Travel Blogs from Kuching, Malaysia

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Thieving Monkeys With Mosquito Bites, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Thieving Monkeys With Mosquito Bites

A travel blog entry by brokentrain

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... camping in Bako National Park. We took our first public bus (no chickens or sacks of rice) approximately one hour out of Kuching and then climbed onto a boat with two British kids and a lawyer from San Francisco, the first American we've run across ...

Captivating creatures of Borneo, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Captivating creatures of Borneo

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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Borneo has been a fantastic part of my trip mostly because it was completely unplanned and on the recommendation of two Malays I met in Laos and my friend Kate. The wildlife here is outstanding. I visited a wildlife conservation centre where wild ...

....Is Shit, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

....Is Shit

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... around a shopping centre and bought some bits then went back to the room. I have come to the conclusion that on the whole Malaysia sucks balls. I can truely only say Melaka is a really nice place, Langkawi was ok but I've been to plenty of beach resorts ...

Kuching - Nationalparks und Orang Utans, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching - Nationalparks und Orang Utans

A travel blog entry by patricia.eifler

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Am Dienstag Abend ging es mit dem Flieger direkt nach Kuching auf die Borneoseite. Ich freute mich schon auf viel Natur und Tiere. Ich hatte in Kuching einen tollen Aufenthalt. Das habe ich vorallem der Bindi, der schwedischen Inhaberin des Hostels, zu ...

Kuching, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching

A travel blog entry by emandve

Touching down in Kuching and it very much felt like we were still on mainland Malaysia, although perhaps slightly less populated and a bit quieter. Surrounding the city were glimpses of the rainforest that covers the majority of the island but it was only ...

Arriving in Borneo, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Arriving in Borneo

A travel blog entry by mmlivelife2011

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... and every gate has a security check instead of one central check point. The flight was 90 minutes into Kuching and suddenly we were back into Malaysia - this time on the island of Borneo shared with Indonesia instead of the peninsula shared with ...

Jungle tour to Longhouse, and wildlife., Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle tour to Longhouse, and wildlife.

A travel blog entry by junglejo

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Hi all, Back from all my jungle tours with my 1st Tourist.. we went to visit a longhouse where 16 families live under 1 roof on the edge of the river, in the rainforest. 2 Native Iban guides took us in a "longboat" to a waterfall and cooked traditional ...

Kuching, Cat City, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching, Cat City

A travel blog entry by ninedeuce

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... to the Sarawak Cultural Village, which has a bunch of longhouses and dwellings to show what the houses of the different people in Malaysia look like inside. I ran into the German and English couples that I met at Bako, plus the Australian who was at Bako ...

Dikke pif, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Dikke pif

A travel blog entry by pvdyck

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... au parc national de Bako. On l'atteint après une traversée de 20 minutes en bateau précédée d'une heure de bus de Kuching. Bako recèle quasiment la totalité des variétés végétales présentes sur l'île de Bornéo, avec plus de 25 types de ...

The bigger the Flange..... Matang wildlife centre, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

The bigger the Flange..... Matang wildlife centre

A travel blog entry by bec_and_macey

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Having looked forward to our trip to Borneo so much, we decided in advance - no lounging around in bed till lunchtime - lets really make the most of our time here! So we set out at 9 am to get breakfast and then explore the city. Our first stop is ...

Thunder on the mountain/A hard rains gonna fall..., Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Thunder on the mountain/A hard rains gonna fall...

A travel blog entry by irvin.cane2

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The monsoon arrived almost every afternoon.No matter how fine and  bright the morning was, by midday the heat and humidity intensified to the point where towering cumulus clouds grew over the South China Sea and within no time at all the rain began ...

BORNEO!, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

BORNEO!

A travel blog entry by cal_ipi

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As soon as we flew into Borneo we knew we'd like it. After being ready to leave mainland Malaysia, it was what we expected and much more... Actually we almost thought we wouldn't be able to leave again. After getting off the plane and getting to ...

Seeing the Sights, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Seeing the Sights

A travel blog entry by johnnygoldfinch

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... Brooke in 1869 and still serves as the home of the Govenor of Sarawak). On reaching the end of the Waterfront we passed the Kuching Mosque and Sikh Temple. It was now time for a cold drink so we called in at a small stall and bought two cans ...

Gently Does It!, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Gently Does It!

A travel blog entry by johnnygoldfinch

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09 APRIL Wednesday KUCHING I made it to the gym this morning at 0620 in time to watch the sunrise; what a view whilst working out (on my own). John was still asleep (as was the rest of the hotel I think). Forgot to say that ...

Bako National Park, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Bako National Park

A travel blog entry by simonfea

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... 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 little walk ...

Kuching & birthdays, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching & birthdays

A travel blog entry by claraklaver

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Bijna een maand later ben ik in de gelegenheid om weer eens van me te laten horen! Kuching (kat) is een charmant stadje in het zuiden van Borneo. Ik zit aan de keukentafel te kletsen over politiek met de poolse Simon en een man uit Indonesie als ...

Kuching, Orangutans and Bako, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching, Orangutans and Bako

A travel blog entry by ceriandsteve

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... and the cheaper hostel beds get booked up well in advance.  We still decided to go for a day trip as its only an hour out of Kuching. Again the bus there was only 2RM but the entrance fee is more at 10RM.  You then have to get a boat to the park ...

My apartment and the surrounding area, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

My apartment and the surrounding area

A travel blog entry by junglejo

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Finally got around to taking some shots of my condo. It's in what they call a serviced residence ... 2 bedrooms/2 baths,open kitchen/dining area and livingroom. Swimming pool,steam room & gym. (However I don't know WHY they need a steam room here!!) ...

The home of proboscis monkeys and orangutans, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

The home of proboscis monkeys and orangutans

A travel blog entry by thejones187

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We originally planned to come to Kuching as a starting point for our travels north to Sabah, we found a really nice hostel called Tracks, very homely atmosphere and decided to stay for a few days. We started to look into getting to Sabah only to discover ...

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!  ...

Last Day in Kuching, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Last Day in Kuching

A travel blog entry by johnnygoldfinch

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... off into the village or across the river; quite a few young lads (not sure whether these cakes are used as gifts). Kuching is well known for its Kek Lapis (colourful layer cakes); so many different designs and flavours. Kek Lapis is made ...

Can't stay away from the place, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Can't stay away from the place

A travel blog entry by thejones187

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Back again, we have stayed here much longer than planned but there was a local swimming pool which was nice to go to and we visited the Orangutan sanctuary which was amazing, we got really close to them, from little babies to the big daddy, Richie. We ...

My jewels for a rainbow cookie!!!!, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

My jewels for a rainbow cookie!!!!

A travel blog entry by callmejoseph

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... out fast and quick. I was sprawled along a spotless porch of the tourist office, a renovated colonial courthouse in downtown Kuching, finishing Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, cool, innocent breeze pacing the turn of each page, no ...

Hostels, Boats and $$$$, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Hostels, Boats and $$$$

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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... a fake plant, which was looking real until we noticed it was potted in newspaper, it would seem we are not natural botanists. Kuching is pleasant but looks incomplete with all the building going on.   We can eat very well with the locals at ...

Monkeys and Meat Eating Plants, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Monkeys and Meat Eating Plants

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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After today I think I have officially hopped a ride on every crappy third world city bus ever built.  Today's hooptie was some Chinese built piece of yellow colored junk.  The exhaust leaking up through the floorboards added such a nice ...

BACKGROUND INFO., Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

BACKGROUND INFO.

A travel blog entry by junglejo

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Hi All, Still here in the Concrecte Jungle but wanted to give some background info. The photo on the front page of me surrounded by savages was taken at a farewell ceremony given to me at the "Hash Jungle Run" prior to one of my departures. The ...

Goodbye to Borneo, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Goodbye to Borneo

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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... new pair. I had my prescription with me and 24 hours I picked up the glasses at a cost of 9 pounds. If you are coming to Malaysia and need readinf glasses this is a good place to get them. Not far out of Kuching is a sanctuary for orang utans who ...

The Longhouse Experience, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

The Longhouse Experience

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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Collected today at 7.45 for an hour car ride to The Annah Rais Longhouse. This is a traditional way for Malaysian people to live. It consists of many many houses all joined together and sharing a bamboo walkway that connects most of the village. The ...

Fishing for your supper and Hot Springs, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Fishing for your supper and Hot Springs

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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Awake early, well at 7am with about 20 cockrills crowing to all outdo each other. Nearly every household has ducks, chickens, cats and dogs. Apparently they all wander about but return to their own house at feeding times. We had some breakfast ...

Bye bye Borneo and thanks for the memories, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Bye bye Borneo and thanks for the memories

A travel blog entry by samrandall

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... said we were off to Mulu, but because of some bad planning we were unable to find accommodation in the park.   Kuching is an incredibly interesting cultural town and while I was weaving in and out of the numerous wood crafts and trinket shops I ...

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