Malaysia’s Hidden Paradise – Adventure Outdoors For the Entire Family

Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, is by far the most exotic. This land of the hornbill, the near extinct Orangutans and the fabled White Rajahs is considered Borneo’s “hidden paradise”. Its rainforest, the size of Austria, is home to the world’s richest and most diverse eco-system; here snakes and squirrels that fly, plants that eat insects and small mammals, and a myriad of unique flora and indigenous animals reside. Beyond the famed national parks and caves, it is also blessed with a rich cultural heritage.

Kuching, Sarawak’s capital and major city is home to 26 native groups, each with their own interesting traditions and heritage. At Kuching’s doorstep, Sarawak Cultural Village provides a remarkable snapshot of Sarawak’s multi-ethnic society. This live museum introduces visitors to the various native groups of East Malaysia.

The village is a replica of lifestyles that showcase the dwellings, crafts and traditions of ten major indigenous groups. The Bidayuh headhouse, where skulls were stored, the Iban longhouse, where locals live in communal fashion weaving traditional crafts, the Melanau tallhouses, built on high stilts because these peoples were fishermen who lived by the sea – these are just some of the models of the cultural heritage embraced by Sarawak. Traditional dances performed here are colorful, vibrant and energetic, and incorporate visitors into the local traditions. Sarawak Village is not only an education, but a unique vacation experience tremendously popular with children!

Among its national parks, Bako National Park, the oldest and smallest of Sarawak’s parks boasts an array of wildlife like unequaled in such a small area. Here bearded wild pigs, silver-leaf monkeys, monitor lizards and the rare and unusual Proboscis monkey reside. Batang Ai National Park features a rainforest like no other, with wildlife including orangutans, gibbons and hornbills. The park offers magnificent wilderness travel including jungle treks and fishing trips of every kind. Gunung Gading National Park boasts the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, as well as wonderful mountain streams for swimming.

Gunung Mulu National Park, the largest of Sarawak’s reserves is an unspoilt wilderness offering vacation adventures of every kind – trekking, caving and wildlife watching. Its most famous attractions are the Pinnacles, a stone forest of razor sharp limestone peaks soaring 45 km. above the rainforest, and the “Headhunters Trail” which follows an old tribal warpath. Near the coast, Niah Caves National Park protects the centerpiece of Sarawak’s attractions – the Great Cave, one of the largest in the world.

For rest and relaxation, nothing beats laid back, quiet Kuching, with its fair share of charms. Kuching, meaning cat, houses the Cat Museum, the only one of its kind in the world, which features anything and everything related to cats. Many old buildings of European, Chinese, local and native origin, dating back as far as 1600, can still be seen here. The city is divided by the Sarawak River and its waterfront is not to be missed. On the regional side, adventures of every kind and for every age are … Read More

All About CAMPING:

Camping refers to the activity of spending the vacations or a holiday living in a camp. The camp might be set up into a jungle or anywhere, which is dependent on the person opting for it. Camping can be done with family, friends or all by yourself as well.
Many schools around the world also take their students to trips called, ‘’camping trip’’ to different places in order to make them interact with environment and nature.

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EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR CAMPING:

The basic equipment you must take when going for hiking are,
your tent, which must be strong enough, a torch or light source, a sleeping bag, a strong back pack, water bottles, cutters, cooking utensils, something for defence,  binoculars, clothing, boxes to store food in and etc.
These are some essentials. However, depending upon where you have decided camping, you  must also pack things suitable to the environment. Jungle is a very dangerous place and so you must have something with you for your defence against the dangerous animals that might attack.

PRECAUTIONS

Also, take an elder with you if you are young and do not know much about how to camp. Camping in jungle might prove to be really dangerous and so better safe than sorry.

IMPORTANCE AND ADVANTAGES:

Camping holds great importance. You know how to survive through difficult situations for instance, staying in a jungle and searching for food etc. You experience new things and that can prove to be helpful for you in different situations. So, this is an important recreational activity.  Also, through camping you get a chance to interact with nature and get a chance to exit your comfort zone.… Read More