The Amateur Traveler talks to Betty from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase about her recent trip to Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah) to see the orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
Betty flew into Kuching in Sarawak and started in the Demai beach area where she stayed in a treehouse. She saw the Proboscis Monkeys at Bako National Park and the Bat “fireworks” at Mulu National Park. Betty also visited the market at Sandakan and snorkeled off the beaches at Mabul.
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6 Responses to “Travel to Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah) – Episode 222”
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March 8th, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Hey Chris great podcast as usual. The number 1 thing I got out of this was I just attended an adventure travel show in DC and I was asking what was in Malaysia besides the “twin towers” and one of the thing the lady told me that they had a chimp rehab center. And like you I was thinking of monkeys needing a 12 step program.
March 11th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Chris & Betty,
I learned by watch the Travel Channel that you can watch the bats come out to feed at sunset in Austin, without a cave. I couldn’t find it on the Travel Channel website, but a search on ask.com lead me to about.com
Thanks for covering both the upside and downside of spontaneity when traveling.
Peter in Chicago
March 19th, 2010 at 8:43 am
Actually “Borneo” refers to the whole island, which includes not just Sarawak and Sabah but Brunei (an independent country) and Kalimantan (the Indonesian part)
March 19th, 2010 at 9:53 am
Right. This show is tagged with Malaysia but I see that may not be obvious in my current wordpress theme.
March 21st, 2010 at 3:19 am
Nah I was referring to what your guest said on the show, that Borneo was composed of Sarawak and Sabah
April 17th, 2010 at 9:38 pm
As said above Borneo is more then just Sabah and Sarwak, a lot to axplore at the Indonesian Kalimantan side which is 2/3 of the Borneo Island and a less visited corner of Borneo.
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