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Have you ever heard of Orangutans? Orangutans are mammals and are in the primate family. The word means “Man of the Forest” in Malay. Read this to find out more about this critically endangered species. 182 more words

Family Travel

Borneo - an overview of amazing

As with most of our holidays, no matter how much time we give ourselves to prepare, it always feels like we are running out the door to leave on time. 2,198 more words

Orangutans Remain Threatened Despite Protective Legislation

Orangutans are native to Indonesia and Malaysia and can be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. In recent decades, they have experienced sharp drops in their populations. 450 more words

News Blog Posts

Sign language orangutan dead at 39

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

MIAMI (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) – Chantek, a male orangutan that learned to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 39, a US zoo announced. 165 more words

Current Affairs

The 3rd largest island in the world...

Who knew that Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world?!

Anyway…we had a fabulous week exploring one very small part of this island; Kuching in Sarawak, East Malaysia. 493 more words


An introduction to Malaysia

I have a soft spot for Malaysia because it was the first country I visited entirely by myself. I didn’t join a tour group or meet any friends at any point (although I made lots of new ones along the way!) – it was just me, myself and I. 360 more words


Encounters with People of the Forest

Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia
July 29, 2017

Decades ago, the town of Bukit Lawang was no doubt a beautiful spot perched at the edge of the national park. 1,565 more words