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... and coca-cola and ended up paying RM 11.
With our tanks filled up we took a boat to cross the Sarawak River (RM 0,50 per person) and were dropped off next to the Astana which is supposed to be the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, the Governor of Sarawak. Unfortunately we weren“t allowed to enter so we went to the orchid garden which was free of charge but at the same time quite boring. On this side of the river there was also the entrance to the ...
... knick knacks and layered cakes (those things are delicious!!) we had just got back to the hotel when it started bucketing down with rain, which then turned into an electrical storm, meaning we spent the afternoon being lazy. Which was also nice :D then us kids made mum and dad brave the storm and go get our dinner. And now we are alternating between the F1 and the tennis. come on Roger!!! :D photos will be uploaded to Facebook as the wifi is patchy due to the ...
... very hot work), then had a delicious locally-prepared lunch at Abai village. We did not want to leave Abai as it is so laid back, however in the afternoon we proceeded another 40 km further upriver, to the Kinabatangan riverside lodge. Also very relaxed , we all wore just a sarong to dinner that night. No makeup or shoes on this trip, everyone went totally native. Another late afternoon lake and river cruise. My only regret is that I did not see a Pygmy ...
Today we caught the 6.30am boat from Kapit back to Sibu which took 3 hrs and then another boat from Sibu to Kuching, which took a further 5 hrs. A 5.30am wake up call is not easy at the best of times but given that we have been on the same 8 hour boat ride in the 2 days previous, we really needed a repeat of it like a hole in the head. Preferring to buy a first class ticket, I use the words loosely as first class or Bahagia class is what most people would expect on a 5 hour ...
cooked at the various stalls looked good and John fancied the Chicken Rice
and a cold Tiger. I had vegetable noodles and tea. Excellent! When we came to
pay the bill it came to 15.50RM (£3).
Now back in the Hotel having coffee.
The Tour Operators were
charging between 200 & 250RM (£40-£50)per person to visit Bako; however,
by doing it ourselves it cost 67RM (just over £13.50)per person.