Monthly Archives: August 2010

Day 14 – Educating People into Sustainability

Today I went to see Yayorin.  They are a local NGO which help people become self sufficient in terms of farming.  They also provide mobile libraries to schools OR bring kids to their head office where they have a library … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Dayak Villages

Went along Lamanda River on a speedboat  to meet some people, mainly children,  in Dayak villages.   Now I know you’re probably thinking, Nico meeting people WTF.  Well these are the people who are determining the future of Borneo. (This is … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Pangkalan Bun – Town

Today was spent exploring the town I am in Pankalan Bun to see how the locals live.  This place is so behind the times its incredible.  Some people have nice stoned walled houses, others have the shanty wooden shacks with … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Mining

As promised, here is further information about the illegal mining.  A site I visited last week.  The mining is not illegal since the government gets a cut when the person/company first starts to mine.  The government is then also entitled … Continue reading

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Day 11

Good Morning.  I wrote a lot of the blog yesterday but was too tired after 4 hours sleep the night before so you will read about the mining in my next post. Yesterday was spent at the care centre where … Continue reading

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Day 10

Today was pretty much a day off.  I went to the care centre to meet with Dr Galdikas and ofcourse see the Orangutan whom I have adopted (Malcolm) and the other orphaned ones. There’s one called Hockey who is disabled.  … Continue reading

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Day 9 Update on the Red Apes in the Forest

Hi Guys, sorry for no updates lately, the reason was due to no internet/mobile signal near and in the forest.  The Orangutans do not use mobile phones yet and so no masts, which I have to say is a good … Continue reading

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