Most Inspirational Moment
The amount of wildlife viewed , seeing flying squirrels, the Sepilok Orang Utans sanctuary, crocodile in river .
Wandering around Mellacca and Penang old towns.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Borneo - Edwin, very personable and happy to share information regarding local customs . Clear explanations and good sense of humour.
Within Borneo we were staying at wilderness lodges so there were not the same number of tourist sites etc as are available on Peninsula in second half of trip.
Malaysian Peninsula - Wye , also very personable and super helpful . Ensured everyone in group looked after , always happy to provide advice regarding eateries, tourist sites, travel , costs of attractions, translating in food courts .
Not sure Wye ever ate a hot meal with us as she would be busy assisting her guests with translating/recommending food ordering and following up what was delivered matched the order.
Advice for Potential Travellers
Not much cash needed for Borneo ( as staying in wilderness lodges and not many opportunities to spend. Bar bills and possibly extra food/snacks / ice creams/ drinks) .
Internal flights the group total luggage allowance is 15KG x number in group . Try to keep luggage weight to 15KG but dont stress if you go over by a small amount as it might be "lost" within group overall total .
Take own torches for walking on paths in Borneo and also paved streets on Peninsula towns/cities.
ATMs plentiful at KL airport to withdraw cash on first entry to Malaysia , however different banks ( Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank) have different daily limit on withdrawal amount. Always answer "No" to conversion ( otherwise local bank sets conversion rate instead of using Inter Bank Rate ) .
Crammed in lots and saw a huge amount . Trip Notes mostly accurate ( apart from referring to Kota Kinabalu which is not visited or located anywhere near where this trip goes. Obviously copy paste form another trip ) . Mostly 2 nights at each location with some free time, can spend as much or as little with group .