Welcome to Malaysia, and Sandakan, the city of jungle wildlife
No matter where you go, whenever you come to an automobile roundabout, there is some type of animal statue in the middle.
Well, we did!
Our first stop of the day:  a Buddhist temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Look at this incredible shot!
Sandakan from Above
This is a genuine buddhist symbol.  The Nazis flipped the symbol and turned it on an angle, so the Nazi swastika is unlike this one.

Buddhism originated in the 5th century BCE and spread throughout the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd century BCE (Maurya Empire).  The swastika symbol is alleged to have been stamped on Gautama Buddha's chest by his initiates after his death. It is known as The Heart's Seal.
Known as a "yung drung"[23] in ancient Tibet, it was a graphical representation of eternity.[24]
Ralph at the Temple - Just After Chinese New Year
Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre is located about 25 kilometers west of Sandakan in the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.

The centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready. The sanctuary is located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve which covers an area of 5529 ha, much of which is virgin rainforest. Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve. It has become one of Sabah's top tourist attractions.
Walking Into The Jungle
Jungle Trees - Look How Tall!
It was feeding time, and the orangutans started coming in for food.
Looking Out For Orangutans
It looks like the lady on the left wanted some attention too!
Time to Eat!
Bananas and Sugar Cane Were On The Menu
Everyone Had a Look!
Feeding Times at Sepilok
Want more real estate?  Just build on the water!
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
One thing that we noticed what that trash is simply tossed into the water.
We are guessing that there are no garbage trucks here!  Just toss it in, out the back door.
Let's take a quick peek into the fresh market
Lots to eat (but, you probably wouldn't catch me eating there).
Just Like an Islamic IGA
Stuff Everywhere
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
You don't exactly run around here saying "yummy"
My favorite sushi food, right here!
I think I would give this fish half a chance, if it were sitting on ice.
Day 47 - Sandakan, Borneo (Malaysia)
Mark and Ralph Around The World
Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-02-22 09:17 GMT+00:00
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Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Welcome to Malaysia, and Sandakan, the city of jungle wildlife
Every Roundabout Has Something Special
No matter where you go, whenever you come to an automobile roundabout, there is some type of animal statue in the middle.
Did You Ever Get Driving Directions From a Gator?
Well, we did!
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Our first stop of the day: a Buddhist temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
Sandakan - Buddhist Temple
My Favorite Picture From Today
Look at this incredible shot!
Sandakan from Above
Nazi Symbol? Not So!!!
This is a genuine buddhist symbol. The Nazis flipped the symbol and turned it on an angle, so the Nazi swastika is unlike this one.

Buddhism originated in the 5th century BCE and spread throughout the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd century BCE (Maurya Empire). The swastika symbol is alleged to have been stamped on Gautama Buddha's chest by his initiates after his death. It is known as The Heart's Seal.
Known as a "yung drung"[23] in ancient Tibet, it was a graphical representation of eternity.[24]
Ralph at the Temple - Just After Chinese New Year
All About Orangutans!
Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre is located about 25 kilometers west of Sandakan in the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.

The centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready. The sanctuary is located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve which covers an area of 5529 ha, much of which is virgin rainforest. Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve. It has become one of Sabah's top tourist attractions.
Walking Into The Jungle
Jungle Trees - Look How Tall!
Our First Orangutan Sighting!
It was feeding time, and the orangutans started coming in for food.
Looking Out For Orangutans
Ralph and Anne Get All The Attention
It looks like the lady on the left wanted some attention too!
Time to Eat!
Bananas and Sugar Cane Were On The Menu
Everyone Had a Look!
Feeding Times at Sepilok
A City on Sticks
Want more real estate? Just build on the water!
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Ok, So They Have a Trash Problem
One thing that we noticed what that trash is simply tossed into the water.
No Trash Collection?
We are guessing that there are no garbage trucks here! Just toss it in, out the back door.
Shopping, Anyone?
Let's take a quick peek into the fresh market
The Sandakan Market
Lots to eat (but, you probably wouldn't catch me eating there).
Just Like an Islamic IGA
Stuff Everywhere
Sandakan - Borneo Malaysia
Dried Fish Anyone?
You don't exactly run around here saying "yummy"
Yellowfin Tuna!
My favorite sushi food, right here!
Iced, Maybe?
I think I would give this fish half a chance, if it were sitting on ice.
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