The Mark's Lodge
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... and begin life in the rainforest. They have to find food for themselves and sleep in the trees. We noticed there were a few ropes hanging from the trees and figured that they had been installed to train young orangutans to use their limbs to swing from one place to another. We were also explained that orangutans were fed with the same food every single day so that they were encouraged to look for their own food as a result of the monotonous diet being served on the platform. ...
... is worth a visit, though we were disappointed at the lack of bird life and even the lack of bird noises. Within the hour we were both sweating heavily and looking forward to a reprieve from humidity, rain clouds starting to gather. We left here to get to Orangutan Sanctuary next, we purchased our tickets plus you need to pay extra to take your camera inside as well. Massive rain hit, so we bought 2 x rain ponchos and these saved us from certain drenching. ...
... a beautiful, elegant dormitory constructed entirely of wood with views over the rainforest. The hotel staff assured us they would try to keep the dorm empty for us, and they were true to their word. Perhaps they felt we would value our privacy as a family, or perhaps they saw Kier vomiting into an Air Malaysia sick bag in Reception as we checked in, either way, we were very grateful.
A storm broke that night, as did The ...
... so I went for a walk through town, up the "historic" 100 steps to the top of the hill and then along there to the English Tea House and Restaurant [not open but had good views] then at 9 o'clock I went to the Agnes Keith house [famous author c1930-50ish]. Luckily it just happened to be Agnes Keith day and there was a bit of a function going on and I got in for free. The house was pretty nice, had some large photos of her and her family and ...
... the toast in the morning so headed straight out to the Banana Cafe. This is the only place to eat on the resort, luckily the food we have had (so far) has been brilliant! The menu is not massive so may get repetitive before we move on but at the moment we are very, very happy with the food quality. We had Singapore noodles and soy sauce noodles and they were both very nice. The Banana Cafe looks over a very large pond and as we were eating we saw a large amount of ...