Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kinabatangan and Danum Valley

Part 1 Photo Album contains following activities (11 to 19 March 2017):

Day 1 – Arrive at Sandakan; free and easy; seafood dinner; karaoke session; overnight at Sandakan

Day 2 – Drive to Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) at Sepilok; visit Orang Hutan Rehabilitation Centre to see orang hutan and sun bear; have lunch; drive to Sukau; Kinabatangan river cruise to observe wildlife and habitats (we saw orang hutan, proboscis monkies, birds). Overnight at Sukau.

Day 3 – Trees planting; drive to Danum Valley; stop by Batu Tulug and Gomantong Cave. Overnight at Danum Valley Conservation Centre (DVSC) hostel.

Day 4 – See sunrise; jungle trekking at DVSC; night safari; overnight at DVSC hostel.

(stay tuned for Part 2 ... Maliau Basin trekking)

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 Arriving at Sandakan; free and easy activities
 Sumptuous seafood dinner at Sandakan
 Two hours of karaoke session to work on the throat
 Visit Rainforest Discovery Centre at Sepilok
 Visit orang hutan Rehabilitation Centre and see sun bear ... (left) KC Leong, Chong CY, Hooi Miin, SC Yong, Choo KW, Elaine, Sau Chein, Jack Oh, Ervie Yeo, Adrian Foo, Abbie Foong.
 Kinabatangan river cruise and observe wildlife and habitats (we saw orang hutan, proboscis monkies, birds).
 Just like when we were young travelling at the back of a 4WD
 Trees planting session
 Arriving at Danum Valley Conservation Centre where we put up two nights in the hostel here
 Trekking to the waterfall of Danum Valley ... well equipped with leech socks
 Danum Valley waterfall
 The entire trail to the waterfall is infested with fast and furious leeches. After the previous day's rain, they were waiting on the ground getting ready to attack. Certain leeches can jump off the ground and cling to your legs. And when they bite, the pain is similar to ants' bite! Lesson learn: wearing a leech sock is a must, and must bring insect repellent spray. 
Emerging from the forest ... we survive from the leeches attack

Do CLICK HERE for Part 2 (Maliau Basin Trekking)

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