Trip Start Jan 21, 2007
67Trip End ??? ??, 2008
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Next day was orangutan time! We got there early (randomly - on the rock bus pumping out loud rock music with a big poster of Slash from Guns n Roses) in time for the first feeding
Most people only stay a short while for a feeding then go but we ended up spending the day there, watched a video, read the information boards, took a walk through the forest on the hunt for wild orangutans (didn't see any - turns out it was sleeping time!)and asked super nicely to be allowed to go and visit the babies in quarantine even though it's not open to the public, but to no avail. We were still there for second feeding which was much more exciting, with 8 ornagutans and about half the tourists that had been there in the morning. So that was much more entertaining, at the end one of them even swung through the trees and jumped down onto the platform walking right past us to amble along the walkway. I've not so many good photos of them unfortunately, they wouldn't agree to my requests to stay still while I took a photo!
The other day in Sandakan was passed with a visit to the Australian War Memorial which commemorates the men who died in the war on the "death marches" when thousands were forced to march half way across Borneo through the jungle. Only 6 survived it, and they escaped. Very educational.