Why Bindi Is “Wild” About Sarawak…
Wildlife conservation is a top priority for the government of Sarawak. The State is home to 22 national parks, four wildlife sanctuaries and five nature reserves covering a total of 710,884 hectares; offering refuge and sanctuary for many endangered species endemic to Borneo, including the orangutan, proboscis monkey, sun bear, brindled deer, dugong, Irrawaddy dolphin, sea turtle, and many more.
Bindi Irwin is the daughter of wildlife conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin. Bindi, along with mother Terri, husband Chandler, and the rest of the team at Australia Zoo continue to carry on the conservation work started by Steve.
Bindi’s fascination with Sarawak began as a child listening to her father’s stories of encounters with wild orangutans in Borneo, and has only grown since then as she follows with keen interest the conservation work being done by her counterparts in Sarawak.
We encourage visitors to Sarawak to learn more about these efforts and plan their itinerary to see and learn as much as they can about Sarawak wildlife conservation and rainforest sustainability.
No other city in Malaysia has such a romantic and unlikely history, nor displays its charms with such an easy grace.
The gateway to Central Sarawak. Located at the confluence of the Rejang and Igan Rivers, Sibu is a thriving modern town with a vibrant centre and a bustling, crowded waterfront.
The town has a reputation for producing the best ‘belacan’ (shrimp paste) in the state. In addition, the longest running kite festival in this region happens here every year.
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Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, is home to 27 ethnic groups. With 45 different dialects, each group has their own unique stories, beliefs, traditions and cultures.
Sarawak has a whopping 56 totally protected areas, 37 gazetted national parks, five wildlife sanctuaries and 14 nature reserves.