Welcome to Weston
The little village of Weston, a street full of wooden houses clustered around a gold-domed mosque, is the remotest of the three jumping-off points for firefly- and proboscis monkey–spotting in the wetlands. Conservation efforts have brought groups of curious proboscis monkeys into the tidal marshlands, which are shaded by towering nipa palms and copses of mangroves. As the tide rolls in and out, entire swaths of jungle are submerged and revealed. Monkeys, monitor lizards, otters and mud skippers flash through the aquatic undergrowth, and as the sun sets, clouds of flying foxes (ie big bats) flap in with the darkness and the air is lit up with hundreds of firefly sparks.
In the village itself, look out for the Che Hwa Schoolhouse, the oldest wooden school building in Borneo and a fine example of antique Chinese architecture.