Wednesday, February 25, 2009


With its rainforest abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and trekking trails, Bako offers visitor an excellent introduction to the rainforest of Borneo. Bako may not have an instanly recognisable star attraction but there can be very few places in the world that pack so much natural beauty into such a limited area, all its sheer range of attractions and activities have made Bako one of the most popular parks in Sarawak.

Gazetted as a protected area on 1 May 1957 and was published to public on 4 may 1957. Bako is Sarawak's oldest national park, covering an area of 2,727 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. It is one of the smallest national park in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. A weii maintained network of trails from wasy forest strills to full day jungle terks, allows visitors to get the most out of this unique envirnment.
HOW TO GET to Bako National Park
First from Kuching City take a bus or taxi to Kampung Bako village. Then by boat to the park head quarter.

1) From Kuching by taxi to Kampung Bako. Then take a 30-minute boat ride to the Bako Park HQ at Teluk Assam. Taxi fare is RM 35 one-way.

There are Petrajaya bus No.6 and regular minibuses to Kampung Bako fishing village. From there you have to charter a boat to the Park HQ from the booth at the jetty.

2) Or by minibus from Kuching to Kampung Bako (Rm3.00 37km about 1 hour) follow the 30-minute boat ride across Sg. Santubong river.

Then by boat from Kampung Bako to Bako National Park.

At the boat jetty in Kampung Bako village , there is a visitor registration counter to pay Entrance fee RM10 per person.

The park-approved boats are there waiting for passenger. The one-way transport is RM40 per boat for 5 to 6 persons. If you do not want to wait for the boat to be full you can charter the whole boat for own self for RM40. The boat ride is an adventure in itself, with the skilled and experienced boatmen riding the surf at high speed, to the delight of most visitors.

No fixed departure time of the boats from the village to the park. The boats are operate by villagers who are ready at any time convenient to you.

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