They are also called giant wood spiders, banana spiders or Writing Spiders. I have posted similar sightings of the Golden Orb Weaver but this particular spotting really stunned me. In the past year , i have only spotted them on the Highlands at an altitude of more then 800 meters above sea level, in Malaysia. Another member in Project Noah from Malaysia, also spotted one on the Highlands. I have also seen some other postings of the subject from the south America .Now i am convinced that they could be sighted and found on the Lowlands in Malaysia .
The route which i normally take each morning to do my leg exercises is so mapped in my mind that i know exactly what lies under a leaf , over a leaf or flying around. This Orb really ...really... stunned me for it was just hanging there about 10 inches above anyone's head, who passes underneath the web.It wasn't there all these while ..and i mean ..years of walking there and i was just there 2 days ago.