We made it to Borneo, but the internet server in the whole of Sarawak can't find hotmail at the moment. If you've emailed us we're not ignoring you, we just can't get them!
For those of you who don't know Kuching is Malay for cat, so there are a few cat statues and a museum, quite bizarre! Being the Islamic new year celebrations everything was closed yesterday and pretty much the same today. We went across the river on what''s classed as a small ferry. The ferries are long thin boats with two benches facing inwards and look similar to the chinese boats. Across the water the majority of people were in traditional Malay costumes in cars, on the streets and on mopeds. We do have some good photos (will be uploaded eventually) including a family of four on a moped. The buildings are mainly painted bright colours some in very interesting states of repair. Amazingly everyone wanted to wave and say hello to us, maybe this was just due to Adam's new hat.
Today we went to a crocodile farm in time for feeding. The feeding post didn't look the most stable, but then we didn't have to stand on it. After seeing the size and some pictures of croc antics Ruth is slightly more concerned about the treks and the river trip down the Batang Ai.
There were numerous other animals but the highlights were the 5 foot cat fish, Ruth feeding a monkey a cracker and both of us feeding otters
We were really lucky to see 8 orang utan at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. We saw Ritchie the dominant male and a new mother with her baby cuddled up. It was great to see them in such close proximity feeding and climbing.
Tomorrow we're heading to Bako National Park for 3 nights. It'll be our first time in the rainforest, can't wait!
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