KL International Airport
Terminal 2 (Air Asia) during the quiet part of the day. Taken from the smoking deck, which was choking with cigarette smoke.
Silver Leaf Monkey
The 'shy' monkey. Taken at Bako National Park.
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This bachelor was on his own at Bako, coming up fairly close.
Beach at Bako National Park
Looking out towards the South China Sea
Beach at Bako
Serene perspective, though it was in the low 90s with humidity at 95%, so not too comfortable.
Another perspective on the shoreline of Bako. The rains were coming soon.
Fresh fish in the market at Serian, on the way from Kuching to Batang Ai
Nan at Batang Ai
Giant reservoir at Batang Ai was the start of our boat ride to the longhouse at Nanga Sumpa.
Timber on the Sungai Mekong
These logs were all together on one part of the river, which was otherwise clear.
Nanga Sumpa Lodge
Guest dining and recreation area at Nanga Sumpa longhouse.
Nanga Sumpa Longhouse
We had a fun soccer game with two small fellows inside the longhouse.
Outside Nanga Sumpa Longhouse
Rebuilding/adding to the longhouse. These were kitchens being constructed.
Nanga Sumpa Chief and Friends
The chief (center), his brother (2nd from right), and friend.
Nanga Sumpa Longhouse Buildings
Across the inlet from the guest quarters, the main longhouse and outbuildings. The roosters crowed 24-hours a day, and one is crossing the bridge here.
Nanga Sumpa Guest Room
Spartan, with 3-hours electricity per day, and no hot water. Nan was stung by a hornet inside our bed.
On the River Near Nanga Sumpa
After a trek through the hills, we were taken by boat to a waterfall.
Our private waterfall for the day.
Nanette in Enseluai Waterfall
Beneath the waterfall, fish nibbled at our feet.
Nanette Finds Bliss at Enseluai Waterfall
The water was cool and comfortable. A great break from the 90-dagree heat and oppressive humidity.
Hugh at Enseluai Waterfall
River Near Enseluai Waterfall
We relaxed as our guides prepared a native-style lunch.
On the River Near Enseluai Waterfall
Chicken cooked in bamboo was smoking as we dried off after our swim.
Crossing Batang Ai.
Kuching Gov Building
Hot, humid, and waiting for rain.
Twilight in Kuching
Cat Statue in Kuching
Kuching is the city of cats, for reasons not altogether clear.
Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.
Mount Kinabalu Foothills
At the botanic gardens on Mount Kinabalu.
Not the most scenic view of a not very scenic city, but we loved it nonetheless.
Pick your dinner seafood restaurant, popular with locals and tourists alike.
Welcome Seafood Restaurant
What it lacked in ambience, it made up for in flavor.
At the sun bear preserve in Sepilok.
This got us from Sandakan to the Kinabatangan River.
Hut Along Kinabatangan River
Big sky and brown water. Sticky, sticky, sticky heat.
Nan and Her Geraniums
An after lunch stroll back to our boat.
The river was brown the whole time, but the sky was beautiful.
Crocodile Along Kinabatangan River
We saw several of these along the Kinabatangan River, and this one was willing to stick around and pose for a couple of minutes.
We played peek-a-boo with an elephant along the Kinabatangan River. Sadly, he took off quickly.
Pardon Our Sarong
A fashion experiment never to be repeated.
This was the only one we saw in the wild, and he was far away in a tree eating. But he was a great one.
Female Proboscis Monkey
Unlike the males, the female proboscis has a much smaller nose.
Our first rainbow hornbill siting near Kinabatangan River.
Getting ready to swing to a new branch near the Kinabatangan River in Sabah.