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NATIONAL PARKS

EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO : SABAH

Crocker Range National Park

 
 

CROCKER RANGE NATIONAL PARK

SABAH

 

The park is situated in the rugged Crocker Range that divides the western coastal plains from the rest of Sabah. Lying more than 300m above sea level, it is spread over 139,919 hectares of densely forested terrain.   The Padas River which bisects the range between Beaufort and Tenom on its journey southwest, is just one of the twelve that flow through the mountains. Passage by boat was impossible due to the boulders strewn along the swift. Flowing Padas Gorge.  However, human ingenuity led to the construction of a railway alongside the scenic gorge.  Roads crossing the range have also made the interior more accessible from the coastal areas making it possible for visitors to enjoy the serene tranquility in the rugged mountains.

 
 

FLORA & FAUNA

 

The vegetation is predominantly a mix of dipterocarp forests and the montane forests of the upper slopes.  The bright yellow flowers of the Dillenia suffruticosa, a woody shrub usually found on infertile deforested soil are a common feature here. So too are the Tetrastigma, the wild vine, playing host to the Rafflesia pricie, one of the three parasitic Rafflesia species found on Sabah's mountain ranges. The forest is home to at at least five species of primates, such as Orang Utan, gibbons and the furry tarsier (Kera Hantu) with its enormous round eyes and fog-like hands and feet. Here to resides the extremely sociable long-tailed macaques.

National Parks in Malaysia - Crocker Range National Park in Sabah, East Malaysia or Borneo

 

Easily identified by their prominent cheek whiskers, they are often spotted obligingly grooming each other and picking out edible insect, in the process! Their intelligent pig-tailed cousins (pig-tailed macaques) are extremely adept at plucking coconuts and can contribute significantly to the labour force in coconut plantations!  Bears, civet cats, marble cats and wild pigs also roam the forest floor while hornbills, pheasants and partridges may be spotted flitting between the dense foliage.

 
 
 

FACILITIES

 

There are no visitor facilities within the park at present.  However, there are plans to establish a Park Headquarters at the present site of the Forestry Department building in the near future.  Private accommodation is available at a resort outside the park area.

 
 
 

GETTING THERE

 

 

Presently, the Crocker Range National Park is not open for public visits.  Therefore, those who intend to visit must obtain written permission from the Director of Sabah Parks.  This also applies to travel agents who are bringing tourist to the said park.

 
 
 
 

Crocker Range National Park

EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO : SABAH

NATIONAL PARKS