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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Sarawak Tourism
  Getting There & Around
 
  Sarawak Map 1
  Sarawak Map 2
 
  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
  Iban (Sea Dayak's)
  Melanau
  Orang Ulu
 
  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
  ARTS & CRAFTS:
  General Info
  Pua Kumbu, Pua Sungkit & Pua Karap
   
  Eating Out, Nightlife & Local Delicacy
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Adventure Nature & Wildlife
  National Parks & Wildlife Conservation
   
  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
  General Info
  Bus Service / Transportation
  Map
 
  History & People
  Dining & Entertainment
  Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  Recreation & Sports
  Spa Retreats
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Kuching On Foot
  Heritage Trails
  Historical Buildings
  Museums
  Handicrafts
  Street Life
 
  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
  Batang Ai National Park
  Gunung Gading National Park
  Kubah National Park
  Kuching Wetlands National park
  Matang Wildlife Centre
  Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
  Santubong & Damai Beach
  General Info
  Irrawady Dolphin
  Sarawak Cultural Village
 
  Kuching Southwest
  Tourist Destination
  Teluk Melano & Sematan
 
  Sibu
  General Info
  Dining & Entertainment
  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
  General Info
  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
  Down Rejang River:
  General Info
 
  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Lambir Hills National Park
  Loagan Bunut National Park
  Niah National Park
  Similajau National Park
 
 
 
 
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
PLACES OF INTEREST : Adventure Nature & Wildlife
 
 

The opportunities for an adventure in Sarawak are as numerous as they are diverse.

 

Most tour operators offer trips from half a day to up to two weeks which can take in jungle trekking, mountain climbing, caving, mountain biking or river safaris. Jungle trekking is available in most of the national parks, offering a close-up view of the amazing flora and fauna of Borneo. Treks are graded according to fitness level required and accommodation could be in a tent, chalet, hostel or longhouse. Adding an intriguing element to a bush walk is the Headhunters? Trail in Gunung Mulu National Park.

 

The five to six day trek takes you overland and by longboat to forests, caves, river rapids, and the spectacular Pinnacles, along a trail once favoured by local raiding parties of centuries past. A river safari is an unbeatable way of seeing the jungle from the relative comfort of a motor-propelled longboat. Again, river safaris can be anything from a few hours to a couple of weeks, and can be guided tours or do-it-yourself. A good introduction to river cruising is an organised river safari and there are many available through tour operators in Sarawak. Two starting points within easy reach of Kuching are the Skrang and Lemanak rivers. However, there is also ample opportunity and water to strike out on your own, or with a personal guide. The best place to start is the Visitors Information Centre in Kuching. Gunung Mulu National Park in the northeast has plenty of excitement both above and below ground, with a heady climb up the famous Pinnacles or subterranean explorations of some of the world?s most impressive caves. Mountain biking is taking off in Sarawak and trails of varying lengths are established in the Kuching area near Bau, at Gunung Mulu National Park and at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Contact the respective park?s headquarters or the Sarawak Tourist Association for more details.

 
 

Sarawak's rainforest is one of the most diverse and protected ecosystems in the world today. For good reason, it is home to some of the most exotic flora and fauna only found in this treasure trove of nature's splendors. From the smallest bird to the biggest moth in the world!

 
 
HORNBILLS
 

Believed by the Iban's as a messenger from the spirit world, the majestic Hornbill is truly a sight to behold as it glides effortlessly from tree to tree.

 
 
 
PROBOSCIS MONKEY
 

Proboscis Monkey, is endemic to Borneo?s mangrove and peat swamps. With extremely protruding noses, you will meet this endangered species in Bako and Kuching Wetland National Parks.

 
 
 
SILVERED LEAF MONKEY
 

Swinging precariously but confidently from the trees in mangrove and peat swamp forest throughout Sarawak, this punkish looking yet shy primate, which lives on flower and fruits, is one of the most attractive and common primates.

 
 
 
RAJA'S BROOKE'S BIRDWING
 

This regal butterfly was named in honour of Sir James Brooke, the first White Raja's of Sarawak by the famous British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace in 1855.

 
 
 
ORANG UTAN
 

Encounter the famous ?Man of the Forest? found only on the island of Borneo and Sumatra. Sarawak still enjoys a big population of these great but endangered apes in the wild.

 
 
 
RAFFLESIA
 

A must see by many admirers and the curious traveler, this rare bloom is found in Gunung Gading National Park and endemic to Borneo. The Rafflesia Tuanmudae grows to the size of a large coffee table and has no leaves, emitting a strong odour when in bloom. It is the world's largest flower.

 
 
 
PITCHER PLANTS
 

Equally bizarre are these pitcher plants that trap insects, and some small mammals in its jug-like protuberances. Twenty one species of these plants have been recorded in Sarawak. They live on poor, acid soils, deficient in nitrogen. These plants are carnivorous which trap insects in the pitchers to provide them with some of their nitrogen needs. Its scientific name is Nepenthes. It starts as rosette plants and mature into tendril climbers. Some of the tendrils bears funnel-shaped pitchers.

 
 
 
BLACK-SIDED FLOWERPECKER & ATLAS MOTH
 

At 8 cm, the world?s smallest bird is slightly larger than a matchbox whilst the Atlas Moth is the world?s largest moth!

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Adventure Nature & Wildlife
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO