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The Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
Being part of the village, our lodge does not stand out from the homes of the locals.
We take pride in our Orang Sungai architecture and we blend into the nature environment.
Common Washroom © PPB
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is a perfect place to experience the life of Orang Sungai.
Nonetheless, the lodge does boast western amenities too.
Big Head Beetle © Jibral
Choice of either our basic accommodation Civet Wing or if you want to pamper yourself,
our more deluxe accommodation Agamid Wing. Either way, your stay will be memorable.
You should bring your medication along with you. If you suddenly find yourself
unhealthy, inform our staff and we will see to it that you get medical attention
as soon as possible. It is perfectly common to be dehydrated.
Children are more likely to suffer from it, as such we advise you to drink
plenty of water. The nearest hospital is about 2 hours drive.
Sunset at Kinabatangan
The water is taken from Kinabatangan River. We have 4 large water tanks
(about 400 gallons capacity each) and we store the water over night, letting any
residue sink to the bottom. Thereafter, we pump the cleaner water to another tank
where by we add chlorine to cleanse the water. The amount of chlorine added is as
per advice of our local health department. The treated water is then pump into a
pressure tank before being send to your room!
Drinking water served with the lodge is definitely boiled before being served.
If however you are still doubtful, we sell drinking water in the staff corporation.
It is advisable not to drink the water straight off the taps.
The Village Shop
Our staff corporation is a whole entity on its own, run by the local villagers
for their livelihood. The village shop is run by villagers and the whole revenue goes
to the village. It is erected as part of our social obligation to give something back
to the village for accepting our lodge in their community.
The staff corporation is like a small sundry shop where you can buy insect repellant,
leech socks, tidbits, and cold beverages like mineral water, beer and soft drinks. Rubber
boots are also rented out here with sizes from 4-9 (UK size).
We provide breakfast at 7.30 a.m., lunch at 12.30 p.m., and afternoon tea at
4.30 p.m. and dinner at 8.30pm. If you are a vegetarian or on gluten free diet
please inform us beforehand and we will happily assist you in preparing your
meals. Generally we prepare halal food. Free flow of tea and coffee are available
for you at all times.
Guests taking their meals at Civet wing dining hall
Giving in to temptations
The rivers might be calling your name and ask you to submerge in the cool
flowing water but we do not advise you to give in to the temptation because
we have seen crocodiles looming nearby awaiting for its next victim for
them to swallow up in one gulp.
Well, that’s a bit dramatic but seriously, we wouldn’t recommend you to bathe or
float on or dip or swim in the Kinabatangan River and the lakes, lest you bump
into your "friendly" neighbours.
See you later, alligator!
However it is impossible for these creatures to ever get too friendly and actually
creep up to the lodge. It is well-known that crocodiles are shy animals as they do not
desire to be near a population-dense area, which Kampung Bilit is. So Nature Lodge
Kinabatangan is very safe from them. In fact, there are only 1 to 2 solitary cases
of crocodile-encounters in the whole of Sabah yearly.
Commona Glidding Lizard © Jibral
Please avoid getting drunk while staying with us. It is very troublesome and it
might spoil the holidays for other visitors. We do serve limited amount of beer
and other alcoholic beverages. We have ZERO tolerance on drugs abuse, so do
not even imagine of pulling a drug stunt.
Buff-necked Woodpecker © PPB
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