Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monkey's Tale: Borneo, Part 1

Kota Kinabalu and area

We had a few days in Kota Kinabalu to take advantage of everything to do in the surrounding area.

When we arrived the weather was really nice, hot and humid so we took a local ferry to Manukan, one of the nearby islands belonging to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

The ferry was a small fiberglass boat, and the drivers were crazy.

They raced across the ocean towards the islands at high speed.

The waves were really high and our small boat went flying at least 3 m into the air, crashing down with a hard landing.

This wasn’t just once, but several times in the 20 minute ride, we thought our boat would crack from the force. 

Manukan is a small island with a nice sandy beach, relatively clean water to swim, a few restaurants and a hotel.

After a day on the beach, we had enough relaxation so we went white water rafting on the Padas River. 

The trip to the rafting sight was an experience on its own.

There are no local roads so we took an old British train left over from WWII.

The rails were very narrow and the train shook from side to side as it traveled along the tracks.

Continue reading (Incl. Pics) at: Monkey's Tale: Borneo, Part 1