Kinabatangan River, Borneo; May 2017

Kinabatangan River is basically what, when I was young, I imagined Borneo to be like. Ancient forest impossibly full of life with a river meandering textbook perfect through the trees - the only realistic way to travel using it. Then deforestation - recently Palm Oil fuelled - has robbed much of the island of this. … Continue reading Kinabatangan River, Borneo; May 2017

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Sepilok, Borneo; May 2017

This covers two short stays in Sepilok before and after I went to the Kinabatangan River. After a long bus journey from Kota Kinabalu it was rather nice to arrive at the Forest Edge Resort in Sepilok. It's a resort that has been pragmatic accommodation within its grounds which have great facilities and the best … Continue reading Sepilok, Borneo; May 2017

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

KK is just a town - a hub to get things done. There is nothing particularly remarkable about it. Well, that's not true - the night market is excellent. It is, however, a great place to stage other activities from. The mountain bearing a similar name brought me to the town. I'd built in a … Continue reading Kota Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

Mulu National Park, Borneo; May 2017

Mulu Park is in east of Sarawak just south of Brunei and isn't accessible by road - it's a day's journey by boat or a short hop in a plane. There is very little the other side of that journey in terms of amenities - it's the park and a number of homestay like accommodation … Continue reading Mulu National Park, Borneo; May 2017

Lambir Hills NP, Borneo; May 2017

I did my absolute best to make a total mess out of getting to the national park. I was given very specific, accurate instructions and managed to ram these through the blender of mind which resulted in me wandering around a very busy, very hot road system in Miri. However, more by chance than anything, … Continue reading Lambir Hills NP, Borneo; May 2017