Sunday, January 21, 2018

Everything But The Kitchen Sink: My Malaysia Trip - Borneo

The next part of my Malaysia trip was my favourite, spending time in the Borneo rainforest.

We had jam packed 3 days planned through Sabah in Borneo.

It started with a flight from Kuala Lumpur the previous day to Kota Kinabalu, then about a 4 hour layover in a hotel before an early morning start to fly to Sandakan to start our tour of Borneo.

Despite being on very little sleep, we were so excited to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.

Our guide Erdy picked us up and took us around the center, which also had the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center.

It was amazing to see all of the animals so close up!

The orangutans are semi-wild here, so they are allowed to leave the enclosures whenever they choose and the keepers feed them with fairly tasty food so they're encouraged to leave and depend on their own for better food.

They also have a nursery for the young and are kept closely monitored by the center.

Everything is very well thought out at the center, there are museums and educational videos you can watch and plenty of tour guides around who you can ask questions.