After enjoying the pork noodle at Kedai Kopi Jia Siang, we went to Weston Jaafar River Lodge at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Weston Jaafar River Lodge is a river wetlands in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. You can find proboscis monkeys, fireflies, flying foxes, exotic plant such as wild pitcher plants and other wildlife here. The ride took another two hours to reach the jetty. The time to travel from one place of attraction to another place in Kota Kinabalu is quite far, so remember to bring some in-car entertainment or some junk foods or you can also just sleep during the journey.
Before I proceed, here is a video on a male monkey we encountered during the river cruising.
And here is a short clip of the river cruise.
Our ride to the Weston Jaafar River Lodge, which will be our resting place in between activities. The weather is sunny and hot but the strong breeze cool us down. Here is a photo of our boat which is controlled by the driver at the back.
There are many nipah palm along the river.
This is what are they looking at. The Proboscis monkey. The monkey is so shy of human and won’t come near to us. You might want to bring a binocular or a zoom lens to take photo of this Proboscis monkey.
Even though we didn’t get to see close view of a Proboscis monkey, we get to see this brave monkey instead. He is trying to be fierce and standing up as we move closer to his territory. Or maybe he is protecting the young one at the back.
The boat brought us back to the lodge and we had our dinner. Simple dish with rice and soup but very nice and fulfilling. After dinner, we continue with our final activity which is fireflies watching. It is so dark so we didn’t bother to snap photos. There are many of them here, lighting up the riverside’s trees just like a Christmas tree. A wonderful experience of nature indeed with the fireflies.
Weston Jaafar River Lodge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah