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Modern, clean, nice shower, comfy bed, good location close to shops, restaurants etc. Staff very helpful with trying to book things for you (particularly helpful if you don't speak Malaysian!)
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After 'The Danna' you have to come back to reality at some point in time, so why not go for a change of scenery which in our case meant travelling to Kota Kinablau in the state of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. We soon discovered that KK is a place where you get dragged around by your nose. The local market goes from the smell of waffles (strangely …
We got back from Tip of Borneo late afternoon and thought we might be able to get on a late flight across the Sandakan on the east coast, but hadn't banked on the fact that it was Saturday and both the flight company offices were closed and we couldn't book on line as it was too close to departure. Travel agents couldn't help us so we had to admit …
I suspect the KK tourist board won't be adopting that slogan, but it's a fair reflection of our thoughts!
So this morning we started out in Mulu, our breakfast of tiny banana, melon and pancakes, taking our time as we had time to kill before we flew out at lunchtime. Loitering in the cafe Kirsty got a shock when, what can only be described …
... and can be sold as pets on the black market. Once the orangutans are able to fend for themselves and have the skills they need – which can take up to 6-7 years – they are encouraged to leave the enclosures and set up a new life in the wild. With the reserve covering 40sqkm it is possible for the ape to live independently and never see another human if they so wish.
We got to the reserve for feeding time – visitors are allowed to see only ...
... 3 and a half hours. We did our best to get as warm as we could before we made our way back down the mountain. It was at this stage that we realized that we had managed to get further than most - I know we were two freaks sitting up in the cold on a rock, but we were at 3600 metres then, only 400 metres from the summit. So, we actually felt pretty good at breakfast and enjoyed sharing our drama with a few others. Most were amazed we had done the rope section, given the ...