The drive from Kuching to the Forestry office at Bako took about 30mins (in my small car). Those going to Bako National Park were required to register at the Forestry office. Then purchase your tickets or charter a boat from them to get to the Park. The boat ride took another 20mins.

This is the Forestry jetty. Please take that “AWAS/DANGER” sign seriously. There was incident of a kid swimming by the river bank and was attacked by a crocodile. Body was never found.

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It was so nice to get on the speed boat especially reaching the river mouth, we could see people walking out onto the ‘extended’ beach (during low tide) to catch bamboo clams (a.k.a. razor clam, local name is “teck ton“). From our angle it looked as if they were walking on the water edge.

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And…Welcome to Bako National Park.

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The head of welcoming committee… Mr Snatch-food-expert. Yup, a committee of 10-20 of them would surround you if you have food in your hands.

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This was one of the wild plants along the jungle trek.

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This wild boar was seen looking for food around the chalets.

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One of the chalets in the Park.

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