Friday, August 13, 2010

Borneo Semporna Proboscis Centre (Semporna Trip 2010 - Part III)

Located 20km from Semporna, is our next location. Borneo Semporna Proboscis Centre where our transportation provided by BGB Country Tours (kounsikou kio!). My previous post (click HERE if you missed it!) talk about where me and others were on duty at Kadaiku Booth during Regatta Lepa 2010 Festival.

BSPC (Borneo Semporna Proboscis Centre) is newly added tourist attraction here in Semporna. was being launched the day before this Regatta Festival by Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran at the centre which are located at the water village and this was the first River Cruise in Semporna.

Personally this is my first time experiencing the river cruising and watch the Bayau and birds. So my expectations is very HIGH. hmmm...

"On arrival, a walk along a 150- meter wooden bridge will lead to the centre where visitors can watch and feed the long tailed macaques with guavas and bread at 4pm." We arrived there around 2pm and its quite hot but didnt see any monkeys.. ;(

The Sambulayang. A proud flag of Bajau peoples here in Semporna. On top of it written the BSPC name.

This is the 150 metres long boardwalk.

"Come as a stranger... leave as a friend..." nice!

The Borneo Semporna Proboscis River Cruise will bring tourists along the Sungai Buaya in Kampung Tonggulangan, about 20km from here, to watch the unique proboscis monkey, a species endemic to Sabah.

Joining with us is the Sabah Tourism Board Chairman, Dato Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin. He's also very excited to witness any Bayau here...

Mangroves everywhere...

We are cruising at the Sungai Buaya and there is no Buaya (crocodile) it was just the name... perhaps all the crocs already gone long time ago. ha ha..

Eagle's nest

Both side of this mangroves is prohibited area since it was reserved forest.

Wonder nature of Sungai Buaya

Its a bird! Its a plane... No! Its an eagle..!!

The BSPC visitor centre (this time we still didn't found any monkey)

After awhile i felt loss-hope because didn't see any monkey... Tengku said maybe because this aren't the good time.. The monkey wouldn't go out on sunny (hot) day.. so i just enjoy the nature-lah...

so here's the snaps2 enjoy it!!

After the river cruise, we going back to the visitor centre and having some tea break and after that go back go Semporna Town.

The Macaque monkey

The thinker: "I'm thinking.... I'm thinking...."

Quite enjoy eventhough didn't see any bayau where i really want to see it lively... huhuhu... besides that i really enjoy the nature and services by the BSPC management staff...!

Here info about them:

BGB Country Tours & Travel
(Wholly Owned By Tamasda Continental Corporation Sdn Bhd)
Ground & First Floor, Lot No. 29, Karamunsing Godown, Jalan Karamunsing , 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel: +6088 270976 (Reservation & Office)
+6088 270975

Next post we are going to Mabul Island...!!! Diving....snorkeling...sunsets....island tours... and many more!!!


AngeL BeaR said...

nice photos.....never been to semporna before *shame shame* and heard lots of negative stuff about being in semporna..but your pics shows other wise...will definitely wanted to visit this place sometimes! =)

C. M. Ansibin said...

Hi Angel, thanks for the comment... that was my 1st time also... in conjunction with Regatta Lepa.. actually Semporna town just a gateway to the several world top dives site.. so besides that beautiful island, and the festival... there is not much to do... so yeah DIVING is a MUST when u are in Semporna...

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