Our next major focus will also be a visit to TSC by Mr Peck Cheng Yeo. Details of his visit in February 2015 were discussed.
Next we visited the Sabah State Museum and the Balai Seni Lukis (Art Gallery)
After lunch we headed off with our hosts and several other staff to Kota Belud about 100 kms from Kota Kinabalu to look for the proboscis monkeys. These monkeys are one of the most endangered species of primates. They are distinguished by their large protruding nose. They can be found among the mangrove trees foraging, resting and feeding. They are the most aquatic of the primates and even have webbed feet.
Following this cruise down the river we set off to another location about 15 minutes drive away on Sungai Nanamun. At nightfall we set off on another boat to see the thousands of fireflies among the trees. They were attracted towards the boat by the guides flashing a greenish light. At the end of this cruise, after a long but enjoyable day with enthusiastic colleagues, we headed back to Penampang for our last night with our hosts.