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The Incredible Orangutans of Kalimantan

26 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Adventure

The Incredible Orangutans of Kalimantan

To the world it is known simply as Borneo. It’s the third biggest island in the world and home to the famous gentle man of the forest—the orangutan. To Indonesians, it is Kalimantan—the Indonesian part which makes up the majority of the island’s land area. The rest of the island is diffused into Sabah and Sarawak, the provinces of Malaysian Borneo, as well as the Sultanate of Brunei. Last year I visited these parts of Borneo, but wanted to...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Camp Leakey

Facts about Orangutans You Didn't Know About

27 November 2012

Categories : Adventure

Recently I visited orangutans at Camp Leakey that runs by  Orangutan Foundation International   (OFI). The long history and inspirational work of OFI touched all of us. I wanted to share the photos of amazing orangutans. It’s hard not to appreciate them while watching how they...

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Tag : Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild

The Mystic World of Orangutans

29 November 2012

Categories : Adventure - Travelings

The Mystic World of Orangutans

When I learnt that we had to overnight on a river boat in the jungle of Central Kalimantan, eight persons sharing one bathroom, that put up a bit of struggle in me. Voice inside: You are there to see the endangered orangutans that are only found in Borneo and Sumatra! Yeah, I saw those in the zoo - our beloved Ah Meng and her clan. And the rainforest is so hot, very humid and those blood sucking flies love me. Call me shallow. I survived (like a big deal) two days...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Camp Leakey

Giving Asia a Chance in Borneo on Kalimantan

29 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Adventure

I accepted the invitation to Indonesia specifically because it's a part of the globe I am fearful of. I enjoy what people like to call "westernized" countries. I enjoy learning about history and being challenged only to try foods that I can recognize, I get too excited about beautiful architecture...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Klotok : River Boat to Tanjung Puting National Park , Camp Leakey

A trip to Komodo National Park

30 November 2012

Categories : Adventure - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

A trip to Komodo National Park

Before my trip to Indonesia I had heard of the famous Komodo Island and the Komodo Dragons that lived there. I didn’t however realize that there was such a thing as Komodo National Park and that it occupied the “Komodo Islands” which consists of 3 big islands and several smaller ones in the area where Komodo dragons live and it is the only area in the world where they live in the wild. The islands are Komodo, Rinca, and Padar and on our two...

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Tag : Komodo National Park