Text and photos by Wai Pak Ng
The Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC visited the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre yesterday an . Her visit was welcome by the Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun.
Her Excellency arrived at 3 pm and went straight to the orang utan feeding platform. Right after that, her Excellency came to our bear centre. I feel privileged to given the chance to introduce the Malayan Sun Bear to the governor.
We hope in the future, all of our visitors can spend a good time learning the plights of the sun bear and observing the bears at the viewing platform just like the Orang Utan Rehab Centre. We hope our second phase construction can start as soon as possible.
Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC yesterday led the Sandakan Day Memorial Service in honour of prisoners of war who perished in the infamous death marches from Sandakan to Ranau during the World War Two.