Delima & Her Baby

Delima & Her Baby

Delima & Her Baby

We were very lucky to see these Orangutans up close just before feeding time at the Semenggoh Rehabiliation Centre just outside Kuching in Borneo. The rangers call this female 'Hot Mamma' and it's because she can be quite aggressive. We were about 5 metres away from her as she made her way to the feeding platform.

Taken on: 27th July, 2010. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See michael_gaylord's page of Flickr

Read more about Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak. Situated in eastern Sarawak, it is the most populous of all the cities in the state and, arguably, also the best place to be a tourist in the whole of Malaysia, due to its size, quality of accommodation, daytrips and museums.

There is a very distinctive colonial feel to Kuching that can often whisk you away to a balmy night walk along the Seine in Paris when, in fact, you are walking along the waterfront on the banks of the Sarawak River. Okay, we're exaggerating slightly, but there is a definite colonial cosmopolitan charm to Kuching that is different to anywhere else in Malaysia, due in part to the diverse ethnic population of Kuching. You will often find Chinese shops sitting nicely next to Iban tattoo parlours, while a vendor with his hawker stall outside serves up an Indian curry.

The history of Kuching is really the history of Sarawak as a state, as prior to the era of James ... Read our complete Kuching travel guide

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