Travel Blogs from Sepilok, Malaysia

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Monkeying around, Singporna, Malaysia travel blog

Monkeying around

A travel blog entry by zee

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... and it was painful to have to cross it without detouring. It won't be long before it is as crassly touristed as the rest of Malaysia, and it would have been great to see it before that happened. Oh well, i'm sure there'll be a doco I can watch instead on ...

Hanging out in the jungle, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Hanging out in the jungle

A travel blog entry by hils

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... off a crane, I'm not sure it was supposed to be a funny film but we certainly laughed. Thankfully we eventually reached Sepilok and checked into our lovely jungle room and then headed over to the Orangutan Centre. Injured and orphaned orangutans are ...

Orange Tans, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Orange Tans

A travel blog entry by irax

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... recover from Mount K (in the end I wasn't able to walk down stairs properly for 4 days!). I stayed in a place called the Sepilok Jungle Resort, which was beutiful but was run by the most miserable staff that I've ever come across, barely a smile between ...

Into The Jungle We Go, Sepilok , Malaysia travel blog

Into The Jungle We Go

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... into palm oil plantations.  Concrete evidence of the rainforest destruction continued for at least 100km.  But then we arrived in Sepilok.  We turned off the roundabout to find a dream jungle resort.  After a mile of mud track we were ...

Uncle Tan, Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Uncle Tan

A travel blog entry by irax

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Myself and Roy De Dutch guy that I'd met at KK and again in Sepilok headed off to visit Uncle Tan (www.uncletan.com). Uncle Tan was a local guy that set up the first low cost eco tour in Sabah, and although he's no longer with us his legacy continues. I ...

Thanks Everyone, from my Ginger Friends, Sepilok Orangu-Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Thanks Everyone, from my Ginger Friends

A travel blog entry by hodge

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I guess you may of seen all the photos by now of my little ginger friends...just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who sponsored me for the London Marathon. Rest assured that the sponsorship forms will be out again when I get back as I am ...

Hanging with the Orangutans in the Jungle, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Hanging with the Orangutans in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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We arrived off our flight once again loving Air Asia we manged to get 3 seats to ourself which meant sleep again - we have been up since 0230 to watch the football and then due to the ungodly hour we had to get a taxi to the airport! We had a pickup from ...

Monkey Business, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Monkey Business

A travel blog entry by easties

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... and proboscis monkeys both of which are only found in Borneo and are suffering from loss of habitat. We visited the Sepilok orang-utan sanctuary and really enjoyed the displays of the semi wild orangs being looked after before being slowly distanced ...

Monkey Business, Sepilok , Malaysia travel blog

Monkey Business

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... here) entertained us fully.  We were lucky enough to see two babies during the feeding session at the wonderful Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary.  We let the crowds pass and shared some pretty intimate moments with some monkeys which had appeared ...

Diving Lankayan Island, Lankayan, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Lankayan Island

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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04/04: Even Hubby comes to breakfast.   We are ready for the briefing at 8h and leave at 08h20 for a ride of only 6-7 minutes. I lose a fin rolling into the water. While putting it back on, I lose the second. Sigh... . This is only my 3th dive ...

SPECIAL ENTRY FOR TONY, Lankayan, Malaysia travel blog

SPECIAL ENTRY FOR TONY

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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BRILLIANT picture, by Dr T: the jaw fish with eggs in his/her mouth !!! ...

Getting the finger already, Lankayan, Malaysia travel blog

Getting the finger already

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Pickup 9h20, after I double checked the reservation I made last night for when we are coming back, the 6th and the 7th. No reservation found. New reservation made. I underline I want the same price. That would be difficult, we got internet prices. I say, ...

Cheeky monkeys!, Sandakan/Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Cheeky monkeys!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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One down, 2 to go and our next stop was to Sandakan and the Orang-utan sanctuary at Sepilok! We arrived late afternoon and headed up to an observation point to watch the sunset over the bay...up more steps!!!! What's that all about! There's not actually ...

Day 80, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Day 80

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... my eyes. Oh, but we did see yet another wild orangutan. Three days in a row!! Well cool. So today's trip was to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, where they do orangutan rescue, rehab and re-homing. We catch the morning feed and get to see two mothers with ...

Orangutans!, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Orangutans!

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

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01/10 Helen - We set off from Kota Kinabalu on a 6 hour bus into the jungle to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. However before we leave our bus driver is pulled over by the police and asked to do a urine sample, very amusing, the poor guy has to walk all ...

Monkeying around, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Monkeying around

A travel blog entry by ryemm

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... - whilst we were watching an orang Utan snuck in and stole a coconut when the bear wasn't looking! Sun bears are endangered in malaysia as they have been hunted and killed for their bile, which is used in Chinese medicine. They are the smallest bear and ...

Uncle Tans, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Uncle Tans

A travel blog entry by struchen

after a grueling 6+ hour bus ride through the windy mountain range here in sabah we ended up in Sepilok, which is just about 7km west of Sandakan.  We were pretty lucky to find our way here since a good map of Sabah is hard to come by especially if ...

Sepilok orangutan centre, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Sepilok orangutan centre

A travel blog entry by lisamcsherry

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Jungle Camp, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle Camp

A travel blog entry by schellenberg

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... for about one hour. We are so lucky to spot wild orangutans in the tree tops. Of course we can't see them as close as at Sepilok but just the idea that those are 100% wild is thrilling! We are all very excited and can't wait to see all the wildlife we ...

Sipadan and The Great Ape, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan and The Great Ape

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... on my phone to allow me to store trip photos leaving me nothing to show them. In the morning we moved on to Sepilok for two nights. We spent the morning at the Sepilok Orang-utan sanctuary. Orphaned apes found throughout Sabah are brought and cared for ...

Uncle Tan's Safari, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Uncle Tan's Safari

A travel blog entry by struchen

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by far something you have to do if you travel to sabah.  amazing wildlife plus great staff and delcious local food made our safari trip one of the highlights of the trip thus ...

Big apes, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Big apes

A travel blog entry by schellenberg

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... at about 11:00 am and are offered tea and coffee right away. After a delicious lunch we get on our Way to the Sepilok Orangutans Rehabilitation Centre (SORC). We get to see a beautiful reportage on the Centre and then we are on our way inside the park. ...

Turtles all the way down, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Turtles all the way down

A travel blog entry by jon_helen

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From Kinabatangan we caught a couple of sweltering buses south to the town of Semporna, gateway to the world famous dive site of Sipadan island.  We stayed in the very comfortable Dragon Inn, built on stilts over the water, but were both woken ...

Man of the Forest in Borneo, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Man of the Forest in Borneo

A travel blog entry by roopa_anish

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We arrived here after a small faux-pas, typically South East Asian and I'm sure the first of many- we were supposed to get the number 14 bus from Sandankan and it was meant to take only half an hour to get here, however some people at the bus station in ...

The Monkeys: Part 1, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

The Monkeys: Part 1

A travel blog entry by megfriedrice

Winding down a dirt track in a red taxi, past scraggy looking chickens, we arrived at the first of our wildlife watching points - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Handing over 60 RM each plus 10 RM for our camera, we made our way along a wooden ...

Orangutans and Rain, Sandakan & Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Orangutans and Rain

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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From Batang Ai we headed for Sandakan in the state of Sabah via the tropical paradise of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's capital.  Before heading on to a short flight to Sandakan, we headed to Signal Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the scenic ...

Happy Boff-Day!, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Happy Boff-Day!

A travel blog entry by jenanddanrtw

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... is free by the way - winner! At 9am the shuttle bus (also free) picked us up and dropped us off at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. The centre basically takes in orphaned infants whose parents have been killed during the logging of forest (soon ...

The Borneo Supremacy, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

The Borneo Supremacy

A travel blog entry by megfriedrice

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... , good value places to stay, came up trumps by finding us a place to stay that was closer to the village of Sepilok. Paganakan Dii Retreat was situated at the top of a hill slap bang in the middle of the beauiful, dense Bornean rainforest. This ...

Orang Utans at Sepilok, Sepilok, Sandikan, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Orang Utans at Sepilok

A travel blog entry by simonfea

After a lovely breakfast overlooking the sea at Sandikan we headed to the Sepilok Orang Utan rehabilitation centre to see Orang Utans being reintroduced to the wild. A great experience to be able to get so close to these magnificent creatures, we went ...

A Morning In Rehab, Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

A Morning In Rehab

A travel blog entry by stortney

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We were up early yesterday for feeding time at the Sepilok Orang utan Rehabilitation Centre which is right next door to our hotel and one of the main reasons for heading here. There are apparently only 20000 orang utans left in the wild. The good people ...

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