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THE SIGHTS OF SARAWAK


BAKO NATIONAL PARK

Water village near Bako National Park
Water village near Bako National
Park

Bako National Park is the oldest park in Sarawak, being created in the 1950's, and offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak's forests and wildlife. It is the home of Proboscis Monkeys, Long-tailed Macaques, Silver leaf monkeys, wild boars, squirrels, monitor lizards, and magnificent bird life. A special aspect of Bako is its plant life.

 

Proboscis monkey in the mangroves - Bako N.P.
Proboscis monkey in the 
        mangroves - Bako N.P.



It contains a wide range of vegetation - peat swamp forests, padang (grassland) vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest, cliff vegetation beach vegetation, heath, and pitcher plants - it is said that it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo.

 

 


 

The Sea Stack at Bako N.P.
The Sea Stack at Bako N.P.
Access to the area is only by boat. Bako also has some good white sand beaches. All the beaches are are bordered by limestone and sandstone cliffs. The action of the sea has left some unusual rock formations, such as the well known "Sea Stack". It is possible to spend a half day, a full day or even a number of days in the area. We recommend that a full day trip be allocated to the area to be able to take in the various diversity of the Park.

 

 

 


photographs on this page are courtesy of Phil Youdale and Wayne Tarman (Bako Sea Stack)