Saturday, December 28, 2013


We arrived in Borneo a few days ago. We first landed in Kuching, the capital of the Sarawak state. We spent a day there, before we left for the Permai Rainforest Resort where we spent Christmas. It was awesome. We got to sleep in a tree house, which was very comfortable. There was a beach, there was a pool, there were rainforest trails, and there was a very good restaurant with a special Christmas dinner. We got to see monkeys from our balcony, so one of my goals has been met! One thing about the rainforest is that it rains a lot, and quite often. So we did not spend much time at the beach nor in the forest, but instead decided to go visit the Sarawak cultural village not far from the resort. It was interesting to see how the different tribes of the region used to live. We left Kuching with the intention to come back for a few more days before we go back to Kuala Lumpur, there is a lot more to see around there!
We then headed to Brunei, where the immigration rules (the written ones, at least) scared the hell out of me! But going through customs was not that bad. We had a reservation in a resort in another Malaysian town, which is an hour away from Brunei by ferry. We had thought that we might go back to visit, but we didn't see anything at the airport or on our way to the ferry that inspired us much, so we got a stamp in our passport for 2 hours spent waiting for a ferry. Instead, we have spent the past 2 days doing nothing but enjoy the resort's pool, the room's AC and the wonderful pineapple juice and virgin pina coladas of this resort. We also visited a bird park, and tried to swim in the sea, but the bird park was hot, humid and a little depressing, and the sea was not much fun. We are leaving tomorrow morning, we will take another ferry to Kota Kinebalu.
Our tree house

Permai resort beach

Inside the house (through the screen, we don't want the mosquitoes in!)

Pineapple friend rice and pineapple juice...I'm addicted! 

The beautiful pool!

Temple in Kuching

Laksa Sawarnak, and what I think is star fruit juice. I've never felt so far away from our 3R restaurants! It was soooo good! 

Permai resort beach

We got a visitor!

At the cultural village

Traditional way to make cookies

Cultural village

Palm Beach Resort, Labuan

More news to come!

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