If you want to see Proboscis monkey, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in Sandakan will always be the first choice as it is 400 acres of privately-owned land which has been set aside as a refuge for endangered proboscis monkeys.Do you know that you can have another experience of seeing these long-nosed monkeys in Garama River, Beaufort, located...more
Beaufort has a very impressive looking mosque that seemed very new to me.It´s build in a typical south east asian way and i had a little walk around it to have a look.I did not enter it though.Not that i was not allowed so, actually you are generally quite welcome as a foreign visitor there, but i generally prefer to leave places of worship to the...more
The kangaroo cafe has a sign that might make it look like it´s run by a foreigner or run for foreign tourists but i never saw anyone but locals there and they were many as the place is very popular.I can well understand that as the food was very good and on top of that they have free wifi, which many locals were using too. I had a thai style nasi...more
Some of these coffee shops still have wooden planks as floors and do creak!! There are quite old and can seem rather dirty at times, but I've often found that the food at such spots tastes just that little bit better!!Some coffee shops have their specialities, but all will sell the usual Chinese food like noodles and rice. The one I went to made...more
There are different kind of kuih-muih in sabah compare with in peninsular malaysia. There is a fried fruit, the fruit called buah talam which I never eat in the peninsular malaysia.Itried the food in a coffee house in Beaufort while waiting for the train to Rayoh to come. The boss is a shy and friendly guy who tried to answer most of our question...more
Beaufort is well connected with bus to the neighbouring towns as it is located on the highway between Brunei and Kota Kinabalu.There is a small bus station there but you are actually better off just going out to the bus stop at the highway and wait till a bus comes by and then flag it down as the long distance busses often don´t stop at the little...more
To go to the starting point for white water rafting, we need to board the train in Beaufort. The train is a super old train in sabah, with no airconditioned and only a thin cushioned seat. The train departs at 10am but it depends on the driver's mood.. we wait for 15 minutes more for the train to moved. Prepare for a hot and stuffy journey. =)For...more
One thing i noted that is found quite odd, but also quite funny was how that most restaurants would not serve pork meat, but were happy to serve alcohol.
At first i took it for grantes that the no pork thing meant that it was a muslim restaurant and that they would not serve alcohol, but i came across two "no pork" places that were local drinking holes at night, so i guess that not eating pork is more important to the people here than not drinking and i think that is just fine :O).
You're probably on your way white-water rafting so you should be wearing slippers or sandals-your shoes will get wet in the river.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilet paper or tissues at least is always necessary in Sabah, and Beaufort will be no exception. Also, for those not used to world class Malaysian mosquitoes, insect repellant. Some also bring sunblock, as the rafting trip can be done under the bright hot sunshine.
Photo Equipment: I wouldn't bring a video camera as you'll leave all equipment in store when you go rafting-a good digital camera with video function should suffice. The rafting people sell you good photos of you in a raft as well. If you're staying on in Beaufort, then by all emans bring the video camera.