Sarawak is the largest Malaysian state but at the same time the most sparsely populated. Traditionally it’s known as the “Land of the hornbills” due to the large number of these magnificent birds that could once be found here. Unfortunately, habitat loss and poaching have seen the numbers drop to alarming low levels.
The state’s capital Kuching is the gateway to this part of Borneo and its many National parks. The two most popular being Bako and Gunung Mulu.
Bako is only a short drive and boat ride away from Kuching and a good place to have encounters with proboscis monkeys which are only found in Borneo.
Gunung Mulu National Park is Sarawak’s first UNESCO World Heritage site with the world’s largest limestone cave system much of which is to this date still unexplored. Miri and Mulu are only a short flight from Kuching and nature lovers will love this unique environment.
Some of Sarawak’s attractions are:
- Bako National Park
- Caving in Gunung Mulu National Park
- Bat exodus
- Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary in Kuching
- Visit of traditional longhouses of the Iban tribe
- Bantang Ai National Park