Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
TripAdvisor Reviews Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi Sandakan
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... hatchlings, to help prevent the extinction of green and loggerhead turtles.
We were sent to our very basic rooms (no air-con!), and then headed on to the small beach for snorkelling! The snorkelling was great and we even saw a daddy and baby clown fish (NEMO!). Due to becoming seasoned travellers, we decided to take only our backpacks, resulting in Mum forgetting her bikini, and having to swim in her pants! (she apparently didn't care!)
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... taught how to look after themselves. They are free to go anywhere they like in the jungle but there is a supply of food twice a day for the younger ones and the volunteers look out for them from poachers. They were fed lots of fruit on a platform just in front of us. There were around 7 orangutans in total. There are a lot more but they are off elsewhere in the jungle. It was hilarious watching the other monkeys working together ...
... the tenderness displayed by each member of the troop, and without wishing to fall into anthropomorphic sentimentality, was reflecting on how our own societies could learn fro…
”**** me, is that a laser on the alpha females gut?” I was yanked out of my reverie.
Yep. Some of the guides were using laser pointers to assist customers to see the monkeys. Face, meet palm.
So we turned for home, and the ...
... in and left the other two there, after about 400m we passed Uncle Tan's where we were staying the night and continued until the Orang Utan centre where we waited for the others. Once they arrived we went across to the Sun Bear centre, paid our RM 30 and only about 100m inside the park there was a large enclosure with six juvenile sun bears walking around and playing in the heat which came closer when some coconuts were thrown in as treaties. ...
... with a 4 & 1/2 Stop over at KL the next leg of our flight to Sandakan was better but still a bit rough! But we did get coffee, and I snatched a bit of a snooze, not sure that John did. We arrived at Four Points Hotel about 2.30pm and we given our sunrise room on the 20th floor. Magnificent overlooking the Harbour, but we think we will shut the blind tonight and have a sleep in and leave it open tomorrow night, and hopefully see a sun rise when we need to be up ...