Posts Tagged ‘sarawak’

Melting Pot: Sarawak’s Tribes & Cultures

Known as ‘The Land of the Hornbills’, Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state. Heavily swathed in lush tropical rainforest, it is home to some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, encompassing everything from coastal swamps to ancient cave systems. Coupled with a rich and thriving tribal culture, Sarawak offers plenty of…

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Seeing Red: Sarawak’s Orangutans

Orangutan (or Orang Utan) literally translates as “person of the forest” in the Malay language; and it isn’t too far off the mark, with it being the species sharing 97% of their DNA with humans, making them mankind’s cousin, of sorts. ORANGUTAN SPECIES There are two species of orangutans, namely…

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The Heart of Darkness: Gunung Mulu National Park

Sarawak is home to some of the lushest rainforests in the world, a green haven that’s home to over 1,000 species of fauna and 8,000 species of flora. One of the best places to experience all of this is at Gunung Mulu National Park. Known for its vast cave systems,…

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The Rainforests of Borneo

This giant island sits on the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia, lost in time. Famous for its ancient forests, it boasts an incredibly rich diversity of flora and fauna. It houses over 15 000 species of plants and animals whose lineages date back to thousands of years ago. Entering the…

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