Sarawak is known as the land of the Hornbills as the protected bird is the symbol
of the state.
Sarawak is located on the northwest of Borneo Island. Covering a land area of
approximately 124,000 square km, it is the biggest state in Malaysia. 2/3 of the state is covered with
tropical rainforest, thus it is rich in flora and fauna.
Sarawak has an indigenous population of 27 ethnic groups. The main indigenous
group is the Dayaks, which consists of Ibans - the Sea Dayaks, and the Bidayuhs - the Land
- A Memorable Visit to Bako
Bako National Park, the oldest park in Sarawak, was opened to the public in 1957. It takes about than an hour from Kuching town to get there. There were mangrove swamps along the way.
- Semenggoh Wildlife Centre
Semenggoh Wildlife Centre Is an innovative Orang Utan conservation program - Heart 2 Heart with Orang Utan is a one day program which gives articipants a closer look to behind the scene orangutan conservaton work.
- Birding Havens in Sarawak
BORNEO Highlands Resort, Kubah National Park, Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Bako-Buntal Bay are birding havens as they are home to more than half of all bird species found in Sarawak.
- Segon Cave and Bung Brunggu
Segon Cave or Ta’ang Segon as it is popularly known to the locals was the earliest settlement of the Bidayuh Bisapug community, some 350 years ago.
Due to some reasons, the community later, moved down to Segon Cave and its surrounding area before they spread to live in the present four villages of the Bisapud Bidayuh, namely Kampung Simpok, Kampung Mundai, Kampung Sarig and Kampung Pesa, all in Padawan.
- Borneo Convention Centre
Borneo Convention Centre Wins 'Best Business Centres' Award. The rainforest-themed Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) project has won the MIPIM Asia Awards 2010 in the Best Business Centres category.
Wallace, who arrived in Sarawak at the invitation of Rajah Sir James Brooke on Nov 1, 1854, spent the next 15 months exploring and collecting an enormous 25,000 specimens, including 2,000 beetle species, 1,500 moth species and 1,500 other insect orders along the Sarawak River valley from Santubong to Bau as well as the peat swamps of Simunjan.
- 155,000ha allowed
The National Land Council has set 155,000 hectares of forest allowed to be cut annually under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) compared to 170,000 hectares in the previous Plan period.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah said the annual allowable cut (AAC) was set at that to ensure proper and effective forestry management planning.
“This is to balance timber yields with the forest size in line with the concept of sustainable forest management and optimum timber production.”
- Singer Dayang to Help Orang Utans
A conservation and wildlife ambassador under Pulau Banding Foundation and Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation, Dayang believes she can help out in the state.
“We are discussing where and how I can help in the conservation of Sarawak's nature and wildlife. I don't mind doing something with agencies like Sarawak Tourism Board,” she said at a press conference here yesterday.
- Ancient Croc Effigies
Carved from earth and used as part of rituals practised by the Iban and Lun Bawang communities, the 3,000-year-old effigies symbolise the enduring spirit of the crocodile.
The tropical amphibious reptile, it must be noted, outlived the dinosaurs that ruled the earth millions of years ago.
Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy