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3 Easy Malaysian Recipes Learned in Borneo

Easy Malaysian Recipes from Sabah, Borneo To the soundtrack of thunderous monsoon rain, I learned these easy Malaysian recipes at the Mango Garden Restaurant in Borneo. Light, healthy and bursting with the zest lemongrass and coconut, they translate pretty well to kitchens back home in the UK. Here’s what the cooking class was like and […] Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Food, UK, Borneo, South Asia, Sabah Borneo, Mango Garden Restaurant

Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia

How I Ended Up On My First Solo Trip

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from blogger Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie. I met Jackie recently at a Blog conference and she so nicely said to me, “you inspired me to travel solo!” I was so touched as I heard her story of her hearing me speak at the New York Times Travel Show and her first solo trip! I asked her to share that experience on my blog since I think so many women out there can relate to overcoming the fears to travelling solo! I hope you enj...
Tags: Travel, London, NYC, Southeast Asia, New York City, Thailand, Malaysia, Santiago, Chile, Guest Post, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Jackie, Borneo, Samantha Brown

Smallest wild cats in the world

Everybody knows about lions, tigers, and jaguars, but most of the wild felines out there are small cats. They may be little — often smaller than the domestic cat — but what the small wild cats may lack in stature they make up for with daring attitudes and good looks. Like their big cousins, the small cats are threatened with habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans and livestock. But because they don’t have high profiles in the media, the small cats receive less than one percent of th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, China, Animals, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Americas, South Africa, Chile, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Sabah

Borneo Bird Festival 2018 Event Review

This year, the 10th Borneo Bird Festival took place in its inaugural homeground at the Rainforest Discovery Center or RDC in Sepilok, Sandakan. This is also in the east coast part of Sabah Borneo.  Being one of the most influential bird watching events held in Malaysia, this festival sees a beautiful balance among nature, conservation and most importantly education.  Never before has a yearly bird festival take the initiative to promote bird conservation and awareness on such a large sca...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Sabah, Borneo, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Tawau, David Jr, Sabah Borneo, Henry Goh, Sandakan, Sanjit, Borneo Bird Festival, Borneo Bird Club

Tsunami Set Off By Volcanic Eruption Kills 222 In Indonesia

CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — An eruption of one of the world’s most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend. The waves smashed onto beaches at night without warning, ripping houses and hotels from their foundations in seconds and sweeping terrified concertgoers into the sea. More than 800 people were injured and dozens more missing after the tsunami hit around the Sunda Strait at 9:27 p.m. S...
Tags: Facebook, News, Indonesia, Associated Press, Java, Borneo, Jakarta, Indian Ocean, Agency, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Jakarta Indonesia, ALI KOTARUMALOS, Joko Jokowi Widodo, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Palu

Indonesia tsunami: At least 222 dead and 843 injured after Anak Krakatau volcano erupts 

More than 200 people have died and 843 injured after a tsunami of up to ten feet high struck the Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia on Saturday night at the end of a year of multiple and devastating natural disasters.  The tsunami’s waves struck beaches along the Sunda Strait without warning at about 9.30pm local time on Saturday, collapsing homes and hotels, crushing vehicles and ships, toppling electricity poles and sweeping victims out to sea.  Tragically it hit several popular tourist desti...
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, Oxfam, Red Cross, Norway, Java, Borneo, Jakarta, Indian Ocean, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Strait, Lombok, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Pacific Basin

Despite Risks From Poachers, a Rare Albino Orangutan Is Released Back Into the Wild

A rare and particularly striking albino orangutan who was rescued from villagers in Borneo last year has been released back into the wild following successful rehabilitation. The 5-year-old female seems fit and ready to tackle the demands of forest life, but poaching remains a primary concern.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Borneo, Orangutans, Alba, Albinism, Albino Orangutans

Rare albino orangutan released back into the wild

The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released back into the jungle more than a year after she was found emaciated and bloody in a remote corner of Borneo, an Indonesian NGO said Friday. Environmentalists rescued "Alba" from a cage where she was being kept as a pet by villagers in Central Kalimantan in April last year. "So far she's showing good signs of adapting," Nico Hermanu, a BOSF spokesman, told AFP.
Tags: Science, Borneo, NGO, Alba, Central Kalimantan, Nico Hermanu, BOSF

Fears over poaching threat as rare albino orangutan released into Borneo forest

Experts concerned for safety of Alba, world’s only known albino orangutan, in country where poverty drives illegal huntingFears have arisen for the world’s only known albino orangutan, Alba, who has been released into a protected forest more than a year after being discovered bloodied and emaciated in a remote Indonesian village.The blue-eyed, white-haired great ape is “very strong” after undergoing intensive rehabilitation with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), which nursed the p...
Tags: Indonesia, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Global development, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability, Borneo, Alba, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

Borneo's Albino orangutan released back into the wild

Alba returns to the Borneo jungle nearly two years after being rescued and having been nursed back to health.
Tags: News, Borneo, Alba

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

BUKIT BAKA BUKIT RAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Borneo, Alba, BUKIT BAKA BUKIT RAYA Indonesia

2018: My Year in Review

Several weeks ago, I began planning what I wanted to include in my round-up of the past year. As I composed the opening line in my head: “There’s no doubt about it: 2018 was one of my quietest years of travel,” I paused. How many countries had I actually visited this year? Well, there was Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, Wales, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Italy, and San Marino. Um.  Only I could describe visiting 14 countries as a slow year o...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Greece, Wales, Bali, Indonesia, France, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Spain, Barcelona, Dave, Thailand, Malaysia

Research papers reveal an exemplar of male parental care in the animal kingdom

Stay-at-home dads might find their spirit animal in the smooth guardian frog of Borneo. A new pair of research papers authored by an investigator at the University of Kansas shows the male of the smooth guardian frog species (Limnonectes palavanensis) is a kind of amphibian "Mr. Mom" -- an exemplar of male parental care in the animal kingdom.
Tags: Health, Borneo, University of Kansas

Extraordinary 'faithful father' revealed by study of smooth guardian frog of Borneo

New research by an investigator at the University of Kansas shows the male smooth guardian frog is a kind of amphibian 'Mr. Mom.'
Tags: Borneo, University of Kansas

One Bus, Six Hours, and Eight New Passport Stamps

Overland border crossings suck. They’re one of my least favourite parts of travel. Not only do they usually mean dealing with hours of queueing beneath a scorching hot sun, but scams are rife, directions are non-existent, and nobody ever really seems to know what’s happening. And yes, I’m mostly referring to Southeast Asia as I write this. In the early days of my travels, I used to do everything I could to avoid overland border crossings. I flew from Budapest to Kiev to avoid crossing the border...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Dave, Thailand, Budapest, Malaysia, Moscow, Brunei, Cambodia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Sabah, Maldives, Borneo, Kiev, Kota Kinabalu

Rainforest World Music Festival Wins Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards

With a 21 year history for a music festival held in Sarawak Borneo, the Rainforest World Music Festival wins the prestigious Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2018 for the film and video category in Dublin, Ireland.  Helmed by the Sarawak Tourism Board, the unique music festival held in a rainforest was shortlisted as a finalist under the tourism and travel category for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards. The Rainforest World Music Festival or RWMF as it is commonly called, is also a...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Music Festivals, Dublin, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, David Jr, DUBLIN Ireland, Sarawak Borneo, Sarawak Tourism Board, STB, Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village, RWMF

Trilobites: Devoted Dads of the Amphibian World

The males of an obscure frog species in Borneo faithfully tend their eggs, undistracted by new mates.
Tags: News, Frogs, Animal Behavior, Amphibians, Borneo, Reproduction (Biological

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Brunei?

Brunei has a reputation for being expensive for travellers. In some respects it is. When you compare the cost of travel in Brunei to somewhere like Vietnam, it is a little pricer. You’ll pay more for accommodation in Brunei, and won’t be cruising by on just $15 a day. In spite of that, I was surprised by how affordable Brunei was. Just like in Vietnam, you can grab a meal for as little as $1, and a bus ride in Bandar Seri Begawan is 80 cents per journey. There are plenty of free activities and a...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Spain, Dave, United States, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Vietnam, Borneo, Maya, Coffee Bean, Air Asia, BND, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kampong

Is Brunei Worth Visiting? My Experience in the Sultanate

I went to Brunei because everybody said it was boring. I’m aware that’s a weird reason to go somewhere, but I’m all about being different. If somebody insists a place isn’t worth visiting, I immediately add it to the top of my list and set off in search of its redeeming features. When I first considered checking out Brunei, I struggled to find many positive write-ups about the sultanate. Everyone declared the country dull. Articles explained it was only worth visiting for a day and that you shou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Saudi Arabia, China, Dave, Philippines, Italy, Brunei, Abu Dhabi, Sabah, Borneo, Maya, Sunday School, BND, Bandar Seri Begawan

Scientists Just Rescued One of the Last Sumatran Rhinos to Save the Entire Species

Capturing a rhino is no easy task. In fact, capturing one female Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian section of the island of Borneo took seven months.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Borneo, Rhinos, Sumatran Rhino, Two Horned Goddess

Motorbike routes in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has some of the world’s most stunning scenery — massive mountain ranges, dense cloud forests, tea plantations, and tiered rice terraces — and the best way to explore it is to rent a motorbike and hit the road. But before you hop on a bike in an area of the world where the roads are busted, the traffic out of control, and the driving rules hardly respected, take a motorbike driving lesson, get an international driving permit, and a health insurance plan that will protect you in...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Bali, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Long Beach, Vietnam, Google Maps, Laos, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Pai, Chiang Mai, Sapa, Wind Cave

Biofuels mandate: a renewable road to ruin

“A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.” A New York Times/ProPublica investigation by Abrahm Lustgarten. Excerpt: In the mid-2000s, Western nations, led by the United States, began drafting environmental laws that encouraged the use of vegetable oil in fuels — an ambitious move to reduce carbon dioxide and curb global warming. But these laws were drawn up based on an incomplete accoun...
Tags: Law, Climate Change, Indonesia, Uncategorized, United States, New York Times, Borneo, Oil Industry, Abrahm Lustgarten

Why Ari is My Favourite Bangkok Neighbourhood

Most visitors to Bangkok choose to stay in one of three neighbourhoods. There’s the area Banglamphu around Khao San Road for the backpackers, Sukhumvit for the upmarket clubs and bars, and Silom for the business travellers. One place that’s not found on the typical traveller’s itinerary is the neighbourhood of Ari. Located in north-central Bangkok, it’s away from the major tourist attractions and therefore the tourists. It’s a neighbourhood that’s popular with middle-class Thais and expats, and ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Dave, Thailand, Airbnb, Taipei, Bangkok, Borneo, Valentine, Chiang Mai, Saigon, Siam, Khao San Road, Jodi, Lauren, Ari

Malaysia Borneo...und die Natur saugt Dich auf

Eigentlich wollte ich ja nur nach Borneo kommen um mir die OrangUtans anzuschauen. Dass dann fast 4 Wochen draus wurden htte ich auch nicht gedachtGestartet bin ich schlielich in Sandakan so ziemlich im Osten Borneos wo sich die bekannteste
Tags: Travel, Borneo, Sandakan, Malaysia Borneo, Osten Borneos

The Last Lun Bawang Longhouse In Bakelalan

For some reason, I had to write this article about the last standing Lun Bawang longhouse here in Bakelalan, which was inspired on my last visit here in October 2018.Though these people are a minority in the many ethnic tribes of Sarawak, the Lun Bawang people are also one of the smallest of the Orang Ulu group here.They can be found in the Lawas district of Northern Sarawak which borders Brunei and Sabah, where Bakelalan is one of the original and traditional place to see them.  After visit...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, David Jr, Julia, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Bario, Bawang, Bakelalan, Lawas, Bario Highlands

40,000-Year-Old Painting Of Animal, World’s Oldest, Found In Borneo

“Faded and fractured, the reddish-orange image depicts a plump but slender-legged animal, probably a species of wild cattle that still lives on the island, or simply dinner in the eyes of the artist, if one streak of ochre that resembles a spear protruding from its flank is any guide. The animal is one of a trio of large creatures that adorn a wall in the Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesian Borneo.”
Tags: Art, Borneo, Visual, East Kalimantan, 11.07.18, Lubang Jeriji Saléh

Earliest cave paintings of animal discovered in Indonesia

The world’s earliest-known cave painting of an animal, discovered on Borneo in Indonesia, dates back to at least 40,000 years ago, a new study says.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Indonesia, Usa Today, Borneo

Earliest cave paintings of animal discovered in Indonesia, dating back 40,000 years

The world’s earliest-known cave painting of an animal, discovered on Borneo in Indonesia, dates back to at least 40,000 years ago, a new study says.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Indonesia, Usa Today, Borneo

Morning mail: midterm clashes, Pacific soft power, thoroughly modern chess champ

Thursday: Trump lashes out at reporters as Democrats take control of the House. Plus: world’s ‘oldest figurative painting’ found in Borneo caveGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 8 November. Continue reading...
Tags: House, Pacific, Borneo, Trump, Eleanor Ainge Roy