Mesmerising Lambir Hills

The snake slithered through the undergrowth. Pausing, flickering its tongue and rearing its head, slowly…. Startled, I took a step back. I peered closer at the small snake basking on the forest floor. It had longitudinal reddish orange stripes, with bits of greenish lateral stripes on a black background. Was it a Banded Malayan Coral Snake? Or was it the Striped Kurki Snake.

Amplang crackers

Amplang?! “What did you say the name was?” While trying to pronounce the strange sounding word correctly several times, I reached out for the amplang on the table.