Expert Leader - Manuiel Gidiun
Winner of the Leader of the Year award for Malaysia, Manuiel is a master of guiding trips in Borneo. He was born in Sabah in the small town of Kudat, best known for having pristine beaches and being home to the Rungus people. Make sure to ask him about being raised in a longhouse (a traditional wooden house on stilts) and the cheeky orangutan who would chase the villagers. He started as a licensed tour guide in 2001 and has since built an extraordinary breadth of knowledge, covering everything from culture and history to the environment and wildlife. He’s also a keen birder and takes a special interest in wild orchids and plants used for traditional medicine.
Expert Knowledge in:
- Traditions and culture of Borneo
- Wildlife watching
- Sustainable travel
What You Say:
Manuiel was a great group leader he worked extremely hard to identify and to show us wildlife, insects, birds and plants. He worked very hard to ensure that the trip went smoothly and was very organised and we always knew in advance plans for the trip. He is sociable and has a good sense of humour which benefited us all . He was approachable so you could ask questions – Sally
Manuiel cannot be praised highly enough for his organisation, knowledge and patience – Patricia
Manuiel was superb. he has a deep knowledge of all the flora and fauna as well as being an excellent spotter of hidden wildlife. His skills greatly enhanced he trip. He went to considerable lengths to ensure we saw as much as possible – and to sort out all the inevitable minor hitches – Anne
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