Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

We flew to Sandakan for a very importannt mission
to visit the Orang Utans!!!!!!

well for the was actually GOLF
Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is set in a lushy forest reserve
spanning 4,300 hectares of land
visitors walked on the boardwalk built on top of the forest floor
so we do not touch/disturb/pollute the beautiful forest
wow~~~~ the trees are so tall....never seen them this tall before
Monkey: "QUICK!!! it's the feeding time....we have to go already!!!!"
AAAHHH~~~~~~~!!!!! ORANG UTAN!!!!
screamed Monkey Koh -_-

shhhhh u r suppose to keep quiet
these are "orphaned" baby orang utans
whom lost their mother in the fire/killings of orang utan by uncivilised barbarians
Look ma!!! I got 2 hands on the tree:P

they were taught here to fend for feed...
to build nest....
well basically survival skills so they can survive in the wild when they are released out to the forest

the only difference between human and these beautiful creature is only a DNA strand away!!!!
yea we are so close and yet so far....

Orang Utans have emotional feelings....they can feel sad and cry and be happy when they want to....
However the uncivilised barbarians who are so close and yet so far killed them for pleasure,
keep them as pets, burn them alive to make way in the forest for plantation.

Many rangers found a huge number of Orang Utans' corpses in the forest
some without head...
some burnt to death still clutching to their babies
hey look!! I can swing so fast and so agile!!!
I've never seen an animal luff like this...."hehehehe heheheheh"

they are so human-liked
and we are so ape-liked sometimes -_- or most of the times
this is wat I called - still luffing away
everyday at 10am and 3pm it's feeding time at the rehabilitation centre
the rangers will climb up to to a platform high on the tree
with milk and bananas
and also with a huge "SILENT" signage

then slowly the orang utans will swing and creep up for food
a few even swung down fr the tree
a huge array of tourists busy shooting with all the state of the art cameras

Orang Utans are native in Borneo Island
*just like how koala and kangaroos in Australia*

there are only 3 orang utan rehabilitation centre in the world...
2 in Kalimantan and 1 in our very own motherland.
this is a wild Macaque monkey and such a menace
I was so disappointed that the local visitors can't even differentiate between
Monkey and Orang Utan

It was obvious the size, outlook and color were different
but these local visitors can tell each other that they were different because:

1) Oh ini mesti penghulu, sebab itu saiznya lebih besar
*translated to this monkey must be Head of the pack because of its size*
I wanted to faint at this juncture and speak up my mind to educate these poor soul....but then again we were not allowed to make noise.

2) tengok dia dengan anaknya
*Look at its baby*
when all the orang utans here are brothers and sisters bcoz remember??? their mother were killed?!?!?!? HELLOO!!!!

3) Wah MONYET!!!! *and pointed to the Orang utan*
*translated to Look Monkey!!!*
I really wanted to open my already impatient mouth but then again, no point.....sigh...

prollie our education system or school should re-look at the science/biology textbooks.

my outmost complaint would be these local tourists were making so much of noise...
hellooo..pls use your brains...if u make too much of noise...these shy and delicate animals won't come out to feed!!!!

and pls do not come to a sanctuary in a long baju kurung and a kik kok high heels shoe!!!
u r not helping when u are kik kik kok kok here n there while u stomp around on the boardway!!!!
anyway back to this Menace Macaque Monkey
was trying so hard attacking the poor tourist...
I suppose he knows how to discriminate as he only attacked those with blonde hair
be it blonde men or women...

JS was standing still with his camera when it all happened
and i was busy pulling his shirt to step back but he didn't move an inch

JS: "U dun have to be scared.....when u are...your body emit a type of enzyme and the animal knows."

true enuff....when it got out of control....a ranger walked up to the Macaque Monkey
who was having a jolly great time then disturbing and attacking tourists who were running away helter skelter
in less than 5 seconds, the ferocious Macaque Monkey turned into a pussy cat and climbed up the tree

boss ar....your face is really terrifying lar....even the Macaque Monkey dare not attack u
that is why u are known as Terry the Terrorizer!!!!!
*luffing + rolling*
after an hour or so watching the wild orang utans and Macaque monkeys....
we continued our jungle trail
climbing plants
euuuuwwww...I hate snakes.....
can't believe it I'm posting the pic here....
all my hair stood up looking at this pic :P
JS proved he too can camouflage and blend in with the forest
wow....the roots are huge!!!!
erm...this Monkey with clothes trying to climb a slim tree but in vain
don't think it can accommodate my weight
more pics of lushy forest
ARGHHH!!!! SO CUTE!!!!!!
a PGYMY Squirrel!!!!

I was squealing and it was smaller than my palm!!!!
GAH!!!! mommy I want this as my pet!!!!!
sayang sayang Orang Utan
so pls ppl...stop burning the forest...conserve our environment yea!!!
go GREEN!!!!
JS all drenched in sweat
while the other Monkey in clothes quenching her thirst
Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is open daily
Feeding time is 10am and 3pm

aaaahhhhhhh finally
:))))))))))) big smile

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mount Kinabalu

Early morning Bernard da Joker + JS + Monkey woke up early
and caught a 45 minutes flight to Sandakan
it was a very early flight at 7am
the beautiful Mount Kinabalu fr bird eye's view
Do u have any idea how tall it is?
it's crazy and I dunno how ppl can scale the mountain at 13,435 ft
surrounded by smaller mountains in the Kinabalu National Park
by the way this place is a World Heritage Site
as the plane passed, Monkey snapped snapped more pics from the peak
it's made of hard rock called Granodiorite
can u see those lil white dots on the mountain?
there's a trail of white dots trailing up to more white dots in the middle up to the mountain
those are buildings for climbers to sleep and rest

yes I's that STEEP!!!!
U'll need a guide to climb up and a porter to carry all your bags
otherwise u'll die with your bags with no breathe left!!!!
Bye bye Mount Kinabalu
Don't think I'll have the courage to climb u at all
a person at my fitness level better not even dream about it

It takes about 2 days to climb the mount
and u'll need to register months in advance as places are limited
dunno how the heck Mr. JS can climb 13 times

Monday, September 28, 2009

BBQ Nite 2

Nite 2 was a fish nite
JS BBQ a salt-baked fish
with tonnes of dill
and sliced lemon of coz
his salt concoction contained some secret ingredients
I know lemon zest was one of it...hehehehe
mix em all up and bind em together with an egg
the huge snapper all stuffed with herbs and lemon
next smack all the salt on the fish top and bottom
JS also made Japanese dried shrimp pasta
Eveline made this refreshing salad of prawns, mango and lychees
with lotsa lotsa mints too :))))))
Ta-Da, the fish looked so dead....kekekekeke
scrapped all the salt away
roast potatoes with fat and rosemary
hehehehe and it was Monkey back at the griller again with more chicken wings
aurbergine and lamb sausage
Happy lot
I am happy when I saw these...

It's Monday
But i woke up so early and was so determined to work
and it's now 8.30 and I felt so lazy already......

ohmmmm ohmmmm ohmmmm
It's gonna be a great Monday :))))

Friday, September 25, 2009

Boat ride to Manukan Island

weather was extremely lovely 
so Monkey & JS decided to go to Manukan island after breakfast
a lone yacht berthing at nowhere
u can catch a short boat ride to any of the island at Beach Bums in ShangRi-La Hotel
the one at Tanjung Aru
yes Kota Kinabalu has got 2 Shangri-la
return journey cost Rm 45 per person
Monkey grabbed a nice spot among the tourists
tourists with all the "han nyooo" and "kudasai"
the beginning of the journey was pleasant
but it was for 15 seconds only before it picked up speed
and the Japanese family behind me was screaming
but can't beat the Korean family with a boy who can really scream like a gal.

Hey relax!!! it's just a boat ride...
prollie just maybe the driver is a bit too ferocious
Hai Si Abang......can u slow down a bit and stop breaking the waves?
can't u see your passengers are screaming and shrieking at every break u make?
Monkey enjoying the SUN
Look at the poor japanese kid beside me
yes it was quite some ride and before I can laugh futher
I was too clinging onto the rail
1st stop was Mamutik Island...nobody disembark
oh the poor boy was in tears already
but still can't beat the Korean one at the front screaming like nobody's biz
hey mr. ferocious driver!!! It's destination
pls STOP!!!
oh yea....finally we are here :))))))
safe and sound
very sound!!!!!
Passenger......kindly remain at your seat till we are anchored
please have your safety jacket on....
*oppsss most of us were not with life jacket*

Thank you for riding with us, Beach Bums
and have a pleasant stay at Manukan Island

heheheh of coz there's no such annoucement

the bumpy ride breaking the waves was fun though!!!!