profile_pic (10)A 23-year-old white Australian male visited Bali with a bunch of university students. All he wanted was a Bintang singlet. What he got instead was responsibility and a bunch of stories to share.

Actually, he got the singlet as well, but he wears that only on special occasions.

One day Chris walked into the Ubud Monkey Forest and was attacked by a bunch of savage monkeys. They made false assumptions about Chris and assumed because of the length of his hair that he had pot on him. During the lengthy drug bust, the monkeys and Chris came to respect each other.

So they made Chris their monkey king. It worked out well. The monkeys needed a leader, direction, and someone to amuse them. Chris just needed some ambition and a bunch of stories to tell. And maybe you (as the third party observer), want to read a blog

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that could be described as a “not quite logical FICTIONAL travel blog”.


Chris Burns (Monkey King) was born into wealth and a little prestige, and traits like creativity and artistry were ignored. This blog goes against everything taught in his upbringing – but you can’t have a monkey king without some form of rebellion.

The Monkey King usually writes three blog posts a week – filled with a range of topics like journal entries, observations about his monkey citizens, interviews with his monkeys, and the tragic stories about the women he has loved.

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“All Hail the Monkey King is the most creative, hysterically absurdist and bizarrely remarkable blog I have read. The cast of zany characters never fails to make me laugh. It gives me creepy nightmares – I love it.” – TM Bishop (NZ comedian).

“This very awesome, Chris. If I knew how to type (in) wookie I would type the glllrrrr gllllrr.” – Aspiring Australian author.

“You, my friend, are a gifted genius. Or a super-villain. Either way, you rule.” – Canadian WordPress blogger.

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  1. interesting blog you have here 🙂 will have to keep my eye on it and see what happens. thanks for stopping by my blog and choosing to follow 🙂

  2. Thanks for following my blog!

  3. Awesome blog… Very jealous of your lifestyle! I look forward to reading more!

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  5. haha this is hilarious! love the blog!

  6. Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Have a lovely day!


  7. Funny stuff! Doug is excited that other monkeys are blogging…

  8. I have nominated you for The Liebster Award.

  9. I have been looking for a sight with a heavy monkey to fez and monocle ratio! At LAST, I have found it!

    • I’m glad you have, Baddest Mother. We’re as heavy as you can get without it being abused, or without it being cruel to animals.

  10. Somehow you found the blog where I write about photography. Although I only discuss topics dealing with my experiences in photography, I look forward to reading about your experiences with monkeys.

    • Hi John, it might not seem that our blog content has anything in common, but I am an amateur photographer. I know little about the technical. I follow as many photography blogs as I can to read the wisdom shared. Thank you for following!

      • that is great. I hope to be helpful. You might want to wander thru my posts, even the older ones. There is a treasure trove of photography information to be accessed. Nice to be in touch. happy shooting, John

  11. Hi thanks so much for following my blog at: http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com. Your blog is amazing. Have a wonderful day. Betty

  12. Hi lovely! You were one of the first blogs I followed and I’m doing a little experiment. If you have a bit of time, would you take part? Don’t worry if you’re busy. http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/questions-questions-questions-tell-me-about-you/

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