Klias Wetland is a mangrove forest reserve in Sabah, famous for being the habitat of the endangered proboscis monkey (known for its big, long nose) that is endemic to the Borneo Island in South East Asia.
Klias Wetland was the first destination during our Kinabalu trip in March 2009; it was my second visit to the place (first in 2006). Sharing some photos below…
Klias Wetland is also famous for its fireflies habitat; I was treated with a spectacular light-show in 2006, but this visit wasn’t as interesting because of the rain and full moon… too dark for photos anyway.
Borneo Proboscis River Lodge
Our visit was organised by Borneo Proboscis River Lodge (RM280 per pax), with three boat trips and a night stay at the Rungus long house which was built with bamboo and timbers.
The long houses were traditional dwelt by the aborigines of Borneo, but most of them are moving to modern houses these days. We could smell the scent of bamboos when getting to bed, pretty interesting. A few more pics…
Kinabalu Travel Journal