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ADVENTURE OUTSIDE KUCHING, BORNEO

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The Rainforests and Wildlife
For nature lovers, a venture outside Kuching is never a disappointment. Kuching has a number of national parks where you can enjoy the true tropical rainforests and wildlife.

Bako National Park
Bako offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak's forests and wildlife. It covers an area of 27 square km. There are a wide range of vegetation - swamp forests, mangrove forest, delicate cliff vegetation and almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. It has a rich variety of wildlife - long tailed macaque monkey, proboscis monkey, wild boar. There are 16 coloured coded trails system for hiking where you can spot the facinating wildlife.

Gunung Gading National Park
This is the home for the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia which can grow up to one metre in diameter. Seeing a blooming Raflesia is the highlight of the trip.

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Kubah National Park
Kubah National Park has an area of 2,230 ha. There is a wildest selection of palms and orchids in Borneo. The varied wildlife includes bearded pig, mouse deer, black hornbill, and many species of reptiles.

Matang Wildlife Center
It houses the endangered wildlife. The main attraction is the Orang Utan training programme. The young Orang Utans were either orphaned or rescued from captivity are to taught to survive in the wild. The Center also includes sambar deer, crocodiles, bears, hornbill, eagle ...


Longhouse Tours
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The Dayak (general names for the natives in Sarawak) longhouse is the main attraction for tourists coming to Sarawak. A longhouse is basically a terraced street of separate dwellings covered by one roof. Nowadays most longhouse dwellers wear practical modern clothing. It is best to go with an organised tour group to see their traditional rituals, customs and dances. Tour groups will be greeted with a glass of rice wine (tuak). You are then shown around and treated to various cultural performances and enjoy their traditional musics, dances and games.


The Great Niah Cave
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The modern human (Homo Sapiens) remains dating back to some 40,000 years ago was discovered in this Cave in 1954. It is now home to swiftlets and bats. Local tribesmen collect the nests for birds nest soup.


Mulu Cave
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A huge limestone cave in the heart of the tropical rainforest. It is the world's largest cave passage and South East Asia's longest cave system. The most interesting and scenic areas of the cave are illuminated and accessible by a wooden plank walk. A must for nature and cave lovers.


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KUCHING - YOUR BORNEO GATEWAY (page 1)
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LOVELY KUCHING (page 2)
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COMING TO KUCHING (page 3)
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FUN IN KUCHING (page 4)
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ALL THE GOODIES (page 5)
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SEE YOU & BON VOYAGE (page 7)
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