Manikar Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Labuan
... wandered around the town. We knew there was not much to see in BSB but we went to the main mosque, dodged a huge rainstorm, went to the beautifully air conditioned Royal Regalia Museum and then went to hire a boat to do a tour of the water village, river and hopefully see the monkeys and crocodiles in the estuary.
After some spirited negotiation on price we had a deal and started walking down the steps to the boat, the ...
... we set of for Niah Caves. I'd googled it before we left Brunei, and had come across a photo of some people clambering up an almost sheer face by way of a wooden platform and rope handle, so was a little anxious that this might test my head for heights!
There were very few people at the park, and we were the only people waiting for the ferry to take us across the sluggish brown river and into the jungle. Certainly not tempted to swim ...
... reading books, sleeping, eating, having a few beers........and that was it......and enjoyed every minute!
We did also go to the Klias Wetlands one evening - an evening cruise up the Klias River about 20 minutes from Tempurung, and we saw heaps of Proboscis Monkeys (only found in Borneo) with their floppy noses, pot bellies ...
... to sit next to the large smelly sweating foreigner, so I had a row to myself. Bonus.
The first ferry took us to the island of Labuan, apparently the Japanese surrendered here in WWII. Downtown is mainly duty free, hotels and restaurants. Our unwell guide wanted Indian for lunch, the food was delicious but I thought very brave of our guide to have when unwell. He put on a brave face, but on unguarded moments and ...
... So, Brunei retains some of the best rainforest in Borneo. However, it only occupies less than one percent of the island so deforestation elsewhere remains a significant problem.
Of course, we weren't going to let dull defeat us. But frustratingly even the geocaches are not particularly inspiring.
We had to get at least one, and most of the 6 throughout the whole country, seem to be missing so we located one just out of town and managed to find the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet