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Wild Borneo! Orangutans swing through the trees at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Not only is Borneo one of the few places in the world to see orangutans in the wild, it’s also fantastic for seeing endangered Sun Bears, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, and...

This alpha male proboscis monkey reminded me of my late Uncle Bee, with his big nose and pot belly

“Take you to see proboscis monkey?” suggested the taxi drivers lined up at the entrance to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Frankly, I had no idea what they were talking about....

Most believe the Sun Bears are named for the golden crest on their chest, which resembles a rising sun. They also have an uncommonly long, thin tongue, which is used to probe logs and scoop up insects as it curls back up.

At high noon, I stood on the viewing platform at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center in Sabah, Borneo. In the intense humidity, rivers of sweat streamed down my face and...

Wild Borneo! Orangutans swing through the trees at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

“Say hello to the orange ones,” my friend said when he dropped me at the airport. He was referring to orangutans, known for their distinctive orange color and endangered status. For...

A corner pagoda at Thean Hou Temple with terracotta ridge beasts perched on the roof beams

I first met David Hogan, Jr., the publisher of the award winning Malaysia Asia Travel Blog, during a visit to Malaysia’s Penang Island. On that occasion, he took me to one...

Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Mosque, which stands on the spot where the city was founded, is one of the top tourist attractions of Kuala Lumpur and the focal point for the River of Life Project

Kuala Lumpur, capital of the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, has always been a “pass-through” destination for me. Either I never made it out of the airport during long layovers, or...