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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cuti-cuti Sabah: To Garama Wetlands

To those who are not sure about this place, it is in Klias Beaufort, about 2 hour drive down south from Kota Kinabalu. Since we were passing Membakut, we dropped by at my parents' house for tea and continued our journey to Klias for the river cruise.

Arrived Kampung Garama at 4pm. While parking our car, we saw families of macaques along the roadside.

How many monkeys can you see?

The thinker

More thinking (diff one.. can you see their diff faces?)

The dentist

Tunggang terbalik? (upside down or downside up?)

Maternal Love

Reminds me of Josh Holloway (Sawyer in Lost) in Davidoff Cool Water ad.. LOL!

So much for the roadside photoshoot, we walked along a very long boardwalk passing through palm oil plantation to our destination, the jetty.

and off we go.. through the stream.. to

Garama River in Klias

I was quite dissapointed with this trip as after 30minutes (or so) of cruising the river, we hardly see any Proboscis/Orang Utan (hmm.. maybe my expectation was like in Sukau). In fact SIL was quite upset as the previous visit in 2005, she said there were more PMs around compared to this trip.

Nyata ada gaya, mutu, keunggulan! We needed special eyes to spot the animals, they were too far away to be seen. Smart BIL used his 300mm lense for this pix..

A female proboscis.. see it's nose!

I wanna see too, Mama!

The cuz

Looking for more monkeys. Baby C became more comfortable being in the boat!

Beautiful sunset. At this time, the speed of the river water was fast, rushing to the tidals sea.

Water Buffaloes - going back to it's master

Going back to the restaurant for dinner, then another 'short' cruise to look for fireflies.

At night along river banks in the Malaysian jungles (most notably found near Kuala Selangor), fireflies ("kelip-kelip" in the Malay language or Bahasa Malaysia) synchronise their light emissions precisely. Current hypotheses about the causes of this behavior involve diet, social interaction, and altitude. [source]

Despite feeling quite dissapointed with this trip, I enjoyed the firefly experience the most! It was a very beautiful sight as the fireflies flock together and decorating the mangrove trees! It is said that the Malaysian species is the only one that flock together by thousand and make trees glitter like a christmas tree deco [source]. Interesting huh?

We left the place around 8pm and headed back to KK...


Joyce said...

No fireflies photos/video?

ArMs said...

Wa so fun... i really wanna go there too! and by dat time i want my own SLR cam ;D

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