Artists from Around the World Sketch my Photo of a Traditional Penang Shophouse in Malaysia

Chinese Shophouse Row in George Town Penang Malaysia

Here’s something new and fun and (for me) very exciting. A few days ago I received an email from Leslie Parsons (@montrealsketcher), an artist from Montreal. “I have a strange request for you,” he said. “A popular urban sketcher from Malaysia found an image on Pinterest that he wanted all the other urban sketchers (everywhere, … Read more

PHOTO: The “Floating” Kota Kinabalu City Mosque in Sabah, Malaysia

Mirror image of the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque was the highlight of my half-day tour of Kota Kinabalu (KK), capital of the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo. The mirror image of the mosque reflected in its surrounding lagoon has earned it the nickname “floating mosque.” Knowing my tour would include a stop at an important … Read more

PHOTO: Solo Orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Surveys His Domain

Solo orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on Borneo

It had been a day of firsts for me at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. I’d attended two live feedings in the jungle, where dozens of macaque monkeys and at least six orangutans had emerged from the jungle canopy to avail themselves of the fresh fruit. But the best experience of all occurred after the final … Read more

VIDEO: Wild Borneo

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 monitor lizards, among other wild species. I saw them all and more in the Malaysian State of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, and … Read more

PHOTO: Leaves of the Borneo Giant Upright Elephant Ear

Leaves of the Borneo Giant Upright Elephant Ears plant

The island of Borneo, located just south of the tip of mainland Malaysia, is a natural wonderland. Most visitors come to dive or see the island’s unique wildlife, but the flora has a lot to offer too. During my stay at Sepiilok Nature Resort in the Malaysian State of Sabah, I spent one afternoon exploring … Read more