Borneo – Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary (Malaysia)

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After our visit this morning to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre we went to the Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary.


The Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary

The Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary is a station where you can observe the nasal monkeys found exclusively on Borneo. The site is surrounded by green palm plantations.

The Silver Leaf Monkeys

When we got there at noon, there were hardly any other people, which of course was great. We first played with the little “Silver Leaf Monkeys” (german: “Silver Hood Langur”) that run around the grounds. The special thing is that the monkeys were not shy at all. There were many little baby monkeys and even the monkey mothers seemed happy to give their little ones to us for a short time. The little curious monkey babies loved to climb up to everything that gets in their way. A highlight at the end was a rhinoceros (“Hornbill”), which made itself comfortable right in front of us on the railing.

Feeding the Proboscis Monkeys

But then came the actual stars of the facility: at different times feeding singeritis of the Proboscis Monkeys takes place and at this time some 30 to 40 nasal monkeys emerge from the jungle and come up to a few meters to the visitor platform. It’s great to see the animals in interaction. But you have to be careful not to get too close to the animals or to let them get to themselves, because they can sometimes become very aggressive. After the food was empty, it didn’t take long for the nasal monkeys to go back to the jungle… with partly impressive jumps over several meters from tree to tree.

Our video of the nose monkeys

Here is a little film in which you can also hear the funny sounds that the nose monkeys constantly make of themselves:

YouTube video

The Rainforest Discovery Center

In total we certainly spent two hours in the Sanctuary and we really liked it. Afterwards, our tour went even further to the Rainforest Discovery Center at sunset. We walked here 17 meters above the earth through the rainforest and let nature and the many sounds affect us. And here again we have seen an orangutan.

Starbucks Global Icon Mug of Borneo

We are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series

Borneo (Sabah) has his own mug with the motif of an Orangutan 🙂

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Sabah’s Starbucks Island Cup

All travelogues from South-East Asia (2013)

In this holiday through South East Asia we travelled through 5 different countries. Starting with our flight to Hong Kong (China), then on to Bangkok (Thailand), to the million metropolis Singapore, then into the jungle to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat to Siem Riep (Cambodia), on to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and finally to the island of Borneo (Malaysia). An unbelievably fascinating journey with an incredible number of impressions and experiences.

Reiseberichte Südostasien China: Hong Kong - Explore tourist attractions & things to do
China: Hong Kong - Peak Tram & the viewpoint from Victoria Peak
China: Hong Kong - Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery & the Big Buddha
Thailand: Elephant Camp – Bathing with elephants in the Khwae Noi River
Thailand: Kanchanaburi – The Tiger Temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua
Thailand: Bangkok – The Royal Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Temples & Ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Elephants at the Royal Elephant Kraal Village
Singapore: Chinatown, S.E.A. Aquarium & Sentosa Island
Singapore: A day trip to Singapore Zoo
Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Resort & the Infinity Pool
Cambodia: Siem Reap – Hotel, Old Market & the Butterfly Farm
Cambodia: Siem Reap – The temples of Angkor Wat
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Batu Caves & the Aquaria KLCC
Malaysia: Borneo – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Malaysia: Borneo – Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary
Malaysia: Borneo – Gomantong Caves & Jungle Elephants
Malaysia: Borneo – Diving at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Malaysia: Borneo – The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort