Hsiang Garden Hotel
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... and restaurant Dave had been to on his last night with everyone from uni which is on the roof of a hotel and overlooks the harbour. We both ordered pizza for lunch and a couple of Mojitos (sometimes you just need western comforts!) We went straight to the airport from the bar, to head to Kuching and the taxi driver was really interesting telling us about Ramadan in Borneo and how they have Ramadan markets for everyone to go and buy their food from for ...
... the rest of the troop but none of the others were going to cross, so it looked like he might have to go back...we didn't hang around to see that though, the poor little guy! When we got back to the lodge, we were very much looking forward to toast for breakfast which we'd been promised the night before so we're very disappointed when two big plates of noodles appeared, apparently they didn't have any bread, so noodles it was. Better than curry though! We were meant to be going ...
... with rice it was very tasty on the bus again and stopped off at the Sandakan Memorial Park which was the Japanese prisoner of war camp in the Second World War this was a very sobering experience as the famous death marches were from hear where thousands of prisoners where force marched across Borneo and only six men servived we arrived at the Ibis hotel and the area looks extremely civilised tomorrow we see ...
... we gathered our things, had some toast and coffee (sun still hasn't risen) and then boarded the boat for our cruise to Oxbow Lake. When we first started our journey, there was a mist over the river and in the jungle that was both haunting and beautiful. Along the way to the lake, we spotted more Long Tailed Macaques, Proboscis Monkeys and a Storm Stork (Endangered). The lake was very serene and after a short discussion that the water hyacinth are not native to the island ...
... The emotional nature of the memorial is very fitting and you can see that the sacrifice is not forgotten by the east Malaysians.
So on that somber note, after talking football with our taxi driver for half an hour, we returned back to Sandakan airport to fly back to KK. Our humbling and fantastic but long day got longer as our flight was delayed. We ended up stranded for an extra four hours before eventually getting back to KK to prepare ourselves for our Mt Kinabalu ...