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  • lesley t
    5 contributions
    Lucky enough to see 3 orangutan today. Mission accomplished, in spite of not expecting to see any. What a wonderful experience.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Peter Bong
    Kuching, Malaysia2 contributions
    The sea was quite calm as the boat approached the Park headquarter. The tide was low and we had to disembark at Telok Assam beach. Taking off the shoes and jump into the cool sea water was a great experience. The trip was very satisfying because it seemed that the animals were waiting for us, a Proboscis monkey walking on the ground, Silvered leaf monkeys in one harem, a family of Borneo Bearded pigs, a green viper and a naughty mother macaque who fearless jumped on to the visitor's table at the cafeteria to grab the remaining food left on the plate. The hiking to Telok Pandan Besar was great although tiring under the morning hot humid weather. However, it was worthwhile considering the hike was an exercise.
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • ttwloh
    Grays Thurrock, UK1 contribution
    Amazing restoration of Sarawak's indigenous homes depicting communal living. You must have strong legs to climb those steps whether you are 2 or 100! It is a shame the "Chinese house" is not restored to the same level as the other native houses. It would have truly shown what its interior and compound is like during James Brooke's Sarawak. Overall, the Penan peoples' short musical demo is very welcoming. Worth a visit if they could restore frequent bus services from the capital Kuching.
    Written 26 June 2023
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
    The riverfront esplanade has a bit of something for everyone. Lots of shops, food stalls, light shows, and impressive buildings lining the river. Definitely worth a visit if in Kuching!
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • Niels V
    9 contributions
    Mount Santubong was a great hike/ rockclimb. You have to start om weekdays between 0800 and 0900. After 0900 they won’t let you start anymore. You have to turn around at 1300 No matter if you reached the summit or not. The expected time is 1,5h to the lookout and then another 2,5h to the top. 4h Total ascend. Descend is the same path. Entrance is free.

    First part of the hike to the lookout point (f7) is not too difficult. It’s a steep walk and at some parts you have to hold on to a Rope. After the lookout point the real climb to the summit starts. Expect very steep terrain all the way from the lookout to the summit. Along the way you get multiple fireladders up to 10 meters high. Don’t be afraid of hights. You also have to do some rope climbs. During the climb watch out for spiders and snakes (especially if you are the first ones of the day like us, we saw both and a bit too close for comfort). The summit has a beautiful lookout.

    The hike and climb are quite challenging and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not fit/ used to hiking. We are quite fit and did it in 2,5h up 3h down but it was challenging and we only took short breaks. Bring enough water and food for the trip.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • Erica V
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    I went on a night time frog spotting tour with Lucien (Sarawak private Tours and cooking class at Indah House). Lucien was extremely knowledgeable, and amazing at spotting frogs. We saw 9 different kinds. Walking in the forest after dark was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend doing it.
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Anand1351
    Singapore, Singapore2,735 contributions
    Place is beautiful and is housed in a massive building.
    Interesting artifacts and some good knowledgeable contents across 5 or 6 floors.
    Washrooms are spotless , impressively clean.
    Written 6 August 2023
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  • CanadianTraveler23
    Yellowknife21 contributions
    I went on my own to visit this excellent historical museum of the remarkable recent history of Kuching since the mid-1800s, and the White Rajahs who governed. Super interesting, and in an awesome fort (Fort Margerita) positioned over the river to repel pirates.

    To get there from the Kuching waterfront, I tried and failed to walk from the Darul Hana bridge- but you can't walk past the parliament. Instead, take a little boat across the river, ad then it's a short (10 minute) walk up to the fortress.
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,160 contributions
    This museum provides and detailed introduction to the nine major Chinese communities. It discussed the dialects, cuisine and temples. Highlights included musical instruments, ceramics and more.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • FOLLOW & TRAVEL with Shukor
    London, UK167 contributions
    I was visiting Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA (Borneo Island) early in December 2023. And there was this tallest flag pole in the country recently constructed and completed. Ready for official opening in the eve of the New Year 2024. Wonderful scene. Great activities along the waterfront (Sarawak River). Lots of local foods and western foods as well. Must visit!
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • RJCF1
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia84 contributions
    We found this place by accident, we crossed the "bridge to nowhere " expecting to be able to see/visit some of the sites on the other side of the river we found everything locked up apart from this place if you like plants and flowers it is well worth a walk over the bridge.
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • Ronnie502014
    Spalding, UK42 contributions
    I was based at Matang with project Borneo booked through great projects uk . Was only there a week, so wished I had booked longer.
    The Staff were great and genuinely love theses forgotten animals, especially Dom who went beyond, to help everyone. I’m not going to lie I’m a little bit in love with this man and his lifetimes work with orangutang. His knowledge of the forest, was impressive.
    The daily work is hard, and it will test your morals about animal conservation in Borneo.
    The accommodation is basic but we all survived lol.. the other volunteers were super fun and we laughed lots,but that’s not to say we were all very concerned about the conditions theses beautiful creatures were kept in.
    Want to send a shout out to Steve the volunteer facilitator, a very patient man with us all and an animal lover to his bones.
    The enrichment making in the Afternoon, then watching the animals enjoying our labours was priceless.
    If you are thinking of going don’t hesitate. It’s a life changing experience.
    Written 13 September 2023
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