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We spent a week on Malaysian Borneo, basing ourselves in Kota Kinabalu, and travelling throughout the provinces of Sabah and Sarawak. Our trip to Malaysia was a fluke, based on a cheap flight from Hong Kong. We had no idea what to expect and were hoping for a relaxing beach vacation. Well, relaxing it wasn’t, because we found so much to do. In fact, the only thing we didn’t love was the beach (and the rainforest leeches). We visited orangutans and proboscis monkeys, saw the world’s largest carnivorous plant and the world’s smallest orchid, wandered through markets, temples, and a UNESCO preserved landscape, all the while dining on some of the best food we’ve had anywhere. In all, it was a travel whim that turned into one of our best trips ever.

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Sabah's famous long-nosed proboscis monkey

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series CheeseWeb's Asian Adventure 2013

Sabah’s famous long-nosed proboscis monkey.

Our trip to Sandakan to see the orang-utans inspired us to discover more of Sabah’s wildlife.

From our base in Kota Kinabalu, we arranged another primate-themed day-trip, through an eco-tour company, based in the Horizon Hotel.

We would cruise down the Klias River searching for Malaysian Borneo’s other famous inhabitant, the proboscis monkey.

Rather than tell you about our river cruise, we decided to show you what we saw. So come along on a photo tour of the Klias River with us:

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