14 Aug - 16 Aug 2009 Sibu

Malaysian Borneo
Sarawak aka Land of the Hornbills
Jalan Chanel Sibu 23
New Hong Kong Hotel +6084319168
Clean double room with air-con for MYR 40.- or US$ 11.30 per night.

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Listening to local environmentalists and learning that the Western fad for biofuel, using crops as a substitute for fossil fuels, is the latest accelerator of Borneo’s deforestation: record prices for palm oil are turning an increased acreage of land into monocultural palm-oil plantations that spark the destruction of the tropical rainforests and their inhabitants, e.g. the orangutans.

"Cut and move on
Take out trees
Take out wildlife at a rate of species every single day
Take out people who've lived with this for 100,000 years -
Inject a billion burgers worth of beef -
Grain eaters - methane dispensers...

If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
Anybody hear the forest fall?"

Taking a red-and-yellow Proton teksi from downtown Sibu to the Sungai Antu long-distance bud terminal (MYR 13.- or US$ 3.70) and being good-naturedly shanghaied into the Freesia express bus (one-way ticket MYR 10.- or US$ 2.80 per person) from Sibu to the trading settlement Tatau upon Batang Tatau.

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