The Garden of Eden

always wanted to go..

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Recently, while was in Mulu national park. I booked a short tour to one of hidden places named  in the program brochure as “The garden of Eden valley walk”. Cost at RM120 per person, minimum 3 Pax and maximum of 8 or so if not mistaken, as the park authorities are very conscious of the environment and do have quotas on certain activities and human presence at certain areas and time per day.

inside Deer cave

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Bako National Park

Bako National Park  is Sarawak’s oldest national park, located at the northern part of Kuching, surrounded by the south china sea, covering an area of 2,727 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. I have been here few times, sometimes alone,  and sometimes bringing friends and becoming their “tour guide”..  My last visit few days ago…. as a favour to my friends, was becoming the tour guide for 9 of them, who has never been here.

From the city, the drive to kg’. Bako jetty would take about 45 minutes.. We registered at the jetty, fill-up a form and and paid the entrance fee of RM8. That day the waves were a bit high. On calm seas, it would take only 2 boat  (5 -8 person boat, capacity) .. but the boatman said we needed 3 (due to safety reasons) .. Two way trip fee per boat was RM94 ..

boat fees.

The sea stack  is one of the iconic landscape mark at the park was only half visible as the tide was quite high… I was surprised that the tide could rise up to that level..

There are many trails that we can choose, For this trip, I chosen the easiest one named, Teluk Pandan Kecil, even though it is one of the shortest trekking distance, the view at the end is breath-taking. The breeze is so refreshing, and rejuvenating after that long walk, an experience that can’t be described by words, maybe this place  is just magical. This 2 km walk, has lots to offer along the way. Photographing would take more time and lots of stopping. Not suitable if you are bringing along parties that aren’t photo enthusiast. Plants, and if you are lucky, some wild animals are visible. You can normally see a proboscis monkey wandering around the swamp and a few wild boars too.  Continue reading “Bako National Park”