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Sarawak's Lambir Hills National Park

Lambir Hills is very popular among ecologists and researchers. Just a sample 52 hectares of the park's 7,000 hectares revealed 1,050 different species of trees, and each tree supports 1,000 species of insect life!

Ecologists think there are many plant and insect species in the park still waiting to be discovered. This ecological wonderland is one of the most accessible of Sarawak's national parks, just a 30-minute drive from Miri. In your eagerness to get to Mulu or Niah you should not miss out on a visit to Lambir. Its forest is home to gibbons, tarsiers, bearded pigs, flying squirrels and 157 types of birds and the beautiful clouded leopard. You may also spot Long-tailed macaques, Leaf monkeys, bats, pangolins and barking deer, although these can be difficult to see.

More than half of the area of the park is covered with rich natural Mixed Dipterocarp Forest where huge, tall dipterocarp trees such as kapur, meranti, kempas and selangan batu are found. Other forest types found are Kerangas Forest with smaller and shorter trees like rhu bukit and selunsur bukit, low shrubs, picther plants and orchids; secondary forests and logged-over forests.

 

Suspended bridge at Lambir Hill

Warterfall at Lambir Hill

Clear waters Waterfall

 

Apart from the various tree species, the park is very rich in order plant species such as ferns, gingers, vines, palms, mushrooms, moss and lichen, flowering and fruiting shrub trees, climbers and creepers.

You will see the wildlife as you wander the park's forest trails. The longest and toughest is to the top of Bukit Lambir (465 metres) but the superb view of the rainforest below makes the climb worth the sweat.There is a 40m tall tree tower on the trail from which you can get a close-up view of the pulsating life of the rainforest canopy. The Park is also ideal for birdwatching.

  • Accommodations:

Its close proximity to Miri makes the park ideal for a day visit, but if you want to study the wildlife at leisure, overnight accommodation is available at the park headquarters. 

Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort is an agro and nature resort nestled in the natural setting of pristine and lush tropical rainforest of the Lambir Hills neighboring to the Lambir Hills National Park. 

 

Centipede Lambir Hill

Insect Camouflage Lambir Hill

Bornean Forest Dragon Lambir Hill

Photo Credit: Borneo Tropical Resort


Activities
Jungle Trekking | Wildlife Watching | Birdwatching | Photography

How to get there
The Park is easily accessible, being only half and hour's drive away from Miri

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