Sunday, 4 November 2018 – Sabah – Day 6

Sunday 4 November 2018 – Sabah – Day 6

Monday, 5 November 2018 – Sabah – Day 7

This morning we departed for an excursion to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

We had a quick trip to the Rainforest Discovery Centre through the Botanical Gardens and the canopy walkway.

We then proceeded to the orangutans feeding platform to witness their morning feeding in their forest environment. The orangutans gave a good show swinging from tree to tree or on the ropes or hammocks. Very entertaining. We spent quite a lot of time viewing the young orangutans in the outdoor nursery.

We then visited the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre where we saw a couple of the world’s smallest bear in their natural forest environment. The vegetation is just beautiful – so green and the trees so dense. Was lovely to see how the different vines were entwined through the tall trees.

Jan and I at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

We returned to the hotel for lunch and then it was more orangutan feeding in the afternoon before we were taken to the Mango Restaurant for our dinner. Our group was in a separate section of the restaurant and in the next section there was a performance being acted out – a musical/opera. A couple of the performers came into our area and posed for photographs with our group.  It was quite hilarious.

In the room next to us, a Borneo group were performing and after they had finished a couple of the cast joined us to pose for some photographs.  We were quite tired when we arrived back to our hotel but it was a very enjoyable first day in Kota Kinabalu.

We were driven back to the hotel and had a couple of drinks with some of the group before going to bed. It was another very enjoyable day.

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