Thursday, January 01, 2009

Bako National Park Still A Popular Tourist Destination In Sarawak


KUCHING -- Sarawak's oldest national park, the Bako National Park, continues to be a popular destination for local and foreign tourists in the state, receiving an average of 80 visitors daily, Sarawak Forestry Department director Datuk Len Talif Saleh said Wednesday.

He said 31,000 tourists, with 70 per cent of them foreigners, visited the national park last year. The Bako forest was gazetted as a national park in 1957.

"We believe the number of visitors to the park will increase to 100 people a day this year," he told Bernama at the Kampung Bako jetty near the national park here.

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