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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary


Up close and personal with Borneo primates
LBPMS Admission Ticket Counter
Platform B
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary situated in Sandakan mile 19, Jalan Labuk Lintas. In Malay they are known as “Monyet Belanda”. These species are good swimmers and only swim when is necessary or for pleasure. You can only found them at certain parts of Borneo. 

Feeding Platform (B)
Another Feeding Platform (B)
 The monkeys inhabits forests newar coastal swamps or those containing rivers and lakes.
Feeding Time
The only place in the world where you can see proboscis monkeys is the Island of Borneo in South-East Asia. They are forest-dwellers and limited mainly to coastal swamp forests next to large rivers.

One of the family group of  Proboscis Monkey
Managed to captured them in action 
don't you think they are adorable ?
Look at his eyes-I  really loved it
Hahahaha his about to sleep
Eric Mjoberg, wrote that “the enormous nose is a sounding board that strengthens and deepens the male’s vocal powers… The sound is deep and nasal, strongly reminiscent of the bass viol. Possibly too, there is some aesthetic touch in it, for the females find the sound attractive and crowd round their musically gifted leader.” 

Another group 
Observation platform area (A)
Feeding time at Platform A
Dominant Male (Leader)
According the tour guide (Mr. Junjun) they are very protected to their family members. They won't
allowed any bachelor group disturbing or even come closer to his family. He will fight and make sure his family safe all the time. FYI they are not dangerous as long as you don't touch or hurt them. 



Group photo with LBPMS staff, Jonathan (green shirt) and the other staffs and me :-)
Me and Junjun (tour guide) 
To Marina, Junjun, Jonathan and LBPMS staff I would like to say thank you very much for giving me the opportunity and your tremendous assistant during my visit over there. I had a good time and wonderful experienced to explored and discovered myself about proboscis monkey species and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary as well. Hope to visit again in the near future to gain more experience and enjoy the nature.

Important information for you to take note about Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ;-
There is a shuttle-bus provided by LBPMS @ RM15 per-way. From town ----> Sepilok ---->LBPMS which is depart from Hotel Sandakan at 9.30 am to Sepilok Center & Sepilok Junction at 10.30 am. 

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ----> Sepilok ----> Town which is depart from Nipah Lodge @ Labuk Bay at 5.30 pm. 

Viewing Time :  9.30 am & 2.30 pm                      Paltform A
                         11.30 am & 4.30 pm                     Platform B
Video Show  :  Platform B : 10.15 am & 3.15 pm (51 minutes)

Entrance Fee ( per day ) :

                    Malaysian resident                          Non resident
Adult           RM15                                               RM60
Children     RM5                                                  RM30

Camera Fee
Standard Digital Camera      RM10
Video/Handy-cam                  RM20 (per day)

Other Service :
* Pick-up transfer town/airport @ RM80 (one way)
* Junction pick-up (Advance booking)
* English speaking guide, one feeding @ RM30, 2 feeding RM50

For further information,
LABUK BAY NATURE TOURS SDN BHD
Jalan Lintas Labuk
P.O.Box 819
90709 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel : (6) 089-672177,089-674880, 089-674133, 089-671745 (088-317316 Kota Kinabalu)
Fax : (6) 089-672136
Mobile : 019-8534098, 012-8188696
Email : labukbay@proboscis.cc, seanvui@hotmail.com
Website : www.proboscis.cc


6 comments:

  1. very interesting pics of the proboscis monkey. Hope to be able to visit there one day.

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    1. Indeed it was a great place to pay a visit, you gonna enjoy and love it and it is more worthy if you bring along your family.

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  2. wow! interesting place to visit for biologist like me..hehe.. ^^

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    1. Thanks ! and then I would suggest you please go..

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  3. Awesome experience seeing nature and then the monkeys living life contented in this environment. I am so trilled looking at the pics and the green surrounding is so serene.

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    1. Absolutely right I had a good and fun time seeing the unique species like proboscis monkey and only can bee seen in Borneo.

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Thanks for your comments much appreciated !