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

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 …

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Climbing the minaret of Sabah State Mosque

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Spending time with the proboscis monkeys of Borneo

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, …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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