Sarawakian taboos to observe in the jungle

The jungle is sacred for Sarawak's indigenous people. Apart from their farms, the jungle provides an extra source of food. While there are many superstitions or dos and donts surrounding farming, there are jungle taboos as well.   Jungle Taboos: Watch what you say If you smell something nice, do not say anything. And

Top 20 most amazing facts about Sabah’s biodiversity

Apart from its rich culture, Sabah is also widely known for its rich biodiversity. Did you know that Sabah’s rainforest even inspired the live action remake of The Jungle Book? One of the movie’s visual effect artists, Helen Brownell reportedly drew inspiration from her adventures in Sabah for some of the landscapes

10 things to know about Sarawak’s Bornean bearded pig

If you have been to Bako National Park, then you have seen one of its leading stars, the Bornean bearded pigs (Sus barbatus). There, they can be found strolling along Bako's beaches or hanging around the park’s headquarter and chalets. These creatures are so used to visitors that they couldn’t care less

Kuching-Serian Itinerary: What can you do in one day?

Serian is a modest town located 40km outside Kuching, Sarawak's capital. Famous for its durian and its fresh produce, it is also gateway to a number of waterfalls and natural beauties in the area. If you are looking for things to do in a day from Kuching to Serian, here is

3 reasons you need to see proboscis monkeys in the wild

Here in Sarawak, visitors can still watch proboscis monkeys in the wild. And watching them in the wild is nothing like seeing them in an enclosure. If you are visiting the land of the hornbills or her neighbour Sabah, here are three reasons why you cannot miss out on pay proboscis monkeys

Semenggoh Nature Reserve, where the orangutans live and thrive

Located about 20km from Kuching, Semenggoh Nature Reserve is usually on a tourist itinerary when in town. However as a locaI, I believe every Sarawakian should visit this place at least once in their lives. Although we pride ourselves as being the home for orangutans here in Sarawak, I bet not all

15 Wildlife Photographers you should follow on Instagram

Wildlife photographers have the toughest job of capturing animal behaviour at the right moment to create a powerful image. The job requires not just skill but also great patience and persistence. Thankfully, wildlife photographers have taken to social media to share their images while also highlighting important conservation issues. Here are some outstanding

What to do in Gunung Gading National Park, Lundu?

Gunung Gading National Park is one of the most accessible places in Sarawak to view Rafflesia blooms. Gazetted in 1983, the national park is a conservation area for this majestic plant. The park is located about 80km from Sarawak's state capital Kuching, near the small town of Lundu. The name Gunung Gading was

The Frog Pond of Kubah National Park

Most visitors to Kubah National Park would put Mount Serapi or its waterfall on the itinerary but only a few would stop and appreciate the frog pond located there. Situated about a half-hour walk from the park HQ, this pool is the breeding ground for numerous frog species. There are a few

Six nature attractions near Kuching city, Sarawak

So you are now in Kuching city and you are looking for an accessible, green place to go to. Fret not, here are the six nature attractions near Kuching city you visit and enjoy a day out with Mother Nature. 1. Santubong National Park Santubong National Park is about 40 minutes drive from