Oct 152011

My closing post on Kuching, Sarawak. :)

Guess who came to say hello and welcomed us right after the boat ride?





Yuppie yup!

This shameless dude here did. Wild boar?!?! Methinks he was more like a goat. Really.

The boys got really thrilled at the mere sight of this fella. He was erm.. grazing? Yup, he did the goat/ cow thing actually.

Hmmm.. this is strange.

You know i complained quite a bit on the accommodation at Bako but after looking at the pictures above, somehow it looks a lot better than in reality! Why ah?!?!

But in all honesty, it was bad. I should have taken closer shots instead. :P The beds looked like they were infested with bed bugs and the bedsheets, hmmmm. Then we have bathroom and toilet…  let’s just say i was really tempted to skip shower altogether despite the fact that i was all sweaty and dirty. I didn’t even wanna step in until the very last minute. To do my business, i opted for the deserted public loo instead which was conveniently around the corner. Much cleaner!

Fortunately, the men whom i traveled with are quite something. When they are around, this mother can just sit back and watch. The men, especially the grandfather, will happily take care of everything, including bathing the boys. More often than not, the grandmother and i will stand at the side and watch happily. Naturally, this meant that i only needed to step into the eee eee toilet and bathroom just once. PHEW!

So how did i sleep at night?

I was all covered, from head to toe. Long sleeves top with hoodie (uh huh, i had the hoodie on while sleeping!), long pants and socks! I totally chucked the pillow and made used of my own towel. And nope, none of the accommodation here is air conditioned, which was quite alright. Natural breeze, best!

However, don’t let this deter you from going to Bako. From what i saw and what i heard from a gf who was there 2 days earlier, the rest of the accommodation wasn’t this bad. It was just our luck to be stuck with Chalet 2, one of the 3 earliest, oldest chalets in Bako. Hmphhh! (if all the accommodation were as such, perhaps i won’t be this whiny!)

We only managed to do 2 trails during our time spent in Bako. With the boys around, we had no choice but to pick the shortest trail. Short, yes but never shortchanged. Mosses, i’ve only seen them in magazines but to feel them for real at Bako? It was quite surreal. For some strange reason, i was more excited to see the moss than the proboscis monkey. Ha!

Even though beep didn’t whine or complain, the very fit grandfather insisted on piggyback the boy. I guess it’s just the way he expresses his love for his grandchildren. He’s not a man with many words, but a lot of times, his actions say quite a bit about him. :)

Our second trail was a little longer and apparently, a little more dangerous. Because of ‘danger’ part, we chose to leave beep behind, together with the helper.

This time round, it was a lot more educational for the boys. And hey, pitcher plants! My first up close encounter with them.

Alas, proboscis monkeys…

We spotted quite many of them actually, throughout our 2 day stay.

Hermit crab!

Again, another first. Tee hee hee. I know i know! I’m really quite ulu!

Hermit crabs are really quite adorable. We spotted abundance of them, in all shapes and sizes. Do you know that to get them out from their house, all you need to do is to whistle and they’ll come crawling out?

Fascinating creature!

All in all, Bako National Park is strictly for nature lovers. Not a place for honeymoon for sure. A good place to go if you want some exposure for the children. But if you intend to stay a night or 2, avoid Chalet 1, 2 & 3. By all means, request for newer lodgings!

And, if you must know, the food sucks. Big time. Both in taste and hygiene. So, bring along cup noodles and whatnots. The effort is worth it, trust me.

  33 Responses to “Bako National Park, Sarawak – Malaysia”

  1. Your accommodation at Bako sounds positively glorious … not. I think I’ve stayed in places like that in the past but somehow, after all the whining you almost learn to just tolerate it. Better than sleeping outside with wild boar running around! Will remember to avoid chalets 1-3 ;)

  2. john : heheheheeeee.. i’ll whine and will still tolerate it. (but i don’t whine in front of the boys though. i needed to put a brave upfront! :P) Actually, i quite like sleeping in tents.. especially when i’ve got my own sleeping bag. :)

  3. nice self portrait of yourself in the first picture.

  4. wen : u typo la. yourself = your husband

  5. Wow.. looks fun! I really wish to do this one day!

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  10. 匿名 The fighting ainagst Penang having chinese road name are really stupid. What the hell gotta do with the malays status?! Was damn angry that day when I planned to go down and take some real nice hokkien name road name and read on the paper it already been taken down by those politician. 少俊 佩服你 好多的照片 不过我不特别喜欢Kolo面 觉得那不就像maggi 面加一大堆拉拉杂杂(虾面的虾 鱼丸面的鱼丸 etc 的东西罢了吗 倒是很喜欢Bako National Park Probobsis monkey要在黄昏时候在红树林边高高的树上才会看见

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