Bako National Park, is one of the oldest national park in Sarawak, a state of Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The national park was established in 1957 and it covers approximately 27 square kilometers in size. Despite its seemingly small size in comparison to other national parks in Sarawak, it has, according to Sarawak Tourism Board website, almost every types of vegetation that you can find on the island of Borneo which include Swamp Forest, Scrubland, Mangrove Forest, Dipterocarp Forest and Delicate Cliff Vegetation. Apart from types of vegetation, the website also claimed Bako National Park is home to many wildlife that include Long-tailed Macaque Monkeys, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Bearded Pigs, Squirrel, Monitor Lizards and the highlight, the Proboscis Monkeys that is endemic to the island of Borneo.
Having said above, this writing is not about promoting Bako National Park but to document what I have discovered at this park during my 2 Day 1 Night visit as well as some tips and information that may be helpful for you guys who is planning to visit this park. Whether it is worth a visit or not, it will be up to you to decide.
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Our original plan was to head to one of Kuching famous Kueh Chap shop for our dinner. Unfortunately the shop was not open probably due to the opening of the ghost gate (a local belief) on our intended visiting day.
While discussing where to have our dinner next since all of us were already starving to death, one person came up with a suggestion. “Let’s go to Wakakakaka Cafe.”
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If you’re looking for a morning walk or a brief hiking, why not head over to Bukit Singai in Kuching, Sarawak. But first of all, we would like to highlight that this place may not be suitable for everyone. It’s more sort of a religious place but free for anyone to visit, so if you’re not interested, you may want to skip this one.
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They say you must not fail to try Kueh Chap if you are visiting Kuching. This is one of the three famous dishes you must try out in Kuching after the Kolo Mee and Sarawak Laksa.
A bowl of Kueh Chap (non-halal) normally contains herbal broth, pork meat, pork belly, pork intestines, toupok (fried tofu skin), boiled egg, youtiao (chinese cruller) and is normally served with rice flakes or a bowl of rice. If the ingredients sounds familiar to you, yes, this is quite similar to the other famous dish in Malaysia, Bak Kut Teh except the herbal broth used is different.
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If food is your thing, you cannot miss this, one of the annual MEGA Karnival events held in the city of Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak which, normally held annually in the month of July or August lasting for a month.
A brief introduction about this event. This event is called Kuching Food Festival (KFF), organized by Kuching South City Council (MBKS). The event is part of a bigger event known as the Kuching Festival organised with the primary aim to celebrate the upgrading of Kuching to city status as well as to boost the local tourism and food industry.
This event is the only opportunity for you to meet food vendors from all over the city concentrating here in this particular event, selling their products and displaying their food creativity to the public.
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