Second station

… is over and it should end with a small tribute to The Kebun.

You will find the relevant facts and figures on their homepage ( – but let me just say that we really had wonderful twelve days here.

The large property is set in a beautiful surrounding bordering the Kubah National Park and the Matang Wildlife Center. Basically you live in the jungle. Alex & I enjoyed sitting on the veranda every night when we finally got the kids to sleep. Adrian has also built a Iban Longhouse on the property that has a few rooms for guests.

From the location you can reach easily the main attractions in Sarawak (Padang Beach, Satubong, Bako, Bau, Serikin etc.) and it is approx. 30min to Kuching. We loved the fact that the bungalow came with a car (including a Garmin and a baby seat for Rino) at our disposal, so we were free to move around … which we did extensively. No problems with the traffic at all – everything is very easy going.

The hosts (Adrian and Jeneil) have treated us very very well and helped us whenever we needed it. Adrian gave us a lot of tips and suggestions and organized a trip to the Baku Nationalpark that we will keep in our memories for a long time. Jeneil is an excellent chef de cuisine and the fresh food, that we were provided every night (including fresh bread for breakfast, fresh fruits during the day … and a fridge full of beer) was delicious and diversified. I do not think we ate the same meal once in twelve days… exempt for the Tom Yam that Alex loved so much.

So, to keep it short: we highly recommend Borneo for a family trip and The Kebun for a shorter or longer stay in Sarawak … especially for families that enjoy nature and a home stay-like experience.

Next stop Myanmar.

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