How to Get Bamboo Drinking Water for Survival

How to Get Bamboo Drinking Water for Survival

How to Get Bamboo Drinking Water for Survival

18

NOVEMBER, 2016

Borneo
Sabah
Jungle
Travel

Bamboo drinking water is another sure source or alternative of water in the jungle…well, that’s what people say anyway. So, we decided to give it a go during our to see how true it is during our Kiau Jungle Trekking.

Bamboo is a fast growing grass found across the world, and is common in many jungles and rainforests, it grows in discrete cylindrical sections which are hollow and wailed at the top and bottom. These sections contain fresh, drinkable water.

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Trekking through the jungle is tiring work, often requiring cutting a path and negotiating fallen trees, especially where the jungle has been deforested and then regrown with far more underbrush at ground level. It is easy to get lost, tired and dehydration happens quickly due to the heat and humidity. If you find yourself out of fresh water and not near a stream, you can get a drink from a friendly bamboo plant.

How to Get Bamboo Drinking Water

First locate a likely clump of bamboo. It must be one of the largest species that grow to the height of small trees, with thick stalks typically a dozen cm (five inches) in diameter. We used Parang(machete) as our chopping tools to tap on the different sections. Sections with content (hopefully water) normally give out a denser sound. Lastly, you will need to find a small bamboo shoot about one cm (half an inch) in diameter.

Now open up a section of the big bamboo trunk. Make a cut about halfway down the section, and then one a little above it. When you chop, make sure it is a diagonal downward movement. It’s all in the wrist. Without removing your blade from the second cut, twist the knife to pry away the section of the wood between the two cuts. Look into the hole you have just made and you should be able to see some water at the bottom of the section. If there is none, try another section. Smell the water. If it smells bad leave it. Next put your homemade straw into the hole and suck up a little water. If it tastes bad leave it, if it tastes nice then drink up!

How to Get Drinking Water from Bamboo for Survival

Well, it is clear that we can definitely get water from the inside of bamboo. However, you won’t get much water from a section, but a few should yield enough to last you until you find a stream or village. By Taking water from a bamboo plant should not harm it as long as it remains standing.

Here’s some video from youtube that give you a closer look on how to get drinking water from a bamboo plant

Did you know that besides drinking water from Bamboo you can also create fire by using Bamboo…cool huh?

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6 Borneo Tours of Wildlife Will Leave a Permanent Exotic Experience in Your Life

6 Borneo Tours of Wildlife Will Leave a Permanent Exotic Experience in Your Life

6 Borneo Tours of Wildlife Will Leave a Permanent Exotic Experience in Your Life

27

OCTOBER, 2016

Borneo
Sabah
Wildlife
Travel

Borneo Tours – Living in wilderness will never be easy, even the cute Mowgli in the movie of Jungle Book struggling to adapt the way of living with wolf. A brand new world without no proper house, no electricity resources, no internet or WiFi and of course with no TV, ones will definitely having a hard time. The only things that will naturally amaze and captured your attention are the spectacular nature. Breath in the fresh air, listen to the symphonic piece of the jungle and be mesmerize with the wonder of the wildlife.

Things has change now, it is easier to encounter all of this exotic knowledge and experience compared to 20 years ago. Trails, boats and land transportation are available to make it easier for you to immerse yourself with the beauty and wonders of the Mother Nature and its magical wilderness.

Those experiences are worth more than a zillion money that exist in this world, and you shouldn’t be regret on each penny that you will have to invest on this once in a lifetime journey to discover the nature and all it has to offer. So, to make your wildlife planning easier, we have listed 6 Borneo travel packages that we recommended you to join

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Kinabatangan River are situated in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It is the second longest river in Malaysia, with a length of 560 kilometers from its headwaters in the mountains of southwest Sabah, to its outlet at the Sulu Sea, east of Sandakan.

 

One of the most thrilling place to experience Borneo wildlife is not in the zoo but by cruising up and down Kinabatangan river, now that sounds like a great idea!
This Borneo tours of Kinabatangan activities included in this tour are four times of river cruise, Oxbow lake jungle trekking, and jungle night walk.

 

See all the details here Kinabatangan River Adventure and if you have any interest/inquiry on this tour click here.

Borneo Tours – Borneo Wildlife Tour

 

Be prepared to be amazed by the experience of a lifetime, witnessing the nocturnal Borneo Wildlife. This tour consists of two destinations which is Tabin & Kinabatangan (refer on the 1st tour).

Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR or Tabin) comprises a rectangular area of approximately 122,539 ha. in the centre of the Dent Peninsula, north-east of Lahad Datu town, south of the lower reaches of the Segama River and north of the Silabukan Protection Forest Reserve. It can be reached via sealed and gravel roads from Lahad Datu in about 40 minutes. The reserve is covered with lowland dipterocarp forest.

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Borneo Tours – Borneo Turtle Adventure

 

This Borneo tours located in Libaran island. Libaran Island Sabah, known as turtle island Borneo is another Borneo top holiday destination which provides one the opportunity for sightseeing of Sabah’s pacific green or Hawksbill turtles coming ashore from ocean of Sabah to build nests, and lay their eggs.

This Sabah’s iconic treasure situated at Eastern Borneo Sabah takes nearly everything that is wonderful about the rest of Borneo and condenses it into a richly packed microcosm of the Libaran Sabah island consisting equal parts of adventure, wildlife, undersea exploration and flat-out fun.

For complete details just simply click here Borneo Turtle Adventure and if you ready to smell the warm Sabah sea breeze and to hear the sound of tropical Sabah island waves crashing, book this Borneo travel packages with us now!

Borneo Tours – Kiau Borneo Trekking

 

Do you fancy yourself as an explorer? Then this Borneo travel packages is perfect for you! Enrich with the unique and renowned North Borneo Sabah’s virgin tropical Borneon rainforests, magnificent Borneo’s waterfall, diversified with flora and fauna and various endemic species that only exist in Borneo, that’s what inspiring highlands of Kiau Borneo trekking trail which is a valley purified with its fresh air of Sabah jungle breeze and surrounded by the serenity of the majestic Mount Kinabalu standing tall and proud.

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Top 5 Places in Sabah to See Stars

Top 5 Places in Sabah to See Stars

Top 5 Places in Sabah to See Stars

30

SEPT, 2016

Sabah
Travel
Photography

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Star 2 writer, Ming Teoh wrote an article listing Sabah top 5 places to witness a tremendous stars scenic — we couldn’t agree more! To help you in your quest of watching the best star’s view in Sabah, here are a list of places from where you can enjoy a glorious starry starry night!

You’d be thrilled to know, then, that you have the opportunity to enjoy your favorite activity closer to home.

There are meteor showers just about every month, but the two main ones which astronomy enthusiasts usually watch out for are the Perseids in August, and the Geminids in December. Usually, viewings depend on the weather. If it’s cloudy, you won’t be able to see anything; also, natural light (from the moon) and artificial lighting (from street lamps, car lights, and building lights) will lessen visibility. So, the best places to stargaze are open spaces, such as fields and beaches, where there are no buildings or other artificial light sources.

Here are some places in Sabah where you can enjoy stargazing and skyscape photography, and more.

Sabah star

Kampung Jangkit, Kuala Penyu. Photo: Harris Jeffrey

Lahad Datu

One particular good spot for viewing the night sky and astro photography is Silam Coast Conservation Area and Felda Sahabat 16, Tambisan. This coastal town also has many other attractions. Besides several markets – a dried fish market, a vegetable and fruit market, a chicken market and a fish market – there is the nearby Danum Valley Conservation Area, where you can go jungle-trekking, swim in the rivers, go bird-watching, and enjoy night jungle tours. At the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, you can go on jungle treks, view wildlife, and do filming and photography.

Sabah star

Kampung Marang Parang, Kudat. Photo: Harris Jeffrey

Tawau

Check out the skies at Taman Bukit Tawau (Tawau Hills Park), which offers picnic areas, camping sites, and chalets. This park has a rugged volcanic landscape, with a hot spring and majestic waterfalls. Its highest point is Gunung Magdalena. To the locals, this park is also known as Table, National Park, Taman Negara, Abacca or No.4 Gudang.

This third largest city in Sabah offers an old-world charm and many tourist attractions, such as the Tanjung Markets, Bell Tower, Japanese War Cemetery, Confrontation Memorial, Teck Guan Cocoa Museum, Ulu Kalumpang Forest Reserve, Maliau Basin Conservation Area, and Taman Bukit Gemok (Bukit Gemok Park).

Sabah star

Pantai Indarason Laut, Kudat. Photo: Christianto Soning

Kudat

To view spectacular night skies, head to Tanjung Simpang Mengayau (Tip of Borneo), Kampung Marang Parang, Tindakon Dazang Beach, Terongkongan Beach and Kulambu Beach.

Kudat, situated north of the capital Kota Kinabalu, was originally inhabited by the Rungus, part of the Kadazan indigenous people who traditionally lived in longhouse communities inland. In fact, the name Kudat comes from the Rungus word kutad, which refers to the coarse grass that grows abundantly in the location.

The coastal town is famous for some of the most pristine beaches in the state, including Pasir Putih, Bak Bak and Kalampunian. It is also famous for its fresh seafood. Besides experiencing the Rungus culture, other tourist attractions include the central market, fish market, Sidek Esplanade and Kudat Golf Club.

Sabah star

Kampung Tambatuon, Kota Belud-Ranau Bypass. Photo: Luqman Al-Hakim

Kota Belud

Be one with the stars at Kampung Sangkir and Melangkap. Along the Kota Belud-Ranau Bypass, there is another good spot. Head on to Kampung Tambatuon, which is located in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, next to the Kedamaian River.

Located on the west coast of Sabah, Kota Belud is known as the unofficial capital of the indigenous Bajau (Nomads) people. It is famous for its Sunday tamu (open air market) where you can see buyers and sellers haggling over prices. But in October, the tamu is held on a larger and more vibrant scale, and this is known as the tamu besar (grand market).

Another interesting sight is the golden mosque on the hill. Kota Belud can be a stopover en route to Kudat, Mantanani and Manana Beach

Sabah star

Tanjung Simpang Mengayau (Tip of Borneo), Kudat. Photo: Harris Jeffrey

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Kundasang

Look skywards at Bundu Tuhan. (In the Dusun language, Bundu refers to a type of fruit tree, and Tuhan means landslide or felled.) Located in the Ranau district, Kundasang is the closest town to Mount Kinabalu, and offers a breathtaking view of the mountain. It is also close to Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia’s first Unesco World Heritage Site.

Kundasang is famous for its vegetable market (open daily), and is inhabited by the native Dusun who work as farmers, park rangers, mountain guides or porters in Kinabalu National Park.

Other tourist attractions in the area include the Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens, and Kundasang Golf Course.

This occasional series, Lost & Found, highlights the hidden ‘gems’ of Sabah – destinations that are lesser known or are being rediscovered. If you have any places to recommend, e-mail us at info@toppeaktravel.com with the subject ‘Lost & Found’. If you are also interested to write for us, let us know too. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Contributions will appear in online at toppeaktravel.com

For more information on stargazing in Sabah, visit: www.facebook.com/SabahStargazers/

“I have loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night”
― Galileo

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TripAdvisor Adds Airline User Review

TripAdvisor Adds Airline User Review

TripAdvisor Adds Airline User Review

19

JULY, 2016

News
Travel

Finally, You Can Review Airlines Like Hotels. For years, travelers have been able to review, book, and rate most aspects of their trips on TripAdvisor – everything but their flight. That’s about to change, now that the company has opened the floodgates of praise and ridicule by allowing passengers to rate their carrier of choice.

TripAdvisor recently launched a new airline review platform, as well as a flight search service, that allows travelers to rate the quality of their flying experience, look for the most promising routes, and compare prices for trips.

The new platform will include all major global airlines, providing travelers with a “go-to resource for making more informed air travel decisions based not only on the price of the flight, but the total experience with the airline as viewed by TripAdvisor’s community,” the company says.

Through the new system, consumers can post star ratings and reviews of airlines that will generate an overall score of the carrier.

Additionally, TripAdvisor rolled out the new feature — dubbed FlyScore — on July 12, inviting users to rate their specific flights on a scale of 1 to 10 based on duration, quality of aircraft, in-flight amenities, and duration of itinerary.

The ratings from FlyScore will be shown alongside the average cost of flights when users search specific routes on the travel review site.

By providing reviews and ratings for airlines and flights, TripAdvisor is providing travelers the opportunity to sort potential flights by score and price, much like its long-held hotel review platform.

“Over the years, the in-flight experience has changed dramatically – in some ways for the better, in some ways for the worse,” Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager, global flights business, said in a statement. “We’re uniquely solving that problem by surfacing candid traveler reviews and photos, detailed amenities information and tools to find the lowest fares all on one site empowering flyers to pick the best itinerary for their trip.”

While the site has only be operational for a few days,Slate reports that some airlines have already received a variety of reviews and ratings.

As of Monday, American Airlines had received 2,585 reviews and ratings for a score of three stars, Delta has collected 2,025 reviews and ratings for a score of four stars, and United passengers provided 1,802 reviews for a rating of three stars.

By providing reviews and ratings for airlines and flights, TripAdvisor is providing travelers the opportunity to sort potential flights by score and price, much like its long-held hotel review platform.

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Dragon Pearl Beach Resort

Dragon Pearl Beach Resort

Dragon Pearl Beach Resort

08

APRIL, 2016

News
Island
Travel

Dragon Pearl Beach Resort is the new upcoming destination that Top Peak Travel will take you to, it have a beautiful beach, island and jungle nearby.

At the beach you can do activities like playing beach volleyball, building sand castles or just sunbathing.

Dragon Pearl Beach Resort
Dragon Pearl Beach Resort
Dragon Pearl Beach Resort
Dragon Pearl Beach Resort

Just 20 minute away by boat from the Dragon Pearl Beach Resort, you can visit the Pulau Pandan Pandan, it is a beautiful island with a beautiful rock formations.

So if you want to go to the Dragon Pearl Beach Resort, Plan your trip and book with us!
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Inobong Substation, Kota Kinabalu

Inobong Substation, Kota Kinabalu

Inobong Sub Station

18

MARCH, 2016

News
Travel

Inobong Sub-station is situated in Penampang, it is located on the western tip of Crocker Range Park with an altitude of 1400 ft above sea level.

If you are a nature lover kind of person, it is worth to check it out. Inobong Sub-station offers a beautiful sights which from there, you can overlook from Penampang to Kota Kinabalu, the islands of Tungku Abdul Rahman Park and also some other islands. Inobong Sub-station also offers you the salt trail hiking trip, which there are four major trails but for now tourist can only hike to the Inobong-Terian-Buayan-Kionop-Tikolod trail with guides and stay each night in village homestays.

Salt Trail is a route used by the villagers traditionally when taking their produce to the market known as Tamu, on the west coast and returning with salt and other goods when they finished selling their produce. It is still the only access route to the remote villagers around the park area, especially in upper Papar river and Tambunan.

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