14 April 2011

Tales of Borneo: Getting to Selingan

Right, so I recently took a trip to Borneo and have a mountain of photos in return for lugging all my gear around the country. I figured now is as good a time as any to start publishing them.

First up, we spent the morning buying supplies in Sandakan after flying in from Kota Kinabalu. We were headed for the island of Selingan, one of a trio in the protected Turtle Islands national park, famous as nesting grounds for the Green and Hawksbill turtles. More on the turtles later.

From top to bottom: Chinese New Year decorations in the streets of Sandakan; a crowded residential street; fishing boats in Sandakan harbour; arriving in Selingan, after a one hour fast-boat ride on boats not designed to go that fast.

PS: As a result of the boats going faster then their intended design, we literally took off from a couple of waves on the way there. It was much like an incredibly noisy one hour roller coaster ride.

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