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  Gunung Mulu National Park
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SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
MIRI : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Lambir Hills National Park
 
 

LAMBIR HILLS NATIONAL PARK

MIRI DISTRICT

 

Consisting of the central portion of the Lambir hills, a rugged sandstone escarpment around 495m high, the park has outstanding regional and global significance for its extraordinary species-rich forest. It is located about 30km from Miri along the Bintulu road, covers an area of 6,949ha and was granted park status in 1975. There is a trail system within the park composed of primary, secondary and tertiary trails. There are four primary as well as seven secondary trails and one tertiary trail. All were constructed to allow visitors to explore the park.

 

They are wellmarked and lead to waterfalls, pools, hills, valleys and forests. Guides are only required for the summit trail that leads to Lambir?s pinnacles. A number of waterfalls exist within the park with the Latak Waterfall being the most popular among visitors. About 25m high, it plunges steeply into a large deep pool fringed by a broad sandy beach. One area is classed as a research plot and is operated as a joint venture by the centre for tropical sciences of the Smithsonian Institute, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan and the Forest Research Centre, Sarawak. The centre has established a 52ha plot where all trees over 1cm in diameter (at breast height) are tagged. Over 320,000 trees covering 1,200 species have been tagged.

 
 
FLORA & FAUNA
 

 

Most of the park is covered with mixed dipterocarp forest where huge hardwood trees, such as meranti and selangan batu reach great heights. Other forest types include the kerangas (heath) forest. Kerangas comes from the Iban word meaning a place where paddy (rice) cannot grow. Kerangas vegetation is found on sandy soils where the water quickly seeps through the ground. These species tend to be smaller, having adapted by spreading out lots of roots to trap water. However, in dry periods, they burn easily. Apart from the trees, the park has a rich variety of other species including ferns, gingers, vines, fungi, mosses, lichens and flowering shrubs. The area is also rich in palms and pitcher plants. Bird and animal life is also plentiful. At present, 237 species of birds have been recorded. Bearded pigs, barking deer, scaly anteater, monkeys and gibbons as well as a varied insect life are well represented in the park.

 
 
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Waterfalls and pools

  • Research plot

  • Large dipterocarps

  • Forest trails

  • Bird watching

 
 

 
 
PLANNING AN ITINERARY

Its proximity to Miri makes this an ideal destination for those seeking to get away from it all, for a few days or over the weekend. A 40m tree tower provides spectacular views of the dipterocarp forest. Get a closer look at the forest canopy and get acquainted with the various species of flora. This is also a good opportunity to do a spot of bird watching. Go jungle trekking along the forest trails in this species rich forest and immerse yourself in nature's ways. With the rich variety of species around, you're bound to discover something new and exciting along the way. For the uninitiated, a suspension bridge adds to the fun and adventure. At the end of it all awaits a rocky pool of such enchanting green that you simply cannot resist. So take a dip in the cool, emerald green depths and come out totally refreshed.

 
 
ACCOMMODATION

The park?s proximity to Miri makes it a popular destination. There is a variety of forest lodges to suit groups of different sizes. Some lodges have air-conditioning and others have only fans. An open campsite can accommodate up to 200 people and a small canteen provides simple meals and drinks. The park also has an information centre, an audio-visual room and toilets.

 
 
GETTING THERE

The park is easily, accessible, being only half an hours drive away from Miri.  You may opt to join the organised trips departing Miri in the early morning and returning to Miri after lunch.  Arrangements can also be made for overnight stays, on request.

National Parks in Malaysia - Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, East Malaysia or Borneo

 
 
 
MIRI : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Lambir Hills National Park
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO