Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
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... Food was okay since we were all starving. Headed back to the apartment to pack for the next day as we needed to separate our bags.
- bags to be left at the Kinabalu Park HQ
- bags to be carried by the porters
- bags for us to carry during the hike
Took us quite some time to pack because we were unsure what exactly to leave at the foot of MK and what to bring up.
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... were they. All the tour companies were offering exactly the same tours for a whole host if different prices. It was all very overwhelming...especially when you have the bed bug itch. Anyway...after a very unsuccessful day of planning i headed back to the hostel as i had booked to go to the Mari Mari Cultural Village which was set up in the way that the Bornean people used to live. It was a great evening and we got to try rice wine, their local cookies ...
I felt something run across my behind and woke up. I had brushed it away and it was probably on the other side of the mosquito net anyway. Looking around inside the net for a while, but not seeing anything and decided I must have imagined it and went back to sleep. I woke up again by something running across my neck. Before awakening fully, I felt a bit on my arm. Instinctively, I grabbed it with my other arm and threw it away from me. I felt the pain in my arm and looking down, ...
Today we stay at a jungle camp, saw swimming elephants, monkeys etc.
In much of Sabah, the jungle has been replaced with oil palms especially in Sandakan district, as we drove as far as one could see was oil palms. Eco-tourism is now providing villiages a source of income by keeping the rain forest and maintain a habitat for wildlife. We stayed in an eco jungle camp run by 3 villiages.
We were welcomed at the Community Centre which seemed to double up as child care centre. We ...
We arrived in Kota Kinnabalu in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, after an emotional farewell to James' new best friend Dáwíd. 2 ferries and a 6 hour journey later, we had made it! Kota Kinnabalu was simply a transit stop while we worked out what we wanted to see and do in Borneo over the next 12 days.
On our second day we went to the tourism office and met possibly the most helpful woman in the world who basically worked out our itinerary for us. ...