Reminiscing Kinabatangan

Exactly 6 months since our last proper nature outing, and the beginning of COVID19 lockdown of Malaysia.. Missing the company, forest, river, wildlife, and good people at Batu Puteh, Kinabatangan.

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Wildlife safari and forest restoration for wildlife in Kinabatangan, with the community-owned tourism cooperative of Batu Puteh

Nature Precious from the Paradise of Waterfalls

Had a good week of photoshoot with Joseph, to highlight the beauty of Penawan Waterfalls Eco Park and our conservation initiative in this beautiful community nature reserve in Lower Lawas.

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Can’t help but smile when one is surrounded by such natural beauty..
Local organic produce at the first & largest of waterfalls in Penawan
Local organic produce in a rattan basket made by indigenous Lun Bawang people
Rattan baskets made by indigenous Lun Bawang people
Native stingless bee honey with one of its source plants, Dillenia sp.
Durian, the king of fruits, grown naturally in the pollution-free environment around Penawan, feeding not only human but also abundant of wildlife (the nearby Sabatang Farm is also famous for Durian Dalit)
Sarawak pineapple & Bakelalan salt, perfect match in the Paradise of Waterfalls
Wonderful winter melon grown naturally next to the forest
Go banana with local fruits grown naturally next to the forest
Start & end the day with a nice cuppa by the waterfalls.. no local coffee yet, but a potential with suitable partnership

(All text and photos by M.S. Khoo, unless otherwise stated)

Dols to Maranggoi Pinolobu

We had the privilege to accompany our patron Mr. & Mrs. Dols to visit and experience the richness of Kampung Pinolobu! Being one of the firsts to support our initiative in community conservation, they finally got to check out our conservation effort of Maranggoi River Reserve, under the united community initiative of Koperasi Pinolobu.

Special thanks to Risin, Jalni, and friends for staying true with our cause, and for making this trip a fun and fulfilling one!

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Dinner of naturally-grown local produce at the new Bunti-Bunti campsite by the Maranggoi River: experience local hill rice, jeruk tuhau (pickled ginger), bosou (fermented fish), salted fish with liposu, terap soup, and unlimited serving of fruits-in-season!
Welcomed by Wildlife: befriending the tamed widllife of Maranggoi River and Kampung Pinolobu.
From tree to teeth: savoring the magnificent mangosteen, fresh off the pluck, among many other fruits peaking in July-August.
Sharing is caring: learn about traditional use of local plants with cultural significance.
From garden to ropuhan: cooking with traditional ingredients in a traditional kitchen.
SpecialTea: enjoy a morning cuppa by the Maranggoi River, and end a long day of fruit-sampling with the stomach-soothing guava leaf tea, served with our very own stingless bee (kelulut/tantadan) honey.
Indulgence: breakfast buffet of natural goodness by the Maranggoi River.
Bad-ass Bahar: Experience the production of coconut palm wine, and end the day by enjoying a glass with friends in the river or at a bonfire.
Full moon party by the river: with native nocturnal life of Maranggoi River.
Perfect picnic: complete the trip with a spread of local delights by the wonderful Wasai Siriba.

(All photos by M.S. Khoo, unless otherwise stated)