Friday, December 31, 2010


To all family and friends, wishing you Happy New Year!
From us,
Olaf, Wana, Hakim & Aishah

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Langkayan Island

Finally our holiday come to the end.
The last place we visited was the Langkayan Island. One and a half hour boat ride from Sandakan. Another boat adventure. It happen that after 30 minutes we were on the boat suddenly one of the boat's engines was not functioning properly and the boatman have to call his boss and explained about the problem. We have to go back a few kilometers while waiting for the other boat to come and yes our time was a bit delayed. But luckily it is happen not far from the city.
Well, talking about Langkayan Island, it is a beautiful place and quite place to go. I am a bit blank right now and I don't have any idea what should I write about this place but for sure, there are a few activities you can do here, in this island such as diving, snorkeling, discover Scuba Diving, kayaking, watching turtle nesting and releasing baby turtles to the sea at night. The food was delicious and their staff were friendly too. 
I think i am not going to write everything about it anymore, just let the photos explain how was Langkayan.

On The way to the Island, before changing to another boat
Our chalet
The room
The Bathroom
The view from our chalet
 Our activities other than swimming in the clear water:
Playing at the beach
Taking Photo for fun
Drawing on the white sandy
Watching Sunset  from the jetty's deck.
Watching the rangers to releasing baby turtle at night (if any)
Baby turtles are so excited to be release
and of course having our 3 times meal breakfast, lunch and dinner
What a wonderful place to rest...

Not forgetting my beautiful photo of the island
The island (combination of 3 panorama stitch photos)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Abai Jungle Lodge & Sukau, Kinabatangan

After a few days of jungle experience,we were heading back to Sandakan for another river wildlife experience.
Out from Danum Valley at 4:00pm and with taxi to Sandakan for another 2 hours drive. Arrived at Sabah Hotel, Sandakan around 6:30pm and rest for a night.
The next day on 23rd Nov we have to woke up early as our pick up time is at 8:10am.
Itenary for that day and photos for sharing:
9:30am - 11:00am : Visiting The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
Happy & excited faces to start the new day

Only 1 mother orang utan and her baby showed up.
since no orang utan, aishah took a photo with sign board of baby orang utan
11:00am- Departed from Sepilok Orang Utan Centre and continue our tour to Sim-Sim Jetty for our boat to Abai, Kinabatangan.

Another excited face
On the way to Abai. Some of the tourist with us.
Arrived at Abai Jungle Resort around 1:00PM
Lunch is waiting for us..
Enjoying our lunch while enjoying the river scenery as well
Our room
Hakim take a chance to snap our photo
River Cruise at 4:30PM.
a group of Proboscis monkey
The biggest Kingfisher, Stork billed Kingfisher, beautiful.
Sunset at Kinabatangan river.
We saw so many birds and probosic monkey. We even spotted a few Crocodile eyes in the river when the sky is getting dark. The Fire flies showed was really amazing at night.
Back to the lodge, after dinner another activity, Night walked to see insects or other wildlife sleeping.

Early in the morning of our next day, got another river cruise.
ooo..ya..we saw small snake on the flower at the lodge.
Slag Snake
Going into the small river heading to the Pitas Oxbow Lake.
Sunny Day
Back to the lodge for Breakfast at 8:00am
On the way to our Breakfast area
Breakfast in the jungle
Afternoon activity: Tree Planting at Kg.Abai and having our lunch with the villagers
Finished with our lunch, back to our lodge and continue our boat ride to Sukau Kinabatangan for another 1 hours. It was heavy rain and I could not took more photo.
Here are a few photos from Sukau. We arrived at Sukau at 3:30pm and the river cruise started at 4:30pm but it was drizzling. well I have to keep my camera inside plastic to makesure it is safe from the rain.
Another boat cruise
Cat snake
   Departed from Sukau at 7:30am, Stop by at Abai Jungle lodge a a tea break and continue the boat ride to Sandakan. At Sandakan we stayed at Sabah Hotel for another night.
Arrived at the hotel, Hakim & Aishah could not wait any longer, they jump into the swimming pool, as well as their papa.
Well that was our experience for 3 days and 2 night jungle tour.
I'll stop here, because my eyes are so sleepy and tired.
Will post the story of our last place we visited next time. 
Stay tune.