Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bloody Mess in Sepilok, Sabah, East Malaysia

Emerging from the rainforest in Sepilok in the east  Malaysian state of Sabah, I congratulated myself on escaping from the clutches of the leeches.

But the moment I stepped into the orang-utan rehabilitation centre, four leeches launched themselves onto my feet, leg and even backside.

 Panicking at the thought of my life ebbing away, I pulled them out forcibly. For the next half hour, my feet and legs continued to bleed. Only my backside escaped unscathed as I was able to flick it away in the nick of time.

It was a bloody mess in Sepilok.


  1. Malaysian Blood Donation Campaign 2009.
    Take care. Don't bleed in the pants. People might mistake you for something else.

    Come home safely. Donate blood in Singapore. Better la!

  2. I HATE leech bites!

    The scars from leech bites are UGLY, ITCHY & FOREVER LASTING :(

    Bring along a lighter to exterminate the blood suckers.

  3. You're right. The scars still remain reddish and itchy.