Utan Paradise Jungle Camp
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... We scramble in usually me collapsing on Bean. 9 rapids were to be tackled, the first probably the worst, is headhunter. We survive unscathed. Afterwards there was snake, washing machine and We start to notice however meaning me and shiv that the Italian lady is not paddling so I start commanding 1-2-1-2 and on the next rapid when that fails I start screaming "paddle" and my god it works! Bless I should feel bad as she's obviously scared and holding the ropes when we go through a ...
Finally back in Malaysia I went looking for food where prices are cheaper than Brunei. A short walk from the hostel was a seafront promenade where the they were selling lots of seafood items
The town had ...
... It was the Mari Mari cultural village which showcases a number of the 30 indigenous cultures of Sabah. The largest is the Duson group which makes up about 18% of the population of Sabah. The next largest group is the Marut, who were known to be head hunters.
The cultural village was a mixture of demonstrations, stories and even some hands on actives. I learned how to gather honey from trees, make rice wine, ...
... in a room that had no air conditioning or fans. The sweat was dripping off us but it didn't stop some stunning performances. Sos and Annie's rendition of Barbie Girl was hilarious and Di sang a very moving version of Suspicious Minds to Todd. We finished on "New York, New York" with even Claire, who has avoided karaoke all her life, getting involved. We then headed down to the beach. There was a big swing that Di, Claire and I sat on with John and Todd pushing ...
... really disappointed about so I spent about £40 on a tour to see the Proboscis monkeys in a different area in the wild by a boat tour. However I was in a tour full of Chinese tourist, they seem to love Malaysia and they were making so much noise and didn't seem to realise that if you shout the wild monkeys will run off. Also they all had top of the range cameras that were about a foot long whereas my camera no longer has a zoom due to me trying to fix it ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed