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Tanjung Puting: Tanjung Harapan

1 August 2012

Categories : Travelings

Tanjung Puting: Tanjung Harapan

We were all so excited upon seeing the sign on the river! We are about to enter Tanjung Puting Area! (meaning: no cell phone signal! But it's something that we groaned and moaned later on. Yeah. Technology. Can't live without 'em!) Our first stop: Tanjung Harapan!My first thought upon entering this area: my, my, the soil around this place is sandy and whitish. There are also some plants with medicinal properties planted here. We visited information center and read...

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

ORANGUTANS @ TANJUNG PUTING, KALIMANTAN, BORNEO: Largest Population of Wild Orangutans (Day 1)

20 November 2012

Categories : Travelings

My first encounter with an orangutan was when we saw a "domesticated" one named Jenny in Ark of Avilon Zoo in Manila.It was nice to see her because she seems to be playfully innocent and wants to interact with people. But after visiting the Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan Province of...

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

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