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ISLANDS and BEACHES OF SARAWAK
|DAMAI Beach, SANTUBONG PENINSULA
Beach in Santubong is a vacation spot embraced by the
South China Sea with majestic jungle-clad Mount Santubong
as its backdrop.
Damai Beach is Sarawak’s popular and scenic beach. Besides beautiful sandy beaches to relax on are water sports such as jet-skiing and windsurfing.
The rich jungle in the background for
trekking and climbing. Bird-watchers will enjoy sighting a variety
of birds such as Sandpipers, Egrets, Terns, Collared kingfisher, the
White-bellied Sea Eagle and Brahminy Kites.
|PULAU TALANG-TALANG, off Sematan Town
A diving sites. Pulau Talang Talang is a protected turtle sanctuary and permission must be obtained to dive the area. Green, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles are commonly sighted.
A World War II ship wreck Katori Maru, located about 30 nautical miles from the mainland, was a Japanese troop carrier sunk by British aircraft. Being located further off the coast, water visibility is between 5 to 8 meters. The poor light penetration has resulted in little coral growth on the ship but it has managed to attract a number of large fish inhabitants and in particular, reef sharks. Locating the wreck is no easy task - it usually takes the local dive-master several minutes of cruising before locating the wreck.
|Sarawak, a rich tapestry of
cultures and traditions, spectacular natural attractions and
Sarawak is a land of adventures.
5) Penyok and
6) Bandung, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
7) 30 minute boat ride away
from the Damai Beach is the Satang Besar and Satang Kecil
islands, sanctuaries for green turtles. Day trips can be made to
Satang Besar Island with the permission of the Talang-Satang
National Park office.
9) Similajau National Park, in the northeast, features golden sandy beaches that face the South China Sea.
Park, discover a sandy coastline that is ideal fro swimming
and sunset watching. Sightings of the long nosed proboscis
monkey, a species unique to Borneo will be a memorable
Miri is geographically close to the sea, boasts some spectacular and popular beaches:
1) Tanjong Lobang Beach, formerly known as Brighton Beach (Taman Selera),
2) Luak Esplanade,
3) Hawaii Beach,
4) Bekenu-Sibuti Beach,
5) Marina Bay (owned by Marina Mahathir),
6) Lutong Beach
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