A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) and Evan (aged 9) That morning the friends were woken by the stone they were sleeping under shaking. Sam stuck his head out and saw a gigantic foot slamming forcefully into the rock ahead. Then an idea struck like a fork of lightning. He jumped onto, Read More

The friends journeyed for another two hours, by which time, the landscape was just boulders.  There were no trees here, nor was there any grass.  Just rocks.  Rocks everywhere.  All you could see were rocks.  They snook passed the final human checkpoint and laughed at the stupid human vegetable lovers fumble about with their, Read More

Half way up the mountain, Spam was starting to feel bored.  “I’d prefer to fight the next vegetable demon, rather than being this bored”, he said to himself.  Passing all of these tropical trees, with legs aching, feet feeling like they’d been run over and generally felling tired all over, it was boring stuff, Read More

The next day, after sleeping in the parked bus’s hold, they headed off, and marched past all the tourists spending their money on guides to take them to the top of the mountain, and jumped onto the roof of a minibus as it sped off towards the Timphon Gate.  As they hopped off the, Read More

Following our epic Mount Kinabalu adventure, Sam and Evan have been writing a story.  Aided by their dad’s amazing typing skills, they have created a masterpiece!  Introducing…… Kinabalu Vegetable Killers – The Adventures of a Ground Squirrel and a Pigmy Rat!   Brace yourselves….. It was a fine sunny morning when Evan the pygmy, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) and Evan (aged 9) After a long sweaty slog through the stinky streets of Sandakan, in Malaysian Borneo, we arrived at the offices of Crystal Quest, the only (legal) way to Turtle Island. Once there, we took an hour long bumpy and calm boat ride with Alex, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) Orangutans are some of the most intelligent and large arboreal creatures on the planet. In fact, they are the biggest arboreal creatures on Earth. Did you know that orang means person and utan means jungle (in the language of Malay) so orangutans are literally the people, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Evan (aged 9) Let me say we got the best minibus for our family jungle kayaking trip. The other buses were beautifully air-conned and comfy. Ours, on the other hand, was probably made in the 1850’s. So let’s get right in there onto the kayaks.  After half an hour, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Evan (aged 9) We woke up to a wonderful sunny day, then scrambled into our clothes and joined four other people on a songtaew (red pickup truck taxi) for a lovely day of snorkelling. When we arrived at the pier, we stopped and had to waddle, because of the, Read More

Elephant Nature Park is a home to animals (dogs, cats, elephants etc.). Lek founded it in 1996. She rescued her first elephant in 1992. They have saved sixty-six elephants, and four elephants have been born in the park.