Sunday, August 12, 2007

Stunning Lakei island nearby Bako National Park

The legendary island of Lakei, located on the north-eastern tip of the Bako Peninsula, is a place that I have always wanted to visit, and with the Bako 50th Anniversary Media and Press Trip, I received the opportunity to do so. The island’s history and scenery exceeded all the expectations I had, and I highly recommend it to anybody who has the chance to go.

According to our host, who was with the Sarawak Forest Corporation (SFC), the island’s name may derived from the Chinese ‘lakia’ which means ‘native’. Chinese merchants who came from mainland China came to the island of Lakei to trade many centuries ago.

The tranquil boat trip to Lakei, which started from Bako National Park Headquarters, took about half an hour, and on the way there, we were humbled by amazing natural formations of sea stacks.

Unsurprisingly, the boatman slowed down frequently so that all of his passengers could absorb the stunning natural environment, and take photos to remember its beauty.

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