Well what can i say....i think i possibly had the most amazing expereince of my whole life here in Borneo, it really is the most beautiful place in the whole world!!! We visited Selingan Island..or 'turtle island' at around 10am in the morning, selingan island is a protected nature reserve for turtles, they go there to lay their eggs. 40 people are allowed to visit the island each day and in order to see the turtles you must stay overnight, in these ermmmm wooden 'chalet' type accommodation. We dropped off our things and headed for the beach, to our amazment and luck we saw around 10-20 baby turtles hatching from under the sand and crawling down the dunes into the sea, this really was an amazing moment and so so beautiful!!! We were even able to help the babies get into the sea by picking them up :) In the evening we watched mummy turtles laying their eggs and these eggs being moved to a protected hatchery where upon hatching they are released into the sea. I cant describe how amazing that place really is and everyone seriously should visit!!! I have some amazing photos to show everyone!
M...Sepilok (orang utan rehabilitation centre)
(seligan island was amazing)
We went to Sepilok in time for feeding, they place food on a platform at the edge of the jungle as some of the orang utans are never properly rehabilitated. We stood on a wooden walkway with alot of other people waiting to see if an orang utan would come for some food. We were lucky that the dominant male turned up, a Mr G which is short for a malay word meaning womaniser. It was great to see the semi wild orang utans and definately worth the trip. From there we also visted a war memorial for WW2 which started in 1942 over here, from over 3000 POWs (British and Australian) only 6 surived. Then we also saw some really old looking houses that are built with stilits out on the sea, when we went in to them though they had sky tv and one even had a pool table.
H - Seeing the turtles and orangutans has definately been the hightlight :)