Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ross Garden group Australia

The group with Basri our guide in Sandakan (far left) , Libby (centre) and me (most right)

I have just completed another special interest group that goes around Sabah for 12 days with 18 person.
Mt. Kinabalu from air over to Sandakan with my new D300 Nikon ISO 400 , 70-300mm VR

Kinabalu Park, Mesilau, Poring Hot Springs, Sandakan Sepilok, Sukau, Keningau, Tenom and of course Kota Kinabalu city. The group mostly comes from Australia and a few from UK.
I would say my trip with this group this time are very lucky. At Poring Hot Springs we saw 3 flowering Rafflesia Keithii at same spot,
Rafflesia Keithii at Poring Hot Springs

at Sukau we saw a group of Wild Borneo Elephants

and an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Tony and Libby at Kipandi Butterfly Park n Orchid Garden Tambunan

and at Tambunan we met the man behind The Beautiful Tenom Agriculture Park-Mr. Anthony Lamb.

We had a wonderful time and infact we saw most of what we have expected to see in Beautiful Sabah.


Rajah Pitcher Plant

Extra Large Crocodile at Kinabatangan River

We also visited some of Sabah unique weekly market (Tamu) , which shows the real charater and colours of the people of Sabah.
Tamu Market Ranau

Tour Leader Ms. Libby Cameron had been taking yearly groups to Sabah 4 times in a row now and next one will be on march 09.
I thank you Exotic Borneo Holidays Sdn. Bhd. KK ground handler in Sabah for giving me a chance to lead this group throughout Sabah. Also thanking the crew Wendy (Organizer), Martin (Horticulturalist) , Jeffrey (Coach driver), Basri (Sandakan Wildlife guide) & Bonnie (Assistant guide KK)
Martin - Exotic Borneo Director cum Horticulalist, briefing the group on Sabah Agriculture on our trip to Tenom Agriculture Park.

Also a big thank you for Ms. Libby T/L (Australia) for leading and managing the group professionaly and with lots of Fun.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Dear John! This is Camilla Asker, trying to reach you, after all these years (2004)! I might come to Sabah this summer and would live to meet you and your family again! IF you have time: pls contact me: or

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