Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kayakking In Borneo

Sarawak, Borneo is the largest state in Malaysia. I was based in Sarawak for 2 years around 2003 and was blessed with a job that allows me to travel to the remote parts of this enchanting island. I've been to places in Sarawak that not even hard core Sarawakians have been before namely Debak, Pusa, Nanga Bangkit, Nanga Dalai, Nanga Merit and many more. Nanga means tributary. Hence, this part of the world is dear to my heart including Sabah too.
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Before the invention of affordable digital cameras


I recently signed up with Kuching Kayak (www.kuchingkayak.com) to kayak one of the tributaries of the Sarawak river. It's only 45 minutes away from Kuching and it takes at least 3 to 5 hours of kayakking for the whole package.
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Carrying the kayak


I arrived at a village where our journey starts. The moment I paddled out along the river, it was clear that nature was surrounding us. The river was calm and there were no rapids except for one or two but they're Mickey Mouse kind of rapids. The most interesting part of this kayak journey is the magnificent sights of limestone mountains and lush rainforest merging together. This unique combination often juts out by the river and presents herself beautifully. There are mini tributaries along the river and these narrow passages may lead you to a different river ,a waterfall or a cave according to the guide.
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Off we go!!!!

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My guide Max

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Nature both sides

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Calm through the air

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Reading Action Asia magazine

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My favourite spot

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What a view

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Woooooooooooo!!!!!

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After 5 hours of kayakking..phew


This is by far, the most calmest outdoor activity I've ever done. I just sat in the kayak and enjoyed the view, sights and sound.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! I wish I can follow u in all ur personal adventures. I like d fact that u choose uncommon places for ur adventures. I have seen everybody going to d same common places like Chilling & Bukit Tabur.
Anyway, keep up d amazing adventures!
p/s Throw away d red speedos. I'll get a new sexy one for u. LOL!!!!

Jojo said...

hahah yea time to change your speedos. This kayak trip looks gorgeous! Might do it when I get back there.