Faces of
Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Bako National Park

address: Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia - Tel: (+6) 011-225049
Bako National Park, Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.
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Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.

It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. The Park is relatively easy to explore with a well-maintained network of nature trails - from easy forest strolls to full-day jungle treks.
It is also the place see wild life such as the proboscis monkey (the one with funny nose) and the Bornean bearded pig, Bako???s largest mammal, which can come really near to the accommodations at the Headquarter.

Getting There
From Kuching, take a taxi or Petra Jaya Bus No. 6 to Kampung Bako (Bako Village). From there it’s a 30min interesting boat ride to the headquarter.

Accommodation
Park accommodation consists of 3-bedroom Chalets, 2-bedroom Lodges, 4-bedroom Hostels and a camping ground.
For inquires contact:

National Parks Booking Office,
Visitors Information Centre,
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg,
93000 Kuching Sarawak,
Tel: (+6) 082 248088 Fax: (+6) 082 248087
Online booking: http://ebooking.com.my

Links: More Info on Bako National Park (Sarawak Forestry)


Hotels in in Kuching
HOSTELS
in Kuching
B & B Inn
located in the city centre, one of the longest running hostels in Kuching
Nomad Borneo Bed & Breakfast
The Nomad Bed & Breakfast is situated in the centre of Kuching City
Things to do & see
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum. ... more
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages. ... more
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Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu), Kuala Terengganu
Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu ... more

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall. ... more