Behold the hidden wonders and charms of Lambir Hills National Park as you depart for cultural and natural exploration in one of Sarawak’s most popular destination.
Lambir Hills National Park abounds in its natural wonders and blessing. This 6,952-hectare nature park may be smaller than the other more famous national park but it is just as beautiful, if not more beautiful than many of the other parks. In the park itself, biologists have recorded 237 species of birds, 64 species of mammals, 46 species of reptiles and 20 species of frogs. While you may find some beautiful sun bear and gibbon roaming around the area, do not be disappointed if you do not. Rampant deforestation and illegal hunting seem to have caused a huge decrease in the number of forest dwellers found. In fact, most recent surveys failed to find 20% of the park’s resident bird species and 22% of its mammal species. It is indeed sad to know that Lambir Hills National Park is losing its native species but all is not lost. Restoration efforts are being carried out to ensure no further loss of the species and if you find yourself falling in love with the place, do give it another try in the future as well. After all, this pristine forest packs a much stronger and more impactful punch for a national park its size - and it is not planning to lose any time soon!
Lambir Hills is also home to the native tribe of Iban. Known previously as the Sea Dayaks, this native tribe has been around even before the colonisation of the Malaysian peninsula by the British empire. Even though they may seem like a subsistence jungle residents, the tribe actually thrives more on their sea ventures, much like what their old name suggests. They make the ocean their home and source of life and are able to tap on the natural richness of the ocean to support their lifestyle and needs. Incidentally, the members of the tribe are also known as being notorious headhunters and pirates during the colonisation era but that has, of course, changed with time. Even today, despite the rampant development and deforestation of their home, the tribe still retains much of their traditional lifestyle, aside from some minor adjustment. What is interesting is that the members still live in a communal longhouse, a mass housing connected by a series of verandah spanning across the full length of the entire house. You will have the opportunity to experience this for yourself as you check out the different chambers of the longhouse and take part in relishing some of the traditional food and beverage of the tribe including the tuak - a Malaysian rice wine that is sure to build up your appetite for your food. This tour is available as an optional tour so be sure to sign up for it.
Day 1 - Lambir Hills Night Walk
After a 45 minutes’ drive to the national park and a beautiful sunset view along the way from the window of your own car, you will have the time for yourself once you finish registering yourself in. Then, meet up at 6:30 P.M. at the park canteen for some dinner and safety briefing before going on a nocturnal walk with a Lambir Night Walk around the area. Once you are satisfied with the evening walk, head back to your room and retire for the day as you prepare for your adventure tomorrow.
Day 2 - Latak Waterfall Trail
As you journey your way deeper into the forest, you may also come across the Latak Waterfall trail. Following the path, you can trek your way along the smooth trail up the rocky mountain toward your final destination - the scenic Latak waterfall. Along the way, you will also get to cross a heart-pounding suspension bridge whose height is sure to pump blood and adrenaline into you. From atop, you are greeted with a 25 m drop all the way to the bottom of the fall. This towering height, however, belies the watery freshness of the waterfall. You will find yourself enchanted by the freshness of the water droplets and speechless at the beauty of the view before you. So get that camera ready and start snapping your memorable pictures amidst this one-of-a-kind landscape. Or, you can swim around at the waterfall and enjoy some cool stream water. With that done, have your lunch before you make your way back to Miri.
Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.
List of Locations:
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