“wildest” dreams fulfilled: Part 2

Written by Evon Foo
(Photos by Evon Foo)

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This article is a continuation of Part 1 (Click HERE to read Part 1)
The original post can be read in Evon Foo’s blog (LINK)

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To me personally, I had been longing to see two iconic and protected animals in the area and was hoping desperately that I had come at the right time and this was the right season for me to encounter them.  After the sighting of the proboscis monkeys, I managed to tick one of the boxes. Now, how about the second one?  Amazingly, things turned out absolutely wonderful for us as we spotted them further down the river bank — the Borneo pygmy elephants (婆羅州小矮象)!!! Wow!

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“wildest” dreams fulfilled: Part 1

Written by Evon Foo
(Photos by Evon Foo)

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The original post can be read in Evon Foo’s blog (LINK)

Going to Sukau along the Kinabatangan River in the east coast of Sabah, North Borneo was one of my two main back-to-the-nature domestic trips for last year.  The first one to Tabin Wildlife Nature Reserve in Lahad Datu materialised in early May 2016 and it was an amazing trip to remember (you can read it here).  However, the trip to Sukau that was initially planned for October had not been so smooth-going.

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Spending On Experiences Make People Happier

Guest Post
Written by Sil 
(Text by Sil & Image by @Lan)
Published by @Lan on behalf of curiostraveller.com for Sil (wanderlust.tripovo.com)

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Once you hit your 20s, work and deadlines will be part of your day to day. This certainly happened to me.I met different people from other cultures, and I also start to appreciate the little things in life, such as my parents financing the things I needed. But when work comes and the paycheck is in, it’s time to learn to save, or start spending as if there was no tomorrow. A lot of what I earn ends up on many things other than bills, which may be the case of many. After all, money is meant to be spent, right?

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Into The Wild @ Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu

Text & Photos by Evon Foo
( Guest Post by Ms Evon Foo- A blogger from www.colourfulthreads.co )
Re-blogged by @curiostraveller

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My travelling plan this year as I have been telling everyone is to do “cuti-cuti Sabah”, meaning holidaying in and around Sabah — domestic travelling!  Being in the hospitality industry sometimes I do feel slightly embarrassed that I have been to less places in my home state than many of the tourists from around the globe that I have come across over the years.

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Down Memory Lane-Life in Kampung Mandurian, Pitas

Article & Photos by: Angelina
Edited by: @joehairie
Translated to English by: @curiostraveller

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Introduction

I have always wanted to write something about my birthplace which is Kampung Mandurian in Pitas, Sabah. I never got the time until recently I was invited by curiostraveller.com to contribute an article. I gladly accepted the invitation. I decided that I want to write about my beloved hometown and how it shaped me to be a much better person today. Somewhere in between, I will share how I was involved in the Kaamatan Festival at Kampung Mandurian.

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Delicate People of an Elegant State : Sabah, “Land Below The Wind”

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Me, Miza…

For a city girl, when one mentioned the word Sabah, the image that would come to my mind would be a state with no skyscrapers. Public transportations would be difficult. It would not be easy to find good restaurants. No malls to shop. But the most frightening part would be the language barrier.  How would I find my way if I am lost there? What about the people? Would they be helpful if I needed help?  All these have been playing in my mind for the past few years, and were some of the reasons why I didn’t travel to Sabah.  It may sound childish to some, but I must admit I am a coward at uncertainties.

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Sabah : As I See It

( Written by @haralhaj– a contribution to curiostraveller.com)

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Vacation in 2010 @ Kundasang, Sabah

I first came to Sabah in May 1989. I came for a good reason, to spread knowledge among youngsters. Never have I imagined that I will simply fall in love with this Land Below The Wind, Sabah. May, 1994, I returned home. Back to my own state, Johor Darul Ta’Zim in Peninsular Malaysia.

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