David from Canada and Andrey from Russia joined me for my first trip to Sabah. I had arranged with Viator for the evening with dinner at the Mari Mari Cultural Village on the first day. It was entertaining, informative and I recommend it for people who do not have mobility issues. The boys had a great time. Who knew that David is very handy with a blowpipe and Andrey is able to do the native dance without getting his feet pinched. I got to meet the chief and am pleased to say that I didn’t lose my head 🙂
Borneo is the third largest island in the world. Approximately one-third of it is East Malaysia made up of the states of Sarawak and Sabah. Prior to actually visiting Borneo, all I knew about it was that it was home to some very special simians including orangutans and proboscis monkeys, and used to be home to head hunters before that term was used for recruiters. It is also home to the world’s largest blossom, the Rafflesia arnoldii
This year I finally got to go to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah so naturally, I am going to begin this series of posts by writing about Kuching, Sarawak. All joking aside, my first trip to Borneo was a two-day trip to Kuching for business seven years ago. Kuching is Malay for cat and there are several theories why the capital city of Sarawak has this name. Even if you are not a cat-lover you will find lots to love about Kuching.