Malaysian Borneo: Sarawak in 5 Photos

After enjoying travels in Sabah and Labuan, in Malaysian Borneo earlier in the year, I just had to go back and explore the state of Sarawak. So I made my way back to Malaysia from Indonesia for more Bornean adventures!

Interestingly when you travel to Borneo from West Malaysia and in between the Bornean states of Sabah, Labuan and Sarawak you need to go through immigration passport checks and even get a completely separate visa stamp for Sarawak. It is quite unique!

Like Sabah on the eastern side of Malaysian Borneo, Sarawak, the historic land of the White Raja has plenty to see and do. The people are friendly, the food is great, there are interesting cities, wonderful architecture (old and new, including colonial era and religious buildings), street art, majestic scenery and of course amazing wildlife in beautiful national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where you can see Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys and even thousands of bats taking to the night sky! Here are my 5 photos from the wild Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak!

Big Ritchie, the dominant male Orangutan at the Semenggoh Wildlife Sanctuary, a rehabilitation centre for semi-wild Orangutans near Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Big Ritchie, the dominant male Orangutan swinging in the rain at the Semenggoh Wildlife Sanctuary, a rehabilitation centre for semi-wild Orangutans near Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (May 2018)
Leaping Feline street art on Jalan Carpenter in Kuching, Sarawak
Leaping Feline street art on Jalan Carpenter in Kuching, Sarawak (May 2018)
Proboscis Monkey in Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
A proud Proboscis Monkey in Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (May 2018) – These big fellas are only found on the island of Borneo
Deer Cave in Mulu National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
The vastness of Deer Cave in Mulu National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (May 2018)
Canopy Walk in Mulu National Park in Sarawak Malaysian Borneo
The wonderful Canopy Walk in Mulu National Park in Sarawak extends for 440 metres though the jungle canopy, sometimes at a height of 20 metres (May 2018)

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bama says:

    What great wildlife photos! I heard that proboscis monkeys are rather elusive as they avoid humans. So to be able to take such a clear shot of it is really amazing! I’ve only been to West Malaysia and I’ve been thinking of going to Sarawak and Sabah for quite some time. Your posts remind me to not delay any further.

    1. Deano says:

      Hi Bama, Thanks! Well worth a trip. I found they pretty much ignore you and will hang around if you are quiet (alas not many tourists seem to have that ability these days!). In fact at Bako NP I sat below a bunch of them for an hour as they ate and relaxed. They didn’t mind me at all which was great!

    2. Deano says:

      I am going to post a few more photos from Bako NP in Sarawak soon

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