Thursday, March 25, 2010

Snippets from Sandakan

A couple weeks ago, my boyfriend took me to Sandakan, the second largest city in Sabah with his family members. It was indeed a unique eco-tourism spot, home to many protected animals and rain forests. A great place to get in touch with nature and of course, the seafood galore.

We indeed took lots of pictures together. In the jungle. On the river. On the road. In a bridge. In a cave. In a beach. Anywhere possible.

Here's the chronicle:

Just landed.

We drove around the city with private van.
 The men took turn driving.

Sightseeing at Anne Keith House.
Seafood Dinner.
Yes, that's a shark and we didn't feast on that.
Nice seafood dinner.
Giant crabs on the table.
At Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center.
Taking a walk at the Forest Reserve for close-up Orang Utan meet and greet.
The family portrait at Sepilok.
At the Gomantong Cave.
This is where the bats live: Look nice but super smelly.
The cave's view further behind.

Cruising the Kinabatangan River.

Live monkey entertainment during the cruise.
At the Puu Jih Temple.
Water village at Kampung Buli Sim-Sim.
Last place of interest to visit: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Some other mementos:

Given his hobby and talent as an amateur photographer, I always love my boyfriend's many ideas in taking photos. These eye-shots and inked leaf were his idea. I was just enhancing the results with Scrapblog. It turned out looks pretty good.

Sepilok Orang Utan Centre.

We had our first river cruise together. About 2 hours cruise under the burning sun along the second largest river bank in Sabah and witnessed the wildlife surrounding it.

Sukau Kinabatangan River Cruise.

Sandakan trip was indeed an adventurous trip, especially for a big family with small kids. It was fun though. I learned a lot, especially about monkeys.

I remember I had to run a conference in KL we landed to LCCT from Sabah past midnight. We arrived to Ritz Carlton Hotel in KL at 4am after we dropped our luggage at Seremban home. Running a conference after a long trip and a mere four hours sleep was quite something. My feet barely touched the ground for the whole day.


  1. Thanks to my Beautiful and active model too :)

  2. Thanks to my photographer who always patiently and creatively snaps me! :)


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