This is the kitchen and dining room overlooking the Kinabatangan River for guests at the Sukau River Homestay in Subah, Malaysia, where I spent the last three nights boating and hiking in search of wildlife in the Borneo jungle. Homestay owner/operator and family matriarch Marie Amit is feeding the chickens and ducks. I'm still looking for orangutans, though. Rainy weather -- it's the rainy season -- probably kept them in their nests, I'm told. But plenty of monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, bugs and birds about. And it's OK about the orangutans. I've got plenty of time.
A pig-tailed macaque, I believe, munching on some jungle fruit .
David Hunter Bishop is a retired journalist from Hawaii who quickly tired of retirement life and hit the road as a solo traveler in August 2016. Since then he's traveled through 16 countries on four continents and is currently enjoying life in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For more about David's journey, see published interviews with Nomadic Matt and Expat Focus, and in A Confluence of Adventure Writers, with Sarawak (Kuching, Malaysia) Tribune writer James Ritchie.
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