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EARLY FILMING IN THE KINABATANGAN


Early filming in Kinabatangan

A pristine oxbow lake near Abai Village and Johnsonville(Abai Camp) in 1935 taken from The Spirit of Borneo: Martin and Osa Johnson's Journey, 1920 & 1935. Hollywood's First Historic Glimpses with Additional text by James Sarda and Danny Wong.

In the 1920's, Martin and Osa Johnson took the first picture of the rare Proboscis Monkey in Abai. In 1937, the Johnson's made two films - "Jungle Depths of Borneo" (lecture film) and "BORNEO" (20 last adventure together narrated by journalist Lowell Thomas after Martin's death in a plane crash in California. He was enrouted to edit and premier this filming. The communities of Abai were directly involved in the filming done by Martin & Osa in the Balat Damit area where the strongest memories the communities had among much work been done was pulling an orang utan down from a tree to enable the filming to be done. The flanged male orang utan was named after the village and was one of the first orang utan ever to be shipped all the way to the zoo in New York city in the 1930's (Spirit of Borneo: Martin and Osa Johnson's Journey, 1920 & 1935. Hollywood's First Historic Glimpses with Additional text by James Sarda and Danny Wong.



Oxbow Lake near Abai Village and Johnsonville Abai Camp

A pristine oxbow lake near Abai Village and Johnsonville (Abai Camp) in 1935 taken from The Spirit of Borneo: Martin and Osa Johnson's Journey, 1920 & 1935. Hollywood's First Historic Glimpses with Additional text by James Sarda and Danny Wong.



Aerial photo of johnsonville

An Aerial photo of johnsonville

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"The rooms were clean and less basic than we were expecting, having en-suite facilities and comfortable beds. The rooms were well protected from mosquitoes."


- Pete

"We had a fantastic experience and we saw every possible type of animal including a herd of 30 elephants at the edge of the river."


- Boys

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Moido Waloi Homestay


Moido Waloi Homestay Abai lies closest to the mouth of the Kinabatangan River - a picturesque village of about forty houses and a grand population of a hundred people. Every home has a view of the river, with the exception of one which, because it sits on an elbow, has the river on both sides of it.


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