An Orang Utan in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

An Orang Utan at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

I have stacks of recipes to share with you all, and was in the midst of writing one up for you, when I thought: no, I really don’t want to do that right now. What I have to do is share some pictures from Sabah with you first. It is a wonderful place, and while I am here I am keen to share it with you.

Sabah is in Malaysian Borneo. A tropical part of the world, it has sea and rainforest, monkeys and bears, and lots of fantastic food, particularly seafood. I have been busy since my arrival, that won’t surprise you much, and have seen and eaten lots. The food has been wonderful, as good as I had been told, but I would be telling a lie if I didn’t tell you that it was the wildlife that stole my heart.

Oran utangs (translates as man of the jungle), proboscis monkeys (so called because of their massive nose, they are also called belanda, Malay for Dutchman, as it was thought that the Dutch colonisers had similar large bellies and noses) and cheeky little macaques (which were rifling through the rubbish and stealing eggs at breakfast this morning) featured but there was much more.

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A proboscis monkey! Native to Borneo. Curious and divine. Bigger than you think too!

It is late, and I have a very early start, but I thought that I would suffer a little in the morning to share some photos now. Just a few, and the detail will follow in due course, as always.*

*and the wifi crashed and I am publishing it the next day… but there you have it!

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“A little macaque. Adorable!

Orang Utans at feeding time at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - these are two orphans who are approximately  7 years old (they can live to 35).

Orang Utans at feeding time at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre – these are two orphans who are approximately 7 years old (they can live to 35).

Fish at the Philippines Market, Kota Kinabulu, Sabah

Fish at the Philippines Market, Kota Kinabulu, Sabah

Lots of happy people and a superb fish dinner at Ikan Bakar Mama Resepi Bandar Ketat in Sandakan.

I am visiting Sabah & Brunei with the #LoveSabah and #TasteofBrunei campaigns, brought to you by iambassador in partnership with Sabah Tourism and Royal Brunei Airlines. As always, I maintain full editorial control. 

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