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Cavernous caves and canopies

From Sibu we caught nice comfortable coaches east. Only three seats across and with a reclining seat we travelled on to the midway town of Bintulu. A mid size busy working town with seemingly nothing to recommend it. After walking around for a few hours we discovered that there really was nothing to recommend it. [...]

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Heading east up the Rajang river

Not many updates recently because we’ve been moving around a fair bit. From Kuching we visited a national park where it was incredibly hot and humid. You could only get there by small boat along the coast. Our boatman decided to leave when the tide was still too low and we kept grounding on the [...]

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Skullduggery

Borneo has made a couple of contributions to myth and legend. One being the ‘Wild man of Borneo’ who it seems was an American sideshow act at a circus in the early 19th century. Not from Borneo and probably not too wild. The other contribution is headhunters. They did exist, at least until about one [...]

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From Orang-utans to Custard Creams

We did a few trips out from Kuching on a scooter we rented for £6 per day. Below is a pic of us after a full day’s riding. The traffic here is way way better than Indonesia; less vehicles on the road and people drive quite sedately. Compared to Bali riding here is a breeze. [...]

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Happy Birthday Mr President…

As luck would have it we were in town for the birthday bash of the state president of Sarawak. The town square held a big parade for him early one morning, before the heat became unbearable. He was 90 years young and has been in power for about 11 years now. It was a good [...]

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