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Why Do Asian Travellers Not Like Jungle Adventures??!!

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1. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

I just got back from 4 days spent at Uncle Tan's Jungle Camp which is located on the Kinabatangan River Floodplains in Sabah, East Malaysia and totally enjoyed myself.

I was surprised to be told that in the whole of 2006, there were only 15 tourists from Malaysia. Mind you, Sabah is IN Malaysia.

So what's going on guys? Can't live without the comfort of flushing toilets, hot water showers and the "life support" machine called the air-conditioner?

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

No idea about others but i like....But i've got not much time to fly to Sabah...
Well, we have Taman Negara in Peninsular....
If i have much more time, i think i will fly to Sabah for this jungle adventures...

3. Posted by kenmc (Full Member 80 posts) 9y

I LOVED uncle tans - what a place. is Lan still the head guide there?
but yeah there were very few malaysians there last year too. There was one girl but she was an expat, she came back from Oz to show her ozzie boyf around the place.

4. Posted by skyef (Full Member 105 posts) 9y

I guess the idea of getting sweaty all over keeps me away

5. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Quoting skyef

I guess the idea of getting sweaty all over keeps me away

Pity that sweat would keep you away from the wonders of nature.

It was especially enlightening, being in the jungle makes u feel small. It drags u back down to earth and u suddenly realise that human existence is not about materialism and the race to having that 1 million dollar apartment and race car ;)

And yes, Lan is still there ;)

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

I watched a programme with Jack Osbourne the other night - Adreneline Junkie. He led a bunch of kids through a jungle in Borneo for five days or so. They kept having to stop to pull the leeches off themselves . . .

7. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 9y

I live in Vancouver BC-a city with a large Asian population and few of them ever venture into the (easily accessible) outdoors here.

Sailing/swimming/fishing/kayaking/boarding/skiing/hiking/mountain biking all have very few to no Asians (with the occasional exception of those who were born here).