Permai Rainforest Resort
Travel Blogs from Kuching
... patiently waited, melting like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz, for nigh on an hour as a ranger shouted summoning noises to call the Orangs in from the jungle to be fed.
The Orangs on the other hand had different ideas, hiding just out of sight giggling at the foolish humans gathered starring up at the trees, sweating profusely! We did see a squiraly thing, and Kirsty thought she may have seen a monkey, but ...
... very refreshing swim in our super posh swimming pool, we drove to the airport, which was smaller than a shed. It was just like a waiting stop with a couple of counters. They were moving luggage by hand and trolleys from the check in desk to the plane. One of the big highlights was visiting orang-utan sanctuary for 9am feeding. The apes (not monkeys as they don't have a tail) were swinging from ropes, eating bananas, smashing coconut again the tree trunks and then drinking the ...
... water (this is the rainforest, after all) and the terrain changed often. Trekking in the rainforest is a new adventure for me. We climbed up the mountain cliff through 'kerangas'. Kerangas is a type of moist tropical forest with sandy soil where the nutrients are very poor. Normal plants you might think of do not grow here. There are plants called 'pitcher plants' and peat bogs to get through, and MUD!
Up over tree roots and through washed out trails ...
... love, sex and race…his
choice of topics not mine!
belly full, I headed to the waterfront promenade to take in the vibe and enjoy
the breeze off the river. Along the way
I stopped to watch a guy fishing off the boardwalk. He quickly struck up a conversation. James is of the Panan tribe here in Sarawak
and had many interesting stories to tell during our hour ...