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Bako National Park

Bako is on a peninsular north east of Kuching and can only be reached by boat from the fishing village of Bako, on the Sarawak river. It was Sarawak's first national park, established in 1957.

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Waterfront at Bako where we embarked on our longboat trip on the Sarawak River to the National Park. (RW, RGJ and CC)

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Bako fisherman speeds out to sea. Note the rain clouds forming over the island. (RW and RGJ)

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A typical days work, a local fisherman on the way to the Bako National Park (PB and JH)

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The signs at the entrance to the National Park (and Adam has just got off the boat that took us there!) (CS)

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Mangrove swamps are plentiful in the tidal river estuaries and coast (CC)

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Green tourism - recycling cans at the remote Bako National Park. (RW and RGJ, PB and JH)

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This wild hog was quite at home wandering round the park site and beach! (CS)

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Sound advice in Bako National Park (JH, PB and CS)

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As we were only 100km from the Equator, the sun was directly overhead at the middle of the day, producing a very compact shadow. (RW and RGJ) 

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Island in the South China Sea from Bako beach. (RW and RGJ)

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Sunset (and silhouettes!) at Bako (CS)

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Taking the plunge again above the waterfall after a long hot walk through the rain forest. Risk assessments went out of the window as we leapt in, desperate to cool off. The water was as refreshingly cool as the dip in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland was soothingly warm. (RW and RGJ)

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As we moved away from the main jetty at Bako village the reality of their living conditions hit us, and not a tourist in sight (PB and JH)

Thanks to Discover the Living Planet and Borneo Adventure for their splendid organisation and a great trip.

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