Manukan island

October 31, 2008

Weather reported yesterday of a fine sunny day so we planned a trip to the beach on a local island a 15 minute speed boat trip from town.

Having woke up to the sound of rain things were not looking good. However not detered we walked down to the jetty to get our boat in the hope that it might clear up.

The boat trip was great 17rm return was also pretty reasonable. Unfortunately the weather never really gotsunny although of it did really warm up so it was still an enjoyable day.

Things on manukan were as you would imagine pretty expensive so if your planning a trip here it would be wise to bring a few eats and water as even the food they do have available sold out very quickly leaving us hungry.

Snorkling was also very good with cheap hire available and lots to see.

All up a pretty good day which would have been awesome if it was sunny.

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Back in Kota kinabalu

October 30, 2008

Back in kk today after a few days checking out sandakan and surrounds. It’s nice to

be able to check out kk with out all the rain.

Just a quiet walk around town tonight before some boat trips and island hopping tomorrow.

Another great bus trip taking in mount kinabalu was so much nicer without the rain

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Mayfair hotel

October 29, 2008

Just thought I would write a quick post about the hostel we stayed in at sandakan. The Mayfair Hotel is a small place with just a few rooms all of which have free wifi, colour tv and free access to the owners 1000+ DVD’s to watch in your room when your all travelled out.

The rooms are clean, big, and very comfy. The air conditioning is also a big plus in these humid conditions

The owner is grumpy but very helpfull at the
same time. He is a regular mr fixit who is always willing to point you in the right direction.

I have had a great time here seeing many great places and nature at it’s best. If you get chance to visit sandakan please please stay here it’s awesome

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Urangutan At Sepilok

October 28, 2008

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Sepilok Urangutan Center

October 28, 2008

Today was the trip to sepilok urangutan center. Awesome experience. Lots of cool monkeys up close and personal.

We enjoyed a great lunch there also, the local people also love visiting which is nice thus we met a few great locals.

31 ‘c and very humid did make the day very hot but also worth while.

The evening was enjoyed with some nice dinner
And a walk around town watching the lightning in the distance. Another great day.

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Sandakan.

October 27, 2008

After 6 hours on a bus I was expecting a bad trip. How wrong was I. The trip was awesome. Many great view of mist covered mountains and small vilages made the trip fly by.

Sandakan is also a cool place and a great base for our trip to sepilok were we will visit the orangutans.

Once again cheap food with great taste’s is how it is.

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Kota kinabalu

October 27, 2008

Very bad rain meant a soaking last night. Not that it really made much
difference as all we needed to do was to grab some food before heading
back to the room for a good nights sleep.

Tomorrow we head to Sandakan 6 hours on the bus should be fun.

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