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Strolling Around the Jungle as a Female Solo Traveler: 2 Days 1 Night at Bako National Park

When I first planned out my Borneo trip itinerary, I was a bit conflicted about the places that I wanted to visit. Since Borneo is known as the Emerald of the Equator, I knew that I wanted to focus on enjoying nature on the trip.

When I consulted with Suzie about my trip to Brunei, she recommended Ulu Temburong for the nature part. She even sent me the link of some Korean TV show about traveling to Brunei. According to her, I could follow their itinerary with Ulu Temburong included.

Unfortunately, when I checked the price of the tour package to Temburong, it was freaking expensive! Like, to join a 2D1N tour in Temburong, it costs almost $200 and I simply couldn’t afford it. 🙁

So, as an alternative, I tried to find some nature destinations in Malaysian part of Borneo. I’ve got several options in the firsthand, with Gunung Mulu, Niah Caves and Bako to choose. Long story short, I decided to choose to go to Bako National Park instead.

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Watching Orangutans at Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Hello, everyone!

I’ve been procrastinating to continue my stories during Borneo trip for a lot of reasons. Somehow I’ve got the number of tasks in my job increased, and I think I’ve met my future husband. I know it sounds ridiculous, but seriously though. I think I have.

Okay, let’s move on… Because I really want to finish the series of my Borneo trip as soon as possible, only to realize that I’ve still got so many topics to schedule for the posts.

So, if there’s anything you should consider doing while in Borneo, I think it’s gonna be to see orangutans. According to this article, there are only two places left in the world where orangutans can be found in the wild, and it is only in the northern parts of Sumatra in Indonesia or throughout the island of Borneo.

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Woodpecker Lodge Kuching, Sarawak: Where to Stay Comfortably on Budget in The Cat Town (The Review)

It wasn’t because I’ve claimed myself a cat lady when I decided to stay in Kuching for the longest period compared to the other cities I’ve visited during my Borneo trip.

Well, maybe it’s one of the reasons. However, I already planned to go to stay overnight at Bako National Park on my last day in the city. I didn’t really want to have a tight schedule during my trip this time, so I decided to book the accommodation in Kuching for 4 nights.

At first, I really wanted to have a nice and rather ‘fancy’ accommodations for the whole stay. You know, with elevator and everything. However, when I calculated the whole budget for 4 nights, the ‘fancy’ one would exceed my budget.

My other consideration is that I had to leave my big bag there for one night after I checked out, as I had to go to Bako. Before I made a booking, I dropped an email to some accommodation to confirm whether there’s any additional charge for luggage storage service.

Long story short, I ended up booking a room at Woodpecker Lodge in Kuching.

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