Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Up close with the orang utan

A FEW weeks ago, I was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the orang utan sanctuary in Sepilok, Sabah. When my family and I arrived at Sandakan Airport, we were picked up by a friend and driven to the Sepilok Jungle Resort. We arrived late at night, and were directed to our accommodation block. The resort is set amidst lush tropical rainforest. We felt as if we were living in the forest.

As we were starving, my uncle took us to a restaurant called Banana Café. He ordered food for us, and we started talking about the rainforest and the orang utan sanctuary. We were so absorbed in the conversation that we did not realise it when our food arrived. To our surprise, the food was very good, not something you would expect while living in the jungle.

After dinner, my uncle explained that there was a bridge leading to our air-conditioned rooms, and all we had to do was to follow the path. We managed to find our way back to our rooms and fell into a deep slumber.

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