Patriotic might not be the right word, as Sabahans have much distaste for the federal government in Kuala Lumpur. It isn't an uncommon problem in which one city in the nation is granted most attention and where resources are pooled, but after travelling to Sabah and seeing how under-developed most places are outside the central city and hearing all sorts of stories such as pirates virtually walking pass the border to kidnap tourists, it is admittedly a little heart-wrenching.
|Sunset in town.|
|Sea urchins! They are lucky the locals don't see them as food...|
|Monitor lizards roam around on the islands.|
|Local fisherman at the sea.|
|River cruise guide — very animated and passionate when he told stories.|
|Captain of the boat. Despite his age he can spot the monkeys far better than us.|
|Dusk in the village after the river cruise.|