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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Proboscis monkeys in Sabah Borneo

The Proboscis monkey is ancient to Borneo and belted to lowlands habitats. In Malaysian Borneo, the breed is broadcast and survives alone in abandoned pockets. The better accepted populations in Sarawak are in the west, in the areas of Samunsam and the Bako-Sarawak Mangroves areas. The Samunsam Wildlife Altar was acclimatized accurately to assure this citizenry of bill monkeys.

Recently gazetted extensions to this altar in 2000 accept brought the absolute breadth to 228 [km.sup.2], encompassing over 90% of the population's range. In Sabah, applicable populations of bill monkeys action in the freshwater wetlands of the Kinabatangan Floodplain, while the mangroves and estuaries of Brunei Bay, Brunei Darussalam, abutment addition population.

The altar straddles the boss Kinabatangan River, abreast Sandakan. The bill monkey may be the prime ambition of the 90-minute baiter cruise to Sukau, but the banks of Kinabatangan is a account anatomy of wildlife - crabs, belacak (mud skipper), eagles, bangau (egrets) and argent blade monkeys.


There are about 2 means to go about accepting to Sukau area, one is by baiter all the way which may booty 2hours meandering up the apathetic river or the added is to booty a 1 hour van or car ride on asperous approach oil acreage anchorage to the anchorage and again a 10 – 15min baiter ride to the resort. It is about appropriate that if you are abundant or if you accept a bad back, not to biking on the acreage road. The alley action is awful due to the rain and abundant abettor use and 45km at 20km/hr of this biking will absolutely be a aching activity if you are not acclimatized to it.

Normally, aloof to accomplish the cruise a little easier, abounding booty the tours out and break a day or two at resorts, homestays and hostels forth the kinabatangan river. The beat is actual agnate from one bout abettor to the other.

You can break at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge & Abai Jungle Lodge, Sabah.

Contact Local Tourist Guide:
Company Name : S. I. Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Company license no : 197650-U
MOCAT License no : KKKP 1982 (Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism)
Address : Lot 1002 & 1003, 10th Floor, Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew. Sandakan Town.
Phone : +6089 673 502, 673 503, 673 508
Fax : +6089 673 788
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