Before venturing out into the hinterlands of Sarawak it’s a good idea to develop an understanding of exactly where in the world you are. With so much information to digest, there are few places better to start than at the Sarawak Museum complex with its sprawling trove of tribal artifacts.
Conveniently located only an hour from Kuching, Bako National Park is Sarawak’s oldest national park and one of the few places on the island to catch a glimpse of the rare proboscis monkeys which frequent the mangrove forests at low tide.
Set amongst the tropical backdrop for Kuching’s skyline, Kubah National Park is the easiest place from Kuching to amble amongst forested mountain trails and bathe beneath refreshing jungle waterfalls. Resplendent in over 100 types of palms, the diverse flora is matched only by the exotic fauna at the nearby Matang Wildlife Center located within the park boundaries.