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... proper’ Asia and Malay coast of Borneo. Some frantic emails and bank transfers followed whilst we waited for the plane to try and nail down the school places and somewhere to live in 6 weeks (!) and then onto the Air Asia flight.
We arrived in Kota Kinabalu and took the short drive to our hotel for the night. Oceania was actually really nice but just a place to get our head down before an early start and off up the coast for some beach side luxury.
... Argh. Brunei itself was just OK. Clearly it is ‘the Sultan’ and everyone else. His palace is something like triple the size of Versailles, with over 1850 rooms! The taxi drivers were very helpful but as with everywhere a bit dodgy on the prices. We were told by the embassy staff not to pay more than 15 to go to the ATM, the guy charged 25. We found a neat night market and visited the historical centre to learn about the history of the country. We were surprised to learn ...
... a second one much closer to our boat and we spent a good fifteen minutes observing. It was absolutely beautiful and we felt very privileged to have seen totally wild orangutans.
We headed back after that but not before taking another peek at what the pesky pygmy elephants were up to (besides spoiling the prospect of a night walk for us again), it had been a top day's wildlife spotting and we rounded it all off with a nice bottle of sauvignon blanc the guys had brought ...
We began our Trip to Borneo at The Shangri la Rasa Resort, which lies 20km north of Kota Kinabalu and faces west to the South China Sea. It's swathed in Palm trees, surrounded by tropical rain forest and has a 3km long, white sandy beach with nothing else in sight. Our room had one of those "Kodak" vistas overlooking the bay. What's more, the ends of the loo paper had been shaped with some fancy origami ...
We were going to get a taxi from the hotel but they brought around one without a meter, from our last experience we wanted a meter! Just ended up walking instead, probably about a 20min walk.
Found the dive centre desk again, booked and paid for our island trip. We decided on 2 islands - Sapi Island and Manukan island. Got a deal which included snorkel and mask as well as a beach mat for 100MYR each. Decided against ...