 'phantom-like' ...

Not the best time to get ill!, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Not the best time to get ill!

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

Went to the park and developed flu. Managed to see the Probocis monkeys at ...

Bako national park, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Bako national park

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... a peninsula facing the South China Sea and cut off from the rest of Borneo by extremely dense, impassable and diverse jungle. Bako National Park is unique in Borneo and the World for hosting an unusually diverse number of ecosystems, wildlife and ...

beardedpigslangursmacaquessquirrelsprobosciscrabs, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

beardedpigslangursmacaquessquirrelsprobosciscrabs

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... to the bus stop and made the 10:00 bus, which was unfortunately running late... so we didn't get to the park entrance until 11:30. Bako National Park is north of Kuching on the South China Sea. To get to the actual park, you have to take a boat - it's ...

Blissful Bako, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Blissful Bako

A travel blog entry by backagain

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... with wrinkly little old men faces and shiny baby eyes. Much cuter than the evil diseased Indian macaques. I am such a racist. Malaysia is also home to Orangutans, cats (civets, leopard cats, leopards including black panthers, tigers), tapir (300kg ...

Monkey mayhem, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Monkey mayhem

A travel blog entry by iansf

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... creatures to watch with fascination to cheeky little punks that may need a stick waving to keep them from grabbing our packs. Overall Bako was just stunningly beautiful and a joy to visit. I real natural treasure. We saw tons of monkeys, wild bearded ...

Bako National Park, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Bako National Park

A travel blog entry by hanjolo

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... were getting the last bus of the day it was pretty busy and we had to stand which was a pretty warm affair! Once we arrived at the Bako village the heavens opened (as they seem to do every day at 3pm ish) so we had to wait around for an hour or so whilst ...

At One With Nature, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

At One With Nature

A travel blog entry by robmichelle

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... with our time. After cool water we headed back on the boat and bus to Kutching for our final night in Borneo Malaysia. Burgers and beer buckets went down a treat and it was time to say goodbye to the Frenchies. Another amazing country that we ...

Bako National Park, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Bako National Park

A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

... a man selling fish and prawns on the pavement in a makeshift shelter created from a shop awning and a wheelie bin.  In Malaysia (and Singapore) the shops generallly have a covered walkway in front, known as the five-foot ways. These were originally ...

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