Stuff To Do In Danum Valley Besides Sweat A Lot

There's nothing like watching the sun rise over the canopy of a primary rainforest, and it's even better if you don't have to walk up a massive bastard hill to do this. We were picked up from the dorm room at some god awful hour in the morning and driven to a shed on stilts [...]

Getting To Danum Valley

I don't recall where I first read about Danum Valley Conservation Area when I was researching Sabah, possibly the Lonely Planet, fuck knows, but I knew that we definitely wanted to try and visit. It's a largely untouched swathe of rainforest which still has areas of primary rainforest, a rarity in Borneo where acres of [...]

Sun Bears, The Other Sepilok Sanctuary

So yesterday we'd bumped into two of the Brits from the boat at breakfast and they told us that the other couple, the Yorkshire folks, weren't well at all. Apparently they had it coming out of both ends, probably some manner of food poisoning. The woman we were chatting to wasn't feeling 100% either but [...]

Kinabatangan Adventures With Mr Aji

It was probably around 6am when we rolled out of bed and shuffled (because shuffling is about all my feet can do at that hour) to the restaurant for breakfast. It was misty as fuck! The restaurant is right on the river and whilst it seems a bit counter intuitive to say the view was [...]

Very Definitely In The Rainforest

We had plenty of time to fit as much scrambled egg, beans, unidentified battered stuff, and weird, tiny sausages into our faceholes as possible at breakfast before waddling to the meeting point at the cafe at the Sepilok Oranguatan Rehabilitation centre at the delightfully sane hour of 10.20am where we were picked up by Woffie, [...]

Big, Orange Monkey Balls

Getting to Sepilok from Kinabalu National Park involves sitting outside the park in the hope that some manner of transportation heading through to Sandakan has space for you. We flagged a bus which was full but we were happy to sit on the floor and they were happy to let us and about four hours [...]

Kinabalu National Park

This is probably the first time my sister has come to meet me overseas and we haven't done something utterly terrifying like a bungy jump or a skydive or a trek up a fucking hill to altitudes that your respiratory system would most definitely not approve of. She did want to climb Mt Kinabalu but [...]