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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Senarai Tempat Pelancongan Menarik Di Negeri Sarawak, Malaysia


Assalamualaikum & salam sejahtera semua

kali ini kita akan menjelajah kepulauan Borneo negeri mendapat gelaran Land of the Hornbills iaitu Sarawak. Seperti yang ada sedia maklum, sempena dengan tahun Melawat Malaysia 2014, saya akan menyenaraikan info-info dan destinasi pelancongan terbaik yang ada di Malaysia.

Sarawak negeri yang terbesar di Malaysia, negeri yang kaya dengan pelbagai khazanah alam semula jadi dari laut yang membiru sehingga gunung ganang seluas mata memandang. Antara Negeri di Malaysia yang mempunyai Paling banyak Taman Negara seperti Mulu Caves National Park, Niah National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, Batang Ai National Park dan lain-lain. 

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Entry kali ini saya menyenaraikan destinasi percutian yang menarik untuk dilawati sekiranya anda datang bercuti  ke Negeri Sarawak, jadi jom lihat senarai di bawah :P 


List Of Interesting Places In Negeri Sarawak, Malaysia 
Senarai Kawasan Pelancongan Yang Menarik Di Negeri Sarawak, Malaysia 


Taman Negara Gunung Mulu / Mulu Caves National Park 

Mulu Caves National Park is home to one of the longest networks of caves in the world. Here lies the worlds largest underground chamber, the Sarawak Chamber, capable of accommodating forty Boeing 747 airplanes. In Mulu, you will also find one of the worlds biggest cave passage, Deer Cave, which can fit five cathedrals the size of Saint Paul's in London. Another key attraction is Clear Water Cave, the longest cave in Southeast Asia. The massive caves here are home to millions of bats and cave swiftlets that swarm out into the jungle in great clouds every evening at dusk! 

The outdoorsy type will be pleasantly surprised by some of the best examples of tropical limestone weathering in the world, including enormous razor-sharp pinnacles, deep-cut canyons, appropriately named The Pinnacles. There are tough but rewarding multi-day hikes available from the resort. A guide and porter are recommended 

Niah National Park / Taman Negara Niah 

Niah National Park the scenery is spectacular and breathtaking. The area is a center of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago , and has one of the largest cave entrance in the world, the Paleolithic and Neolithic cemeteries and wood carvings, frescoes iron-age. Cave paintings are situated near the house wall paintings that tell a boat trip off the head of life after death , including the remnants of the wreckage "death ships" that are scattered on the floor of the cave - boat-shaped coffins (its contents were transferred to the Sarawak Museum ). The surrounding area is also decorated by thick forest and is home to many species of plants and wildlife. 

Until now, the caves remain as an important place for people from the local community , such as birds' nests and guano collection to be important for their economic resources. Niah Caves is a very pleasant place if you want to stay here a few days, although some of the major attractions are open during the day for visitors. Niah National Park is located in Sungai Niah , about 3 km from the small town of Batu Niah , Miri 110km southwest. The park has a visitor center and a nice stay , and very easy to walk around it in the presence of plankwalk network throughout the park. A pair of good walking shoes and a flashlight are essential items that should be taken 

Gunung Gading National Park / Taman Negara Gunung Gading 

Gunung Gading is home to the world's largest flower, the rafflesia, which can grow up to one metre in diameter. When in bloom the flower gives off a nasty smell which attracts flies and other insects. The rafflesia has no specific season but the rainy season provides better blooming frequencies. It takes nine months to mature and flowering lasts only 4 or 5 days before dying. 

Seeing a blooming rafflesia is certainly the highlight of a trip to Gunung Gading, but the Park and the whole Lundu area are well worth visiting anyway. The rugged mountain peaks that make up the Park provide a scenic backdrop to the nearby town of Lundu, and the nearby beaches at Pandan and Siar. Gunung Gading also has some enjoyable walks and a challenging jungle trek 

Lambir Hill National Park / Taman Negara Bukit Lambir 

The Lambir Hill National Park is located along the Miri-Bintulu road, about 30km south of Miri Town. With area about 6,952 hectares, it was gazetted and opened to public on 1975. The park is consists of the central portion of the Lambir Hills, a rugged east-west trending sandstone escarpment with a maximum height of 465 meters, has an outstanding regional and global conservation significance for its extraordinary species-rich forest which is ideal for botanist and researchers throughout the world. 

1,050 different species of tree out of 7,000 total species and over 1,000 species of insect life are found within the small sample area of 52ha. The park covered with more than half of the area with rich natural mixed Dipterocarp forest, where huge, tall Dipterocarp trees such as Kapur, Meranti, Kempas and Selangan Batu. Shorter trees like Rhu Bukit, Selunsur Bukit, low shrubs, pitcher plants and orchids are found in the Kerangas forest. Apart from the various tree species, the park is very rich in other plant species such as ferns, gingers, vines, palms, mushrooms, moss and lichen, flowering and fruiting shrub trees, climbers and creepers. The fungi of Lampir hill are numerous and remarkable, this including the phosphorescent (illuminate) species that glows in the dark. Animals like bats, monkeys, pangolins and barking deer are those found as well and more than 150 species of birds have been recorded. 

Batang Ai National Park / Taman Negara Batang Ai 

Batang Ai National Park is located in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak, in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is located in Lubok Antu, some 250 kilometers east of Kuching. The Park is located at Sarawak about 250km from Kuching City with a covering area of 24,040 hectares of rainforest and the artificial lake. The lake is also the Sarawak’s only artificial lake, which stretches up to Skrang, Lemanak, Engkari and Ai Valleys. The artificial lake now acts as a water dam that feed to the Batang Ai Hydro Electric Complex to generate the electricity for Sarawak’s use. Batang Ai National Park was gazetted as a protected area in early 1991. 

Visitors can take a boat ride upriver from the dam, about an hour’s of boat ride to see beautiful lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, with drooping trees overhanging the rivers. The rivers are fast flowing, clear and very refreshing. The water level gets quite low during the dry seasons where visitors normally have to help push their boats upstream. Here, the main mode of communication is river transport. 

The park is home to many protected species like the Orang Utan, hornbills and gibbons. Other major attraction upriver is the Iban longhouse. This longhouse gives the authentic atmosphere as most of the longhouse dwellers still practise their traditional lifestyle. The Ibans produce local handicrafts, like their ‘Pua Kumbu’, rattan backpacks ‘selabit’, rattan mats and even gourd for collecting water. Please note that, if you are staying in Iban longhouse, you need to be aware of local Iban customs so as not to offend anybody. 

Bako National Park / Taman Negara Bako

Sarawak's oldest national park was established in 1957, covers a modest 27 sq. km., and is about 37km from Kuching. It's known for its extraordinary natural scenery, habitats, plants and wild life. Its most significant features are secluded coves and rugged rocky headlands with magnificent steep cliffs that overlook the South China Sea. The sea spray, wave action and the wind have also carved out magnificent sea arches and sea stacks at the base of the cliffs, some rearing above the waves like a mighty serpent's head. 

The attractive sandstone formations appear pink with iron patterns on the cliff. Further inland, waterfalls tumble down into freshwater pools in a tranquil and idyllic jungle setting. Bako contains an incredible variety of plant species and vegetation types, and this is one of the parks great attractions. At Bako it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found 

Bako is also home to approximately 275 rare proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. The best times for seeing wildlife at Bako are just after dawn and just before dusk, when the animals are at their most active. Bako is a fascinating place for bird watching, as over 150 species have been recorded here. Bakos extensive trail system is made up of 16 colour-coded jungle trails which offer a range of walking and hiking options. The fit and adventurous can opt for full- day jungle hikes or overnight camping expeditions, whilst those who prefer to take it easy can opt for a relaxing forest walk. 

Kuching Town / Bandar Kuching 

Described as one of the most attractive cities in Southeast Asia, Kuching is the State capital. It is a city rich in history, and modern day Kuching is a delightful blend of modern structures and old-world charm. Kuching is divided by the Sarawak River; the south is a commercial residential area, dominated by Chinese, while the north shore is predominantly Malay in character, with old kampong houses lining the river. The two parts of the city are very different in character and even have separate mayors and separate town halls 

Kuching means ‘cat’ in Malay and there are a number of suggestions as to how Sarawak’s capital acquired the name. Local legend has it that James Brooke (see section on ‘history’), pointing towards the settlement across the river, enquired what it was called. Whoever he asked, mistakenly thought he was pointing at a passing cat. If that seems a little far-fetched, the Sarawak Museum offers a few more plausible alternatives, the most likely of which is that the town may have originally have been known as Cochin – port – a word commonly used across India and Indochina. 

Sarawak Cultural Village / Perkampungan Budaya Sarawak 

Known as the 'Living Museum', the Cultural Village was set up to preserve and showcase Sarawak's cultural heritage. Located at Pantai Damai, Santubong, just 32km from the state capital, Kuching, it is the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle. Sprawled across 17 acres, there are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities from Sarawak's diverse tribes like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They wear traditional costumes and also put on dances for visitors. 

The village residents provide information on their various traditional cultures and lifestyles. You can see replicas of buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak; longhouses of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, a Melanau tall-house and a Chinese farm house among others. The village also has a theatre, where you can enjoy multicultural dance performances. Besides this, there is a restaurant and handicraft shop. You can even get married at the Sarawak Cultural Village, in traditional Iban, Malay, Bidayuh or Orang Ulu style. 

The Iban longhouse has separate rooms placed side by side, all of which open to a long communal hall, used for leisurely activities like wood carving and basket weaving. Guests are often invited to attend nightly ceremonies and drink a potent rice wine, tuak, which the Iban make themselves. Comfortable guesthouses are also available for visitors. 

Jong's Crocodile Farm / Taman Buaya Jong's 

Situated at 18 Miles (29km) Kuching/ Serian Highway, a 20 minute leisure drive from Kuching Town, the capital of Sarawak, Land of Hornbills, boasts one of the largest and the only crocodile breeding farm in the country. 

Set amidst the charming backdrop of tall tropical trees, lush vegetation and local fruit trees lies this unique farm with over a thousand crocodiles bred in captivity. The farm provides a perfect sanctuary for the reptiles, saving the species from extinction. There are huge and deep concrete ponds and natural breeding grounds for the crocodiles to mate and multiply. Visitors are able to gaze at the snapping jaws, cold menacing eyes, sharp pointed teeth and powerful lashing tails of the crocs within short distance yet safe because of the metal fence. 

Apart from crocodiles there are also numerous rare species of birds and animals found only in the Borneo Island. Visitors can have the enchanting experience of walking freely among the monkeys, leopard-cats, sunbears, bearcats, pheasants, civets, barking deers, sambar deers, turtles, fruit bats, monitor lizards, pythons and even hornbills. 


Bungai Beach / Pantai Bungai 

Location: Miri, About 1 hour drive from Miri and situated near Kampung Bungai in Bekenu is Bungai Beach. Bungai Beach is popular with beachgoers who appreciate its pristine beach, clear waters, and the beauty of the untouched surroundings. Its relatively secluded and a great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Gunung Murud / Murud Mountain

Mount Murud at the elevation of 2,424 meter, is the highest mountain in Sarawak, located at the boundary between Miri and Limbang Division, in the Kelabit Highlands. Mountaineers can tackle Gunung Murud (2,424m, reasonable going) or the famous Batu Lawi (2,043m, very tough) located within the Kelabit Highlands area. However, these are both serious expeditions and guides and porters will need to be hired (RM 80 per day) in Bario or Bakelalan. For Batu Lawi, mountaineering equipment and experience is also necessary. Trekking are needed about four days trek through forest that is now part of Pulong Tau National Park for those who wish to visit Batu Lawi.

Bario

Lying at an altitude of about 3,500 feet above sea level in the north-eastern corner of Sarawak is the famous Bario Highland, a Kelabit territory, one of the minority Orang Ulu tribes of Sarawak. Bario means ‘Wind’ in Kelabit language. (the correct pronunciation is ‘Bariew’).

It is affectionately known as the ‘land of a hundred handshakes’as this is how friendly locals will greet you as you wander around the community. Bario proper is the gateway to the Kelabit highlands, thanks to its airport and a small network of roads leading to some of the nearby villages. About thirteen villages are located in & around Bario area and Kampung Bario Asal is the first. This is a must-visit longhouse where one can see the ancient timbers of the unique kitchen darkened by the constant smoke of generations of cooking fires.

Most of the area’s accommodation is found in and around Bario, and it is the main starting point for treks throughout the area. One can go kayaking or immerse in the historical tales of the monoliths that dot the area. The place has incredible organic food such as the famous Bario rice and pineapple. One of their annual events is the internationally known Bario Food Festival also known as ‘Pesta Nukenen’, held in July each year.

Sibu

Sibu is the largest port and commercial centre in the Rejang Basin and the gateway to Central Sarawak. Located at the confluence of the Rejang and Igan Rivers, approximately 130 km from the South China Sea, Sibu is a thriving modern town with a vibrant centre and a bustling, crowded waterfront. To visitors, Sibu feels more down-to-earth than relaxed Kuching. There is still something of the pioneer style about the town, and its people are direct, plain-speaking and assertively friendly. Of course, their smiles may be partly due to the belief that Sibu has more millionaires per capita than any other city in Borneo.

The mighty Rejang, almost a mile (1,600 km) wide, is the dominant feature of the town, and a room with a river view is highly recommended for vibrant impressions of waterfront life. The river is a source of constant activity, with ocean-going vessels manoeuvring delicately between speeding express boats, battered river launches and tiny sampans. Rejang sunsets can be truly spectacular.

Tusan Beach

Tusan Beach, about an hour’s drive from Miri, is a getaway spot for city dwellers who wish to commune with nature. Tusan Beach and Clifffs is a series of relatively narrow white sand beaches broken by rock outcorps and backend by a mixture of sandstone and limestone cliffs for its entire 11km length. The views from the top of the cliffs are spectacular, expecially at sunset. No direct beach access – walk from Bakam Beach or Bungai Beach. The clifftop can accessed from the coastal road. Bekenu town with its seafood market is just 15 minutes’ drive away.

Santubong

Only 35 minutes drive from Kuching, the Santubong area has a great deal to offer the visitor. It has some superb natural attractions centred on the rainforest slopes of Mount Santubong, its mangrove forests, rivers, near shore waters and mudflats. These different habitats are home to variety of wildlife making Santubong one of the best sites in Sarawak to see a range of wildlife in a natural setting.

The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, which inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. On rare occasions finless porpoises and Indo-pacific humpback dolphins are sighted in the waters off Santubong. There are a few interesting coastal villages (kampungs) in the Santubong Peninsula. The most accessible from Damai is Kampung Santubong, a well-kept Malay village at the foot of Mount Santubong.

Old State Mosque / Kuching Mosque

Previously the State Mosque of Sarawak and an integral part of the Kuching landscape, the Kuching Mosque; affectionately known as ‘Masjid Lama’ (Old Mosque), the present structure was built in 1968 to replace an original wooden one built in 1852. Best seen from the river, its gilded cupolas make it one of the city’s most striking landmarks, particularly at sunset. Visitors to mosques are requested to dress respectfully and remove their shoes. Non-Muslims may not enter during prayer times.

Fort Margherita (Brooke Gallery)

Fort Margherita was built in 1879 to guard Kuching’s river approaches from pirates. Named after Charles Brooke’s wife, Ranee Margaret, it is an extremely interesting building. Recently renovated and turned into the Brooke Gallery  it houses a wide range of memorabilia of the Brooke Era. Sampans go to the Fort from various Waterfront jetties and it is a short walk form the northern end of the Darul Hana Bridge. You may only enter the fort if you pay the entrance fee for the Brooke Gallery.


Entry ini ditulis khas menyokong kempen tahun melawat malaysia 2014.


P/s: Banyak lokasi menarik yang boleh dikunjungi ada di Negeri Bumi Kenyalang, jadi apa lagi jom cuti-cuti Malaysia ke Sarawak. Diharapkan entry ini boleh dijadikan sebagai rujukan / panduan sekiranya anda mencari info, senarai kawasan yang menarik ada di sekitar Negeri Sarawak dan jangan lupa bookmark entry ini.


Senarai di atas hanyalah sebahagian kecil daripada tempat yang wajib dikunjungi sekiranya anda melawat Sarawak, jadi bagi anda yang mempunyai info / maklumat tambahan mengenai destinasi pelancongan  lain yang menarik yang ada di Sarawak  boleh di ruang komen sebagai rujukan kita bersama.

52 comments:

  1. Jgn lupa pg lundu, naik gunung serapi dlm tu ada waterfall jugak...3 jam je naik ke puncak jalan kaki sebab jalan berturap...kalau guna laluan hutan xtau la brapa jam..hehehe..pg damai beach ada gunung santubong,kalau nk shopping belacan dtg Bintulu!hahaha...pg kubah ria gak..ehh..serabut dh..ekeke...

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    1. wah org sarawak dah datang..he..he,, tq niesa.. very good information :P nice sharing...

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    2. hahaha..niesa pun xpg lg semua tmpt yg sobri senaraikan tu kecuali bandar kuching..heee..boleh je jd tour guide!ouh!ouh lupa!jgn lupa singgah pasar serikin gak(sempadan malaysia n indonesia)

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  2. Assalamualaikum sobri. wahh bestnya. bilalah dapat sheila jejak ke sini. hiewhiew. sheila singgah dan klik tabung awak ~~~

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  3. menarik jugak...mmg teringin nak pergi sarawak...tak sampai2 lagi...

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  4. assalam banyak sekali tempat menarik lagi cantik di Sarawak.ya....rugi kalau xmelawatnya...artikel yg ditulis dgn sgt baik ni boleh dijadikan rujukan panduan...

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    1. wasalam sis..terima kasih..smoga bmanfaat bg yg mncari info :P

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  5. sarawak negeri yang kaya dengan flora dan fauna. sesiapa yang nakkan ketenangan dari kesibukan bandar boleh bercuti di sini. :D hehe

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  6. bila nak gi sana , search jer kat blog nih ... note .

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  7. ish ish best betul hihihi. Bila lah qila nak kaya and travel semua tu hihihi

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    1. he..he..jangan lupa qilah sya nak tmpang skali..

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  8. pernah pegi taman buaya jongs and cultural village hehehehe

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  9. Bru sempat dtg sini...

    semua menarik dn cantik2

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  10. Negeri yg belum saya jejaki di Malaysia ialah Sarawak... in shaa Allah, akan ke sana nanti.. t kasih atas perkongsian info ni ye bro Sobri.. :)

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  11. tak pernah lagi sampai sarawak.. paling menarik tengok gua niah tu.. kalau nak melancong boleh akak cari artikel kat blog sobri je lepas ni.. lengkap semua negeri ada.. menabung churp2 semua.. tabung lain tak keluar..

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    1. owh..nanti jgn lpa melawat.. he..he..ltih saya buat list sis.. tq mnabung ::P

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  12. Pantai Bungai Beach tu cantiknya...Air terjun kat taman negara tu pun macam bestkan..

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  13. Blue Birds & Horoscope for you!!!

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  14. Lepas ni pergi Sarawak .. 2 tempat jer target.. Gua Mulu dan Sarawak Culture Village.. :D

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  15. Assalammualaikum..sobri,

    Tempat2 nie , memang menarik dan cantik2 sangat.. rumah jong dan perkampung melayu sarawak.. ingin sangat gi..

    mselim3

    pls: best dapat tgk tempat2 menarik nie..

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  16. Kuching Town, waterfront dgn deretan kedai kek lapis sarawak tu dah gi dah.. mmg superb la.. macam hari raya plak rasa kalau masuk dlm kedai2 tu kan.. tester banyakkk berderet2.. semua kedai.. tak yah beli takpe.. dah kenyang.. ahaha

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    1. wah org sarawak sudah dtg..tq atas tips.. memng best kek lapis sarawak.. faveret tu..klau raya rajin p umah jiran cari kek ni sbab anak dia keja kat kuching :P

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  17. Pernah pergi sekali je Sarawak... Tu pun tak sempat nak melancong sangat sebabnya pergi sana untuk attend majlis kawin... Teringan gak nak gi melancong dengan tuan punya blog ni... Hahaha...

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  18. Nice post, postingan ini, kalau nanti aku mau ke Serawak bisa jadi panduan.

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  19. yeayy dah dapat info sikit tentang Sarawak..
    thx Sobri =)

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  20. salam sdr Sobri, menarik artikel sdr cuma lebih menarik lagi jika di tulis dalam Bahasa Malaysia. Sila email saya zalhass1968@gmail.com

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  21. Nk buat correction. Lambir national park yer.. bkn lampir.. mcm mak lampir plak.. hehe.. peace..

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  24. sya org semenanjung & wife berasal dr mukah, sarawak,,,mmg best kt mukah, terutama makanan, budaya, tempat menariknya. paling syok ialah makan umai

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  25. Baru nk ke sarawak bln jan 2016 ni..insyaAllah

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  26. Baru nk ke sarawak bln jan 2016 ni..insyaAllah

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