Belanum – The Floating House-Stay’ – Bakun Lake
The lake the size of Singapore formed as a result of the Bakun dam has become another outstanding tourism destination within Sarawak. The vast expanse of the lake offers a picturesque landscape as myriad as the legends of the area. The floating house-stay (locally known as ‘Jelatong’) product is curently served by an operator offering a 4-room accommodation (max 4 to a room) that comes complete with fresh water supply. If it is that unique adventure experience that you seek, then this place will give you plenty. The river nearby has a swimming hole and a natural massage experience to soothe weary body after a lengthy hike up the river. The confluence of cold mountain water and warm lake water creates a unique dipping experience at the river mouth. Being surrounded by water, floating in the calm warm lake water at dusk can be a surreal experience. Sitting around the barbeque fire, trading experiences and stories into the still of the night completes this experience.
For sports fishermen, angling trips can also be organised further inland to land highly prized fish like ‘Empurau’ or ‘Semah’.
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