The highlight of yesterday’s trek up Mount Singai was the wonderful white and yellow form of Aerides odorata. Plants were growing in shade amongst tall trees at 100m altitude. The first photo shows one of several flowering plants with the characteristic long curved spur. we have seen the species before in the Himalayas in Sikkim […]
Apart from Mount Singai, another bonus of plan B is a night‘s free upgraded to the Riverside Majestic Hotel. The Romans here are amazing, none mor than Ed and Ed’s with two double beds a bathroom each and a lounge and kitchen room! A short break to try out all the bathroom freebies and then […]
We are not yet in Mulu as our flight was cancelled just as we checked in for mechanical problems!!! fortunately we had plan B to explore the rainforest on Mount Singai this afternoon. The photo show us with local guide Elizabeth who’s Bidayuh ancestors lived up on the mountain just Southwest of Kuching. The forest […]
We are heading to the airport via the Cat Museum – Kuching is Malay for cat. The museum has an interesting feature on the five native cats of Sarawak, Leopard Cat, Marble Cat, Flat Headed Cat, Clouded Leopard and Bay Cat. The specimens are all road kill victims so some look a little odd but […]
100m from our hotel is a small pier out into the Sarawak River. We are just downstream of the main waterfront in an area used by fishing boats. Lots of bird life by the river too and a large monitor lizard swaggering for cover in its hole.