After our night in Bako National Park we packed ourselves up, waded through the surf and once again purred down the coast and up river back to Kuching where a flight to our next Borneo wildlife encounter awaited. We wanted to check out the abundant swiftlet and bat populations housed in the many formidable cave formations … More Spelunking

Into the Wild

After our time with the orangutans, our next wildlife adventure took us to a much more remote area, requiring a road trip, a boat journey down river to the sea and then up coast to the shores of Bako National Park. We had researched how to access the park a few weeks ahead and had … More Into the Wild

Us and the Apes

Our first nature destination was the wonderful Semenggoh Wildlife Center, well known for its orangutan program and easy striking distance from Kuching. After a 40 minute taxi ride we zoomed into the park and set off on the small hike up to the main interpretation centre and main orang viewing areas. The animals protected in … More Us and the Apes

Borneo Bound

Malaysian Borneo was a wonderful sidetrack from our original itinerary. We had always given it strong consideration, largely on the advice of a handful of people who had been and raved. Prior to departing Canada, however, we had decided we didn’t have time in our plan. We reversed that decision after spending some fine holiday … More Borneo Bound