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Sabah, Borneo

Nurtured by magical isolation, Borneo’s jungle is wondrous, heartwarming and irreplaceable. Dipterocarp trees shoot straight to the sky like giant rockets, burst open and spray branches into umbrella frames; orang-utans snap boughs into nests before curling up for the night; flying squirrels snooze in hollow trunks. 1,659 more words

Proboscis Monkey

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Indonesia, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey with an unusually large nose. 258 more words

Bekantan

Danum Valley

When Kevin mentioned months ago that there was the possibility of visiting the Danum Valley while in Borneo, I was full of excited anticipation. Everything I knew about the area was from nature documentaries, and my expectations to see a lot of wildlife were high. 604 more words

Family Travel

Zamrud Yang Tersembunyi di Loksado

Salah satu wisata primadona Kalimantan selatan adalah bamboo rafting di Loksado. Pertama kali ditempatkan di salah satu unit perusahaan tempat bekerja di Kal Sel, Saya pun langsung memasukkan spot wisata ini dalam… 1,758 more words

Agustus Pasti Berlalu

Bulan Agustus baru terlewati setengah tapi rasanya cadangan energi untuk sebulan sudah terkuras lebih banyak dari seharusnya. Tidak bermaksud mengeluh, tapi yah begitulah… Agustus tahun ini terasa berbeda dengan Agustus sebelum-sebelumnya. 398 more words

Daily Life

World Orangutan Day: conservationists call for an end to habitat destruction

It’s International Orangutan Day today (Saturday) and events have been organised around the world to raise awareness about the plight of the now critically endangered primate, whose DNA is 97 percent the same as humans. 5,050 more words

Environment

Sepilok and Kinabatangan River

To round out my stay in Borneo, I visited Sepilok and the Kinabatangan River. I went to several animal rehabilitation centers and sanctuaries in Sepilok, which was about a 45-minute drive from Sandakan. 1,307 more words

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