LAMBIR HILLS NATIONAL PARK, SARAWAK
The famed Lambir Hills National Park is located along the Miri-Bintulu road, 36 km south-west of Miri town in Sarawak, East Malaysia. It was gazetted as a park in 1975, and covers an area of 6,952 hectares.
There are around 1,173 tree species in the park alone, with 286 genera and 81 tree families making Lambir one of the more diversified forests in Malaysia. Wild animals can also be found in the deeper parts of the park, especially monkeys, sun bear, pangolin and bats.
It is best to visit the park in the morning, as there would be ample time to go along the various trails in the park. The main attraction of the park is its beautiful waterfalls, the nearest just a mere 0.18 km is Latak Waterfall. It is a 20 minutes walk from the Park office. If you stop to look at the wonderful forest flora and fauna along the way, it would probably take longer.
Before entering the park, register yourself at the Park office where the guide will explain some necessary safety rules before entering the park. If you are going to the waterfalls further ahead, it is best to go early in the morning as the journey will take several hours.The guide will also advise that visitors to the park exit the park grounds by 5 pm as the gates to the park will be closed at this time.
Other waterfalls in the park are ones on the Pantu trail such as the Pantu and Nibong waterfalls. It takes up to two hours journey to reach the falls. Then there are the Pancur, Tengkorong and Dinding waterfalls along the Bakam Trail.The other primary trails are Main and Lepoh-Ridan. There are other trails in the park, of which further information can be obtained from the park office.
There is even a 22-metre Tree Tower is situated on the Pantu Trail, about a kilometre from the Park Office. Visitors can climb and view the scenic Dipterocarp forest profile. It is also an excellent place for bird watching.
Come visit Lambir Hills National Park and experience one of natures best natural wonders!
How to get there
Malaysia Airlines dan Air Asia flies to Miri on a daily basis.
Lambir Hills National Park is about a 30 minutes drive from Miri Town, via the Miri-Bintulu road. There are public transportations to the park from the city. Visitors can also opt to take the commercial buses en-route to Batu Niah, Bintulu, Tinjar, Bakong or Bekenu bazaars. The buses depart from Wisma Pelita Tunku in Miri. Visitors may opt to join organised trips from travel agents departing Miri city early in the morning, and returning to Miri after lunch.