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Jan 8, 2017 - Kuching - shopping

Found Mr DIY cheapo shop managed to get 2 packing bags RM8.60 £1.56 Webbing (boys) belt for my camera RM9.90 £1.80 and some plastic bottles to transfer face cream into RM14.90 £2.71 ... barg! Tim found a Sarawak football shirt for RM25 £4.56 Had fried everything on street, spring roll, peas, banana, hot dog sausage etc. All in batter and under a quid for both of us. Did Sarawak museum, pretty good & free entry. Drunk Monkey was dead again and quite dear in there RM24 for 2 x Tiger when happy hour 30 when not £4.38 £5.47 so went up to Gibbon...

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Jan 7, 2017 - Matang Wildlife Centre - Kuching

Used Uber driver (interesting ex-army guy)to get to Matang Wildlife Park 24RM £4.37 20RM £3.62 to get in & Tim paid for the driver too which was 10RM £1.82 OK - don't really like to see the small enclosures they'really in though. Trying to organise photo's in afternoon,Tim doing his blog. U Up Drunk Monkey early Doors, very quiet, miss Adrian as he's on a long-boat tour.

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Jan 6, 2017 - Planning day in Kuching

Spent the morning planning - decided as seen monkeys, caves etc. Will head to Penang. Booked flights for 9th Jan and a 2 star hotel in Georgetown for 3 nights. Posted some stuff back to Sal cost 157 RM! £28.57! Put £10 on Skype to ring Tax Office, took nearly 8 minutes and cost me 15p. I owed £48.60 which paid with our N & P card as can't remember my card expiry date. Drunk Monkey for a couple then Gibbon Rooftop where Sam & Steffan were.

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Jan 5, 2017 - Kuching - Mr Chang & Kazoosan

Up 7.50! 11.5 hours sleep! Saw some proboscis monkeys before got 11 o'clock boat. Waited ages for slow bus back to Kuching Picked up skirts both too long but seem to be the same as my prototype Bali one. Had awful fried fish in SCR Xpress food chain then a couple of beers in Drunk Monkey. Speaking with Mr Chang and his Japanese friend Kazoosan who recommended Fukuoka and Hakata in Japan which we are considering.

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Jan 4, 2017 - Bako National Park again

11 O'clock Number 1 bus 7RM each £1.27 to Bako National Park Terminal 20RM each £3.61 for park entrance, 40RM each £7.21 for boat. Tiger beer is 12 RM £2.19 here! so glad we bought ours for 6.50 even if it is warm! No fridge in our room so packed food & beer up in spare linen & towels. Started Lingtang Trail, got very hot & sweaty, it is so humid. Bed by 8.30pm exhausted!

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Jan 3, 2017 - Kuching & Adrian's Appartment

Tim took me to the Doctors which was recommended in The Lonely Planet. Chan Clinic 98 Main Bazaar. Very chatty, friendly & good. Advised lump is a harmless cyst & suggested Papaya something-or-other might make it less sore... 30 Ringgit £5.44 well spent! A cyst is same as a pimple but on skin not face. Took Black shorts back & exchanged for Sarawak Longhouse T Shirt for Tim £6.51 And 2 pieces of fabric to Asia Fashion House up Jalan Carpenter. Lady could hardly speak English but said she'd me 2 skirts for 80RM £14.44 ... ouch but going...

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Jan 2, 2017 - Fort Margherita - Kuching Steffan from Oxted

Rotten nights sleep due having to swap rooms in the night and lump under my arm (worrying). Caught a river-taxi 1 ringgit each 18p to Fort Margherita 20 ringgit each to get in £3.62. Drunk Monkey in evening, Met Steffan from Oxted who buys & sells shares to pay for his trip and is in the filming industry. Had a good steadying gadget called a Gimbal. The drone he has is called DJI Mavic. . He took us to The Rooftop Gibbon pub and showed us some others en-route. A bit quiet up there but had a good time.

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Jan 1, 2017 - Kuching - New Years Day

Walked up shops opposite the river, Bought 3 pieces of fabric for 50 Ringets £9.04 the lot (really love it!) and some baggy batik trousers 35 Ringets £6 (which Im not sure now ack at the hotel!) Donn't like the sweaty black shorts I got yesterday daren't tell Tim. Tim went over the road to watch Star Wars at Cinema. I took Baggy Trousers back and got 2 more pieces fabric paying just 3 ringgit more so they were £6.50 for 2. Drunk Monkey, met Adrian, Dori & Jerome. Massive Chinese parade went right past where we were sitting. About 12.30pm...

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Dec 31, 2016 - New Years Eve in Kuching

Walked up India Street - love it here Went to Kuching Rugby which seemed to be organised by wealthy ex-pats. Malaysian players, ladies verses youngsters. Had tins of Chinese beer 5% proof and rice wine Drunk Monkey afterwards. Had a great evening with all our new friends. Adrian bought most of the drinks again including 2 Tiger Beer Dispensers.* Saw the new year in running down Jalan Bishopsgate to see fireworks on the river but there weren't any! Had a great laugh though.

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Dec 30, 2016 - Imperial Riverbank Hotel

Yummy brek. Chicken Rendang, fried ladies fingers. Shopping round Kuching , Bought silver earrings 29Bt £5.24 Mag Bong & Dori picked us up, went to a private club meeting up with Adrian, Jerome, Conor (American), Camille (French Canadian(first language French)), Dzue, Dori & Dani(American), Ate yummy Malaysian meal on a round table. Drinks in The Big Bottle where you just help yourself to drinks from the fridges, put them in a bucket and pay at the till. Great good fun time, out until after 12 though!!

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Dec 29, 2016 - Koh Samui - Singapore - Kuching

Excellent Day! Up 4.30am Ute/taxi to Sairee Beach Pier Catamaran to Koh Samui Mini Bus to Airport Airbus A319 to Singapore (Silk Air) Airbus A319 to Kuching (Silk Air) Taxi to Imperial River Bank Hotel 26 Ringets £4.72 Walked to Drunk Monkey, Adrian, Jerome, Dori & gang were there. 25 Ringets for a pint of Guinness £4.54 Had a good time even though very tired Someone we don't know has offered to give us a lift to 'the club' tomorrow (one of Adrian s friends).

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Nov 13, 2016 - Gone Borneo

Have always wanted to title an entry as such. Dear friend Wendy is actually from Sarawak...does it conjure pictures of natives that eat enemies and the like? It wasn't that long ago! But first of all, like much of Malaysia, many or perhaps even most denizens are actually...Chinese! This has messed me up since my first trip to Malaysia....where are all the Malaysians?? Sometimes you have to look for them! We had a tutor's weekend with 3 moms total. The objectives: kayaking the Sarawak River and ...The Wild Men of Borneo!! After much...

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