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Taman Negara ...on the three hour trip to the Taman Negara National Park. I sit in a long boat, listening to the chatter of our group rising and falling around me. The river is dappled khaki and green, lying between its banks like a rumpled sleeve torn off an army camouflage jacket. Clumps of reeds and grass cling to the water's edge and behind them the jungle crouches, brooding and implacable. Here and there, creepers, with obscenely vivid orange flowers, twist their death grip around tree trunks and vines loop from branch to branch, their leaves falling like curtains to the ground. Shifting light and shadow turn the foliage into bizarre silhouettes-elephant heads, their trunks raised against the sky, a pterodactyl-type reptilian creature, survivor of the Jurassic age, craning its neck in flight-and the sideways profile of a man's face, gaunt and hollow eyed. I stare at it as we sweep past and straighten up in my seat with a queer little shock. The skinny old man at the dock-that's who it looks like. Was he real or did I imagine him?.....read more about Taman Negara
SABAH is Malaysia's premier nature adventure destination situated in the northern tip of Borneo Island, the third largest island in the world. Sabah is popular for its wildlife conservation attractions, rain forest, surrounding nature and islands, beach resorts, tropical white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and its warm and friendly people. If you are thinking of visiting Borneo, these places of interest and activities will whet your appetite!...read more »
Sandakan is situated on the East Coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. On its West is the interior mountain range and on the East is the Sulu Sea. Sandakan is definitely a dream location for travelers interested in wildlife and nature. Our Sandakan Wildlife Expedition brings you closer to three of the worlds most exciting conservation programmes: Turtle Conservation on the Turtle Island Parks, Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center in Sepilok and the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition, this expedition takes you to Gomantong Caves where the largest collection of edible birds' nest is found.... .read more »
Manado - North Sulawesi, Indonesia:
Two Fish Divers - dive the amazing walls of Manado and Bunaken
Safari Tours & Travel - Discount Hotel & Scuba Diving Package Reservations for Manado and other North & Central Sulawesi destinations.
Living Colours Dive Resort - On the tropical island of Bunaken only forty five minutes by boat from Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.Menyawakan Island - Kura Kura Resort - Indonesia:
Menyawakan is one of the 27 “paradise islands” in the protected Karimunjawa Marine Park archipelago. This resort island was selected in 1999 to be the local host and dive advisor for the National Geographic TV documentary, “Marine Parks of Indonesia,” an expedition led by Francis Lee of Singapore. It is located in the Java Sea, which is filled with reefs and marine life that offers every diver a new and exhilarating experience. Snorkelers and divers come from all over Indonesia to study the marine life surrounding this enchanted island. The resort on the island is called Kura Kura Resort....read more »
Wilderness Lodge Solomon Islands - Activities from underwater volcano diving to bush walking and sports fishing.
The Pacific Casino Hotel in the Solomon Islands.
Siladen Resort and Spa Bunaken, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Info in Italian and English
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