Hsiang Garden Hotel
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... many illegal hunters.
Just beside the orangutan sanctuary there was also a santuary for the endangered "sun bears" of Malaysia. It was also established to save the bears from extinction. They are also captured for pets and illegal trade. They are also disappearing due to habitat loss from palm plantations. They are a small bear with a whitish/yellow ring below their necks which is different for each bear and used to identify them. As babies they ...
... not good enough! He promised to do his best and after 40 minutes of speeding up river he called for the pilot to slow the boat. We edged close to the river bank and there in the tree was a female Orangutan caressing her baby as she plucked leaves from the branches. We then noticed the dominant male higher up the tree, he was a big unit! Such animals have 5 times the strength of a human. He was an impressive beast!
After another 20 minutes we slowed again as there was ...
... around a bend was our lodge. It is an award winning Eco lodge, but not lacking in amenities or comfort. The staff and guides are all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The lodge is modelled after the longhouse style traditional to borneo, with a large row of rooms off of one hall. There is a bar, lounge, library, pool, riverside eating area and an interpretive boardwalk behind the lodge. After refreshing from the day at sea/river, we boarded the boat again for a ...
... we drove the deeper into dense rainforest we went seeing palm oil plantations en route.
We took in the town which was quite small to what we thought. The Harbour Square was nice but it didn't have much else to offer.
Our room was grubby and the meowing cat at our door wore thin after a while.
... 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 ...