France · 16 Days · 5 Moments · March 2016

Arran McLeod

Arran's Asia Trip

7 April 2016

We arrived at Osman's in Sukau on the Kinabatangan river. He took us to see pygmy elephants and an orang utan in the wild! The next day we went on an other boat trip at 6 am and we saw a water buffalo and a macaque pooed in the boat. We went to the Sunday market. There was a lot of food. Later on we went on an other boat trip we saw a wild pig and a load of macaques and proboscis monkies up close. We played with the kittens at Osman's house. The next day, we saw crocodiles and monitor lizards. We went to the BAT CAVES!!!!!! There were men cimbing to get edible bird nests for soup there was an orang utan and red leaf monkies.
We stayed at Jungle Jack's. We walked through the mountain paths and we saw a Whitehead's broadbill which is a rare bird that is only found in the mountains of Borneo. There were tiny puppies and their dad was named Rice Wine! After two nights we took a 5 hour bus to Sepilok! The next day we visited the orang utan rehabilitation center with macaques and we saw an orang utan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At the place we stayed at there were mosquito nets for the first time in Asia! We stayed one night there.

1 April 2016

We slept two nights in KL. We took a flight to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo and we went snorkeling that same day! In the evening we went to the night market and we ate fish. The next day we went to Mari Mari cultural village where there where 5 different tribes. I got to dress as a head hunter and use a blow pipe! There was an old trampoline and a man gave me a henna tattoo. When it is dry,I peeled it off and it was still there but red. Later we took the mini bus to Mount Kinabalu.
Saturday 26th of march we took a 12 hour flight to Hong Kong. We had dinner and breakfast on the plane and ate at a Chinese restaurant at lunch. Later we took a plane to Kuala Lumpur at 8 pm. The next day we visited Batu caves which were full of monkies and we climbed the stairs up to the caves. There were 272 steps!

22 March 2016

And we're off!!!!