Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Similajau National Park

Hai guys...

Today I want to share some info about Similajau National Park at Bintulu Sarawak....

Look at this beautiful picture....You will love it...
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Tree in Similajau....

The vegetation at Similajau National Park can be divided into three types - the littoral fringe, kerangas (or health forest) and mixed dipterocarp forest. 

The littoral fringe can be further sub-divided into rock and cliff vegetation, beach vegetation and mangrove forest. Amongst rocks and cliffs the vegetation is quite sparse with only a few hardy shrubs and pitcher plants able to survive. 

'Kerangas' is an Iban word describing land that is unsuitable for growing rice. It is relatively stunted owing to poor soils and consists of scrub-like vegetation and trees that resemble narrow poles. 

The mixed dipterocarp forest is where visitors will see the giant trees that are for many the symbol of the tropical rainforest. 

(Info Courtesy of Sarawak Forestry) 

Animals in Similajau....

24 species of mammals have been recorded at Similajau National Park, including long-tailed macaques, gibbons, banded langurs, shrews, mouse deer, barking deer, squirrels, wild boar, porcupine, and civet cats. The park is an excellent place for bird watching as 185 species of birds have been recorded within the park’s boundaries.

(Info Courtesy of Sarawak Forestry) 

Beaches at Similajau....

Similajau National Park has two amazing beaches – There are two turtle beaches and the one beach known as the Golden Beach which is a long, unbroken stretch of sand. It offers a demystifying swimming experience in the emerald green waters. 

The turtle beaches are located about 6 to 7km away from the park’s HQ and the Golden Beach is approximately 10km from the part HQ. 

These are the places where turtles land to lay their eggs which usually happen annually from March to September. 

(Info Courtesy of Sarawak Forestry) 

Other Beautiful picture....
One odd creature that is commonly seen at Similajau National Park's beaches is the the horseshoe crab., known locally as the 'Belangkas'. 

Green turtles frequently come ashore to lay their eggs at Golden Beach, and at the the two turtle beaches which are situated closer to the park HQ.  

The estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) lives near the river mouths of the larger rivers in the park and feeds on small mammals, lizards, turtles, fish and water birds.  

Ok that all....If you want to know are freely to visit this website

Similajau National Park, Taman Negara Similajau Bintulu, Bintulu Sarawak, Belangkas, Buaya, Green Turtle, Penyu, Golden Beach, Crocodile 

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