East Malaysia consists of mainly lowland rain forests with animals. There are two distinct parts as you can see on the map below. The name of the city is Kuching, (Sarawak) meaning ‘Cat’ ; the culture is a totally different experience from West Malaysia. We chose this city in particular to see Rupal’s ex -husband (The Orangutan), monkeys, many other animals and just the general traditional culture. We wanted a change to go on an exotic adventure after going to city areas mainly (in Japan and Malaysia). Sarawak is also known as Borneo island.
We spent two days exploring going jungle trekking and meet the animals in person… yes closer,closer and even closer! There were no trains so we travelled by boat, bus and taxi. We spent our days at the Bako National Park and the Semenggoh Orangutan Center, (this will follow up on part two and three of the Kuching post)
I hope you enjoyed reading up on part one of my Kuching travels! Part two and three are yet to come, till then keep tuned!