Archive for the 'Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)' Category

What would it be like to live in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo?

Monday, December 19th, 2011
Sunset in Kpta Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Move to or live in Sabah, Malaysia? I previously wrote about what would it be like to live in Malaysia? A controversial post in many people’s eyes if you read the comments. And to others, it simply offers up some home truths. I won’t repeat a lot of what I wrote there, my views nor opinions… Continue reading more »

Climbing the minaret of Sabah State Mosque

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Interior of Sabah state mosques dome in HDR

Visiting Sabah state mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Surely the State mosque of Kota Kinabalu would be easier to find than a Kota Kinabalu’s city mosque? A grouchy bus driver could not get the concept I wanted to visit the state mosque at all. It involved some references to Allah and some gentle persuasion from… Continue reading more »

A beautiful immigrant girl, me, and some answers to why …

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Boats in dock at Sandakan Market in Sabah, Malaysia

An incredible few hours with some illegal immigrants at Sandakan Market In my last few days in Sandakan I planned a short trip back to the modern market building to see the fishing port outside. It’s a small area, and the three-story beige buildings third floor gives a great view of both the Mosque in… Continue reading more »

Wildlife conservation: Is there a solution to protect the world’s wildlife?

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Close up of Male proboscis monkey

What’s the solution to protecting, and seeing wildlife today? I’ll be the first to admit, I thought Sabah Borneo would be a lot less touristy than it is. I also thought it would be a lot more adventurous when it came to seeing wildlife. I think I was wrong on many assumptions, ideals, and the… Continue reading more »

Spending time with the proboscis monkeys of Borneo

Friday, November 11th, 2011
Profile of a Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis monkey feeding time Lunch at the Labuk Bay Proboscis monkey sanctuary is a little below par. The prices are higher than Sandakan, as one would expect at a resort. But the food was not near resort quality. Not that I know much about resort quality food. But this was a little bland, a little cold,… Continue reading more »

When Alpha males mate, Labuk bay’s adult education tour

Monday, November 7th, 2011
Alpha Male and Female Proboscis monkey

How to get to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary “Labuk Bay, in Sabah, Malaysia: ‘It’s the only place in the world to see the Proboscis monkey’” So wrote the author of the torn out pages of my guide-book. I think what they meant to say was that “Borneo” was the only place to see such a… Continue reading more »

Agnes Keith’s house in a land below the wind in Sandakan, Malaysia

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Agnes Keith

Visiting Agnes Keith’s house on a hill in Sandakan, Sabah Malaysia I first heard of the book the Land below the Wind by Agnes Newton Keith from my research when I was in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Back in her day it was just known as commonly as North Borneo. Much like many towns or cities that someone… Continue reading more »