2014 Borneo Adventure

Borneo 2014

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this is the promo powerpoint for the Borneo Trip 2014. This will occur in the september holidays of 2014

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2. Stop over in Kuala Lumpur for one night , go up the Petronas towers. 3. Fly from Kl to Borneo Sandakan. Check in to the Sepilok Jungle resort for one night. 4. Transfer to Sandakan River cruise 3 day, 2 Night package. The safari includes overnight accommodation at the comfortable and hospitable Kinabatangan Nature Lodge, evening meal, breakfast and transport from / to Sandakan airport or a hotel in Sandakan 5. Go on a 3D2N Kinabatangan River and Wildlife safari trip and get a glimpse of the stunning, and often unique, wildlife and rainforests of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. The Kinabatangan River is the longest river in Sabah emerging high in the Crocker Range and travelling 560km down to its mangrove swamp estuary The Kinabatangan River provides a unique and rich ecosystem and the concentration of wildlife in the lower reaches of the Kinabatangan River is remarkable and is acknowledged by experts to be the most varied and easily accessible wildlife in all of Southeast Asia. The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) states that the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia is one of only two known places on Earth where 10 primate species can be found. This includes the Bornean Orang Utan, the Proboscis Monkey, Macaques, Maroon Langur and Bornean Gibbon, most of which are endemic to Borneo. You can also expect to see Crocodiles, Hawks, Eagles, Hornbills, Kingfishers and much more. if you are very lucky you may catch a glimpse of the newly discovered Bornean 'Pygmy' Elephant feeding on the edge of the Kinabatangan River. As well as the animals and bird life you can also spot many insects, reptiles and amphibians including snakes, frogs and stick insects. 6. Part of the river cruise program is a visit to the Sepilok Orang-utan sanctuary 7. Transfer to the Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Center for the one day program. The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneos rainforests. Situated 23 kilometres from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDCs main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kapili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides. 8. Trasfer to Tawau and fly to Kuching to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Center 9. Established in 1975 to care for wild animals which have either been found injured in the forest, orphaned, or were previously kept as illegal pets. The centre is situated within the boundaries of the Semenggoh Nature Reserve, approximately 24 km from Kuching. When established, the three main aims of the Centre were: To rehabilitate wild animals who have been injured, orphaned in the wild or handicapped by prolonged captivity, with the objective of subsequently releasing them back to the wild. To conduct research on wildlife and captive breeding programmes for endangered species. To educate visitors and the general public about the importance of conservation. 10. The nights accommodation will be at Beds Guesthouse Hostel 11. Annah Rais Longhouse Annah Rais long house is well known for its beautiful natural surroundings and the uniqueness of the life style of its villagers, the Bidayuh, one of the many ethnic groups found in Sarawak. For the travellers, there are a lot of things that you can learn and do while visiting. The very interesting thing that you all can do is visit all around the village and learn about the locals lifestyle. 12. Fly from Kuching to Kuala lumpur for Stop over The cultural hub of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is visually defined by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which are the tallest twin buildings in the world and a vision of modern architecture. On the flip side, the Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia, its faade a colorful totem pole of iconography. Shopping at the Central Market is a joyful experience that involves haggling, handicrafts, and happiness. 13. Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland on Malaysian Airlines. 14. Inclusive of Flights, accommodation, transfers, dinners, entry to attractions/activities. Students will need to organise travel insurance, Medical needs (inoculations as needed see next slide) Costs are around $4000 Will be confirmed in term 3 Pack light one pack would be best 15. Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel Diphtheria Vaccination recommended 3 months before travel Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel