Grand Borneo Hotel
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... that it will be dark when I arrive wherever I end up....
As we get out of the city I begin to like the area a whole lot more. We wind up and through the mountain region and despite the rain, speed, curves and lack of street lights I arrive safely. I identify a landmark on the map and give the driver a yell to stop and out I jump on the side of the road. Ive made it to the right place - wow. I honestly thought there was going to be ...
... completely and utterly saturated. Despite this, it was a great moment to see the room full of wet and cold climbers, drinking coffee, laughing and trying to keep warm. When Jim went to check in, they told him,'We have no heating or hot water, but have a nice stay'. He thought this was very amusing, but it also meant that we could not warm up and that our clothes and boots had no chance at all of drying before the next day.
CLIMBING CULTURE - You are probably ...
... bears. We watched them for ages and I had good use of Wasif's binoculars to see the two in the trees. I was thrilled to bits and could now tick the bears off my list! Onward to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Sanctuary a short drive away. Here they take care of injured and orphaned Orangs before releasing them into the wild. 60 to 80 live in their natural habitat in 10,610 acres of jungle and have learned to emerge (if they wish to) for two feeding times a day. ...
... Flash* *snap* *click* *flash*. And if that wasn’t enough, the locals were staring at us as if we were a bunch of bulging-eyed European tourists followed by a group of brainwashed photographers snapping away and lead by a normal looking local man, whom was the only that could speak something they would understand. Oh, wait, ...
... Jonathan (who had also
checked us in) and we also managed to catch up with Frank. The Assistant General Manager also came over for a chat.
The transfer turned up at 1250 and off we went; arriving at the Tanjung Aru about 15 minutes later.
We were welcomed at the main entrance by the same guy as 12 years ago (Wan, he has worked here for 30 years now). Elaine checked us in and Mr John decided to upgrade to Club again.