Travel Blogs from Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia

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Malaysia - Sarawak, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Sarawak

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... we made our way back to the car, past some wild rambutan growing on nearby trees (PIC) and then through the Sarawak countryside, typical of Borneo and just what we had hoped to see with the thick jungle sprawling in the background (PIC). We headed to the ...

First days in Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

First days in Kuching

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... stamps for you on the way around the lake. The houses were from the various types of community, mainly indigenous, throughout Sarawak and they ranged from the temporary bamboo shelters of the Penan tribe to the elaborately carved Malay houses. We saw ...

Day 2 Longhouse Trip, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Day 2 Longhouse Trip

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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11th March - Despite Osman's assurances that the cockerals only crowed at 6am then 7am and then all day, they went on all bloody night! As the first activity after breakfast was a cock fighting display, I offered to be the first in the ring but then ...

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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... and the females have flat noses and we were really lucky to see about 3 or 4. These rare and timid monkeys are only found in Borneo and many people fail to spot them even here. Down on the beach we were rewarded with views of beautiful jungle and cliffs ...

Great apes and tribal vibes, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Great apes and tribal vibes

A travel blog entry by ashley_and_erik

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Arriving in Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, was a delight.  There seemed to be no taxis, tuk tuks, baggage handlers or anyone else interested in us and the airport was surprisingly pleasant.  We'd read that it was a shabby run down old ...

Rock bottom at Pinnacles, GMNP, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Rock bottom at Pinnacles, GMNP

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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Our last stop in Sarawak before heading to Sabah province, was Gunung Mulu National Park - one of Malaysia's World Heritage Sites. GMNP is also home of Southeast Asia's largest cave system - currently only 300km of the cave system is mapped! Deer Cave has ...

Feline Fantastic, Kuching (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Feline Fantastic

A travel blog entry by luciertw

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... , I met up with some new friends made at Semenggoh (of the human variety) to go to a food festival. I tried a variety of Sarawak specialities, including Sago worms. Thankfully they were dead and had been sauteed and were really quite nice. I've since ...

Feline fine in Borneo, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Feline fine in Borneo

A travel blog entry by mothman

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... but only about 8 bungalows and one restaurant, but still far more touristy than anywhere else in Malaysia we'd been (bar Perhentaians) - and not what I expected of Borneo... Still managed to get away from the crowds on the treks though. We opted for ...

Born(eo) to be Wild, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Born(eo) to be Wild

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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... pavement outside the terminal until it re-opened at 5am! We (unknowingly) arrived in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) on none other than Malaysia's National Day - and this lot take this day VERY seriously. Kuching had been ...

Living with Headhunters, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Living with Headhunters

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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... the past 2 months would be put to the ultimate test! The Iban are the largest tribe in Sarawak, and traditionally live in "longhouses" alongside Borneo 's many rivers. Until recently (too recently for our liking), the males of the tribe were ...

Kuching, Borneo Rainforest, Kuching, Sarawak and Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching, Borneo Rainforest

A travel blog entry by barbarasyear

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... Meal out tonight to celebrate Sally's bithday. I had my first Shi Sha which is a herbal bong!!! Honest. We are going to Borneo tomorrow. Can't wait. Got a four hour coach ride and a two hour boat ride. It's a long journey but I'm looking forward ...

Eating well, sleeping well...., Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Eating well, sleeping well....

A travel blog entry by radders84

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... He visited a museam, walked along the riverside and ate at a nice Chinese restaurant.  Yesterday we visited the Sarawak Cultural Village which has many Longhouses containing demonstrations of traditional life among the many tribes in Sarawak.  ...

Beautiful Borneo, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Beautiful Borneo

A travel blog entry by yanandasif

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... ;s low cost airline we were giddily listing our activities not realising how surprisingly expensive they were. Borneo is a large island divided by three countries of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. We headed for the Malaysian side where most of the action ...

It's Monkeylicious!, Sarawak , Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

It's Monkeylicious!

A travel blog entry by danandkate

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We love Sarawak! And we've decided to Quit smoking! And I don't know why this is all one entry! But it is! And it's long! Kuching We flew into Kuching, home to possibly my favourite funky coloured building ever. You can't get lost in Kuching as long as ...

Jungel Jentene!!, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungel Jentene!!

A travel blog entry by kinemichelle

... slitne, saa ble ingen stor fest. Naa er vi paa Borneo, skal vaere her i en uke ca. Borneo tilhorer Malaysia, men er fremdeles uavhengige stater; Sabah og Sarawak. Naa er vi i Sabah, og flyr til Sarawak paa Fredag. der tenker jeg og Line aa kanskje ...

malaysisches Multikulti, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

malaysisches Multikulti

A travel blog entry by karoinasia

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... Wochen nicht gebadeten Hund neben uns ertragen. Während wir am Abend durch die Stadt schlenderten, nahmen wir das Multikulti Malaysia mit allen Sinnen auf.  Aus einer christlichen Schule hinter Annies Villa erklang das „Halleluja" , das uns, ...

Orang Utans im Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Orang Utans im Semenggoh Nature Reserve

A travel blog entry by karoinasia

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... etwas teurer wurde, da ihr Geld bei der Bushinfahrt wohl aus der Tasche gefallen ist.  Busse sind hier in Malaysia generell recht billig. Man bekommt dafür auch die größte Variationsbreite angeboten… die lauteste und schlimmste Fahrt war ...

Back to ground zero, Kuching - Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Back to ground zero

A travel blog entry by trusserditte

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... under bordet og sagde 7-9-13. Hvad sker der saa? Op skulle vi klokken 4.30 i morges fordi vi skulle med flyveren til Borneo klokken 8.15. Da klokken blev 7.20 skulle Ditte-pigen skide forste gang. Og det var vel og maerke inden den halvlunke kaffe i ...

Dschungel im Bako Nationalpark, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Dschungel im Bako Nationalpark

A travel blog entry by karoinasia

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... natürlich einiges an Insekten unterwegs, wir waren ja auch im Regenwald. Dazu fällt mir ein, dass wir seitdem wir auf Borneo sind, jeden Tag zumindest kurz Regen hatten. „But without rain, it wouldn't be a rainforest“… allerdings ...

Nosey/Naughty Monkeys and Graceful Apes, Kuching/Sarawak Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Nosey/Naughty Monkeys and Graceful Apes

A travel blog entry by indyshiu

... that we would have such an opportunity while growing up in New York City. All in all, we highly recommend visiting Malaysia and Borneo. We do plan on coming back and checking out the eastern state of Sabah where there is amazing diving and ...

Sarawack, Sarawack in Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawack

A travel blog entry by garethandanna

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Longhouses- Trip to the cultural village, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Longhouses- Trip to the cultural village

A travel blog entry by karoinasia

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... hergerichtet, wir waren erstaunt, auch hier fast die einzigen ausländischen Touristen zu sein.. die meisten kamen aus Malaysia selbst. Wir kamen mit einigen muslimischen Malaysierinnen ins Gespräch, die uns interessiert befragten: 1. Wie alt seid ihr? ...

Wasserfall und Blutegel im Kubah Nationalpark, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Wasserfall und Blutegel im Kubah Nationalpark

A travel blog entry by karoinasia

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... „Chinese New Year" an, einem großen Fest, das in den meisten asiatischen Ländern gefeiert wird, so auch in Malaysia. Obwohl es illegal sei, Feuerwerke zu starte n, würden es trotzdem gemacht werden- man habe nur die Polizei zu bezahlen und da ...

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