Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Hidden treasures of Sarawak

The northern highlands of Sarawak are not only rich in biodiversity but also have vast cultural sites, remnants of the early culture that once thrived in the Land of the Hornbill.

The Pulong Tau National Park encompassing the highlands constitutes the 17th national park in the country and is where the headwaters of the major rivers in the northeast of Sarawak can be found.

This national park, gazetted on March 24 last year, covering 59,817ha, also includes Sarawak’s highest peak Mount Murud, at 2,424m above sea level, in the north and the Tama Abu Range in the south.

Pulong Tau, which literally means “our forest” in the Kelabit and Lun Bawang dialects, is located within the Miri and Limbang divisions in the Kelabit highlands.

Continue reading (incl. pic) at: Hidden treasures of Sarawak

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