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Monday, 18 February 2013

Brunei Darussalam - Kampong Ayer & Proboscis Monkey River Hunt

Brunei Darussalam - The famous Kampong Ayer also known as "The Venice of the East" is the world's largest water village made entirely out of stilt houses and wooden walkways. It is built on the Brunei river and consists of a cluster of 42 villages. The water village has their own schools, mosques, homes and also a hospital. It is a proudly preserved heritage area of Brunei and many tourists can visit the area using a boat.

After a tour of Kampong Ayer, we decided to go on a river hunt for Brunei's famous Probiscus Monkeys distinguished by their long noses who are under risk of extinction. The monkeys can only be found on the island of Borneo. We spotted a few of them using a pair of binoculars. They were extremely afraid of people and loud noises and we were lucky to have a private boat all to ourselves. We spent a few hours searching along the river and deep into the mangrove swamps to hunt for them. Other tourists boats did not manage to see any monkeys as they were too noisy! The boatman also taught us how to drive the boat so he can take a rest while we had fun along the river!!! We gave him a big tip of course for such excellent service!

♥ Lora Christelle Lim 




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