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Full Circle with Michael Palin Episode 5 Part 3 Episode Five: Malaysia/Indonesia After a bit of a wait, Michael catches a ferry across the notorious Sulu Sea to the northern tip of Borneo. There, he visits an orangutan rehabilitation center. From there, Michael ventures south to Kuching in Sarawak, once ruled by what were known as the White Rajahs. Then he travels inward to a longhouse where members of the Iban people reside. He chats with former headhunters and takes part in a special feast honoring the highest-ranking Iban in the Malaysian government. Afterwards, he ventures south to the island of Java in Indonesia. From the capital Jakarta, he journeys east with his guide to a tea plantation and helps pick tea leaves. They then observe a wayang kulit puppet show. In the cultural hub of Yogyakarta, they sample some durian, a notoriously smelly fruit. They then tour the Buddhist temple at Borobudur and climb Mount Bromo. In Surabaya on the east coast of Java, they encounter their first major transportation issues since Alaska. Being unable to find a boat to take him across the sea to Darwin, Australia, they settle for one that will take them east on Java, but no further. In the DVD interview, Michael states that while in Kuching, he learned that his wife, Helen, needed surgery to remove a brain tumor. Michael flew back to London from Indonesia, spent a few days with her, and then flew to Australia to continue his Pacific trek.