Hsiang Garden Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
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... to wear for dinner. Well it had to be done didn't it?! The Lodge was top drawer and was where David Attenborough came to film Proboscis monkeys (another unique species) and Orangutans for one of his wonderful BBC Wildlife programmes. This was obviously THE place to be!
After a fast turnaround we boarded a small boat and Jamil ferried us downriver to a narrow tributary off the Kinabatangan. Almost immediately two huge rhinoceros hornbills flew overhead. I felt ...
... the camp. Brutal. Despicable. Horrible. Unimaginable. Some of the words that come to mind to describe the treatment and conditions that were inflicted upon the POWs. The camp existed from about 1942-45, at which time the Japanese decided to move all of the prisoners 260km overland to a new settlement, resulting in almost all of the prisoners dying. Only six soldiers survived the camp and it was their testimony that was pivotal in the post war trials. An early evening flight to Kota ...
... playing on the rooftops. The Bornean sun bear is the smallest of the sun bears. Lunch was had at the cafeteria of the orung utan Ctr. Surprisingly good food for a cafeteria and a wide selection of ice cream treats for desert. Also on the tour with us was a couple from Switzerland and 8 people from Denmark. After lunch, we drove back to sandakan and boarded a boat for the 2.5hour journey to our ultimate destination of the Sakau Rainforest Lodge on the banks of the ...
... our path!). Returning to the main platform, Paul went back to check and as luck would have it there was the small male, again only metres away. For the next 5 min we wandered just the two of us with our orangutan on the handrail. Occasionally he'd stop and turn around to see us following - perhaps recognizing Paul as a long lost brother - and then would continue walking. A truly unbelievable experience and even better the second time around.
Thrilled and still ...
... in a windowless room.
The days were growing dramatically short and during our stay in Sorsogon we heard rumours of another nearby island off the fishing town of Matnog. To me this sounded more like a Christmas drink than an island and I was somewhat sceptical given our recent experience. However the time lords had left no other option for us and we decided to make for these shores in the hope that fate would be kind to us and gift us but one night of peace ...