Sunday, 17 March 2013

Beautiful Places To Visit In : Sarawak,Malaysia



Hey guys!Ermm..my post now is more to travelling.School holiday is near the corner right?So I think some of you are looking for places to be visit with your family.Don't forget kayy to spend your time with your family.They need you!

Ok I'm going to bring all of you 'travel' in Malaysia.Malaysia consists of 13 states and three federal territories.I'm gonna start with my state first.I will show you one by one beautiful places to be visit in every states.



SARAWAK, MALAYSIA


Sarawak  : The Land of the Hornbills

Rich in history and heritage, this quarter of Borneo – the third largest island in the world – is home to a populace comprising of local ethnic groups including Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Bidayuhs and many more, who live together in total harmony.

Once upon a time the tree-smothered hills were Sarawak’s supreme treasures, yet in recent years the bleak realism of contemporary capitalism has put paid to many of them – unremitting logging has taken its toll and resulted in a thinning tropical forest.

Nevertheless intrepid explorers will be glad to know that the fundamental flavour of the region continues to inundate most features of life here – unscathed crooks of rough country still flourish, age-old longhouses are plentiful, murky rivers are abundant and secreted caverns and outlandish creatures abound. Most people love the idea of this Borneo masterpiece because of the legends of the head-hunter and blowpipes that permeate about it.



1) The Living Museum : Sarawak Cultural Village



Tucked away on the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, the Sarawak Cultural Village lets you immerse in true Sarawak culture and heritage. The village – located 35 kilometres from Kuching – is a living museum which depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak. This award-winning exhibit portrays the different ethnic groups’ respective lifestyles amidst the 14-acre tropical vegetation.

Also featuring fascinating 45-minute cultural performances – the song and dance performances are not something you’ll want to miss – the Sarawak Cultural Village is the venue for the renowned annual Rainforest World Music Festival. Handicrafts are proudly displayed and the authentic longhouses are the perfect way for you to get a tempting glimpse into true indigenous tribal daily life.

Things You Should Know: Wear comfortable walking shoes & light clothing. Sarawak being in the tropics, it is advisable to dress light. Bring Camera for those unforgettable moments / Suntan lotion / Sun Hat / Simple raincoat or poncho.








2) Gunung Mulu National Park



The largest national park in Sarawak, the Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by three mountains - Gunung Mulu, Gunung Api and Gunung Benarat. Spanning 52,865 hectares of primary rainforest, Mulu is dotted with swiftly flowing rivers, vertical cliffs and jungle streams.
Mulu’s greatest attractions – an approximate 300-kilometre stretch of snaking passages – lie buried underneath the forested mountains. They’re home to the largest cave chamber in the world, the Sarawak Chamber – which can house 40 Boeing 747s!

The surrounding area is a hotchpotch of above-ground attractions – the park is covered in rich primary rainforest and boasts excellent jungle treks and mountain hiking trails. One of the park’s top draws are the Pinnacles – 45 metre-high, razor sharp limestone spikes that jut out from the slopes of Gunung Api.














3) Sarawak Jong's Crocodile Farm


Situated at 18½ Miles (29km) Kuching-Serian Highway, a 20 minute leisure drive from Kuching Town, the capital of Sarawak, Land of Hornbills, boasts one of the largest and the only crocodile breeding farm in the country. Set amidst the charming backdrop of tall tropical trees, lush vegetation and local fruit trees lies this unique farm with over a thousand crocodiles bred in captivity. The farm provides a perfect sanctuary for the reptiles, saving the species from extinction. There are huge and deep concrete ponds and natural breeding grounds for the crocodiles to mate and multiply. Visitors are able to gaze at the snapping jaws, cold menacing eyes, sharp pointed teeth and powerful lashing tails of the crocs within short distance yet safe because of the metal fence. Apart from crocodiles there are also numerous rare species of birds and animals found only in the Borneo Island. Visitors can have the enchanting experience of walking freely among the monkeys, leopard-cats, sunbears, bearcats, pheasants, civets, barking deers, sambar deers, turtles, fruit bats, monitor lizards, pythons and even hornbills. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.

Things You Should Know: Wear comfortable walking shoes & light clothing. Sarawak being in the tropics, it is advisable to dress light. Bring Camera for those unforgettable moments / Suntan lotion / Sun Hat











4) Sarawak Bako National Park


Depart in the morning for Bako National Park. A half hour ride takes you to the fishing village of Bako to board a boat for the Park headquarters. Bako is the oldest gazetted national park in Sarawak. It offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak flora and fauna. The 16 square kilometres of primary forests is home to seven distinct ecosystems; beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, mangrove, peat swamp forests, mixed dipterocarp forest, heath forest and grasslands.

Constant erosion over millions of years has turned the Bako coastline into a unique geographical landmark. Cliff faces, sandstone structures, sea stacks and pristine sandy beaches dot the area. Wildlife thriving in the area includes the rather intrusive long tailed macaques which roam all over and their shier cousins, the silver leaf monkeys and the long-nosed, pot bellied proboscis monkey. Other denizens include flying lemur, mouse deer, bearded pigs, bats, tarsiers, slow loris and palm civet cats. Please note that these animals are wild and therefore, there is no guarantee that visitors will see them. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.










5) Semenggoh Orang-Utan Rehabilitation


Depart your hotel to visit the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres, the only remaining green belt near the city which acts as a sanctuary for Orang Utans. The main attraction is undeniably the Rehabilitation Centre, a temporary home for displaced Orang Utans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area. However there are few that will never re-learn their wild skills due to their long association with and resulting dependence on humans.

 Take a walk on the trails and try to spot semi-wild Orang Utans. There are feeding times scheduled everyday at the feeding platform. However always bear in mind that the main aim of the Centre is to return these animals back into their habitat. Do not be disappointed if you do not see any roaming the jungles or coming back to feed as this means they are able to forage on their own and do not need human assistance. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.
















6) Damai Beach Resort


I took the pictures from its own blog.Want to visit this resort?Click here!







6) Sarawak Gunung Gading National Park


Overland transfer about 2hrs from your hotel to Gading National Park. A trip to Gunung Gading may be incomplete without catching the rare sight of the blooming Raffesia. However, these unique plants bloom infrequently and have brief flowering period. Gading is the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia tuan-mudae (bunga pakma).

At full bloom this giant flower streches nearly one meter in width.The flowers can be found on specific vines like the host plant and develop into a bud which then becomes a gigantic flower, brownish red in colour. It stays in full bloom for about a week only. The main pollinator for this flower is the carrion fly.A comfortable plank walk makes the area where Rafflesia is commonly found accessible. The plank walk looms from a loop, which takes about one hour to complete, allowing time to enjoy the forest scenery along the way. Park rangers may be able to take you on a guided walk to a Rafflesia site and may even take you deeper into the forest if the plant is flowering there. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour. 







Actually there are lot more places to visit in Sarawak,Malaysia.This is just half of it.If you want to know more or wish to visit here,you can click here.There's plenty of packages for you to explore.Have fun!


1 comment:

srisahara said...

Animal, flower and the cultural village. I love them so much.I hope come to the island again, someday.

 
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