Tag Archives: Tawau

There’s no wow in Tawau

It’s been quite a few months since my last post – my apologies. I always said I’d blog when I had that rare combination of internet access + time (+ inspiration) and the first half of 2011 has been busier … Continue reading

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Crossing Borneo

There’s a book I’ve been recommended more times than I can remember. It’s called Stranger In the Forest, and is (apparently) an absorbing and accurate account of a truly remarkable feat: crossing the breadth of Borneo on foot. Forget Redmond … Continue reading

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An artery for forest loss

I arrived in Tawau (ta-wow) today – down near the border with Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Being a port, handily located next to vast tracts of prime tropical forest, it has built itself on shifting timber through its docks, as well as various … Continue reading

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