Monday, May 14, 2007

Sarawak - Land Of The Hornbills

To all nature lovers all over the world, this is the place you have to visit. Welcome to Sarawak, the land of the hornbills.

Sarawak is situated in Malaysia Borneo, the largest state in the country. The colourful history under the rule of White Rajahs, rich tapestry of cultures and superb natural attractions make it a mesmerising holiday destination.

It is filled with heritage buildings in most parts of Kuching, its capital city. But most special about Sarawak is it's Eco-adventure land, great for trekking, caving, mountain climbing, kayaking, biking, rafting and diving.

Take your pick as the state has a wide range of international-standard beach resorts, jungle resorts, star studded hotels as well as it's famous longhouse-style resorts.


Places of Interest available in Sarawak are :

Kuching Waterfront - It's 900m long esplanade, with landscaped surroundings and eateries, is a popular place for locals and foreigners alike. You can also find other attractions along the way here like the Square Tower and Chinese History Museum.

Main Bazaar - Reputed to be the oldest street in the city, you will find that the shop houses here enjoy immense popularity for bewildering variety of items, from ethnic crafts, textiles to bamboo mats and also pottery. Fantastic if you're that sort of person who simply loves to take back souvenirs.

Sarawak Museum - Hailed to be the finest in Southeast Asia. The old wing is designed in the style of a Normandy town house. Within the same grounds you would also find an Aquarium, Botanical Garden and a Heroes' Memorial.

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre - Enjoy the amazing experience of standing close to orang utans in their natural habitat. Watch them swing gracefully as they make their way here during the feeding times. Close by you would find Matang Wildlife Centre where you get to see the animals in enclosures.<Sarawak Cultural Village - This happens to be an award-winning attraction, as it showcases the diverse lifestyles of the state's ethnic groups. Here you get to visit their authentic dwellings and view their crafts, household items and musical instruments. It's lively cultural performance is a major highlight here. Sarawak Cultural Village is the venue for the annual Rainforest World Music Festival.

Damai Beach - The major vacation spot, with some of the state's best beach resorts. Enjoy a wide range of water sports activities at the resorts. Tour's can be arranged to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphin. Other popular beaches include Siar, Sematan, Penyok, Bandung in Kuching as well as Luak Bay and Hawaii Beach in Miri. The National Parks of Bako, Similajau and Tanjung Datu also boast beautiful beaches.

Gunung Gading National Park - Here you get to see beautiful cascading waterfalls, rare foliage and a chance to see Rafflesia, the worlds largest flower.

Mulu National Park - This UNESCO World Heritage site offers spectacular attractions. Gunung Mulu has the world's largest cave chamber and the world's most extensive cave system with razor sharp limestone pinnacles.

Sunday Market in Satok - Browse through a wide array of goods from handicrafts, flowers, local snacks to traditional delicacies. The bustling atmosphere of things taking place makes a trip here enjoyable.


2 comments:

P2..DotCom Founder said...

Nice blog and interesting contents. Thank you for sharing beautiful places in Sarawak

NIHAL said...

Thank you for your comment, I try to ensure that my posts are worthy of note and are part of my admirations that surround me, like the beautiful places in my country, Malaysia.