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  1. Hello! I had the chance to visit the region of Kuching, Sarawak on Borneo. Magic! My idea was to see some lowland Nepenthes, and I can tell you I wasn't disappointed at all! I went in the Bako National Parc, where proboscis monkeys and other animals were waiting for me. But my actual targets were, of course, the few Nepenthes species that are growing there. They are quite common ones, but I really think they were fantastic. I re-discovered Nepenthes rafflesiana. The variability between the individuals is stunning. See by yourself: The same, closer. Fabulous peristome! One of my favorite Nep being ampullaria, you can't imagine how excited I was when I found many of them. Some of them even climbed up to more than 10m! And even upper pitchers: And a few other species: N. gracilis More N. gracilis... A lot more, actually! N. albomarginata N. hirsuta Population of N. reinwardtiana on the sea side (only a few meter from the sea) Who said that Nep and Droseras needs different growing conditions? Drosera spatulata var. bakoensis + N. gracilis. Some like to live dangerously... But it was so hot that I quite envied this one. After Bako, I went to Bau to see N. northiana. Great place, and funny to see them hanging to the cliffs. I wanted to see them "face-to-face", but unfortunately I couldn't find them. And the guides who could show me them closer asked for about 125 to 250 euros! For a 30km half-a-day trip, it's REALLY too expensive! Especially when you know the cost of living there. For example, big bowl of soup costs about 0.8 euro... The plant is on the top. Zoom: I have to show you at least one picture of a proboscis monkey (Bako) and one of an orang-outang (Semenggoh), since I was visiting their home. Very impressive! For your information, food is simply excellent and costs nothing. I even tried the famous chicken feet that chinese people like so much. Well... let's say that it's not really my taste...
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