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Bako National Park

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Bako National Park

Hi,

We're planning at trip to Kuching in early April and want to go back to Bako. (we visited 3 years ago)

I've read that some of the trails are closed for maintenance, however. Does anyone know which ones are currently closed? I'd like to plan the trails this time. Last time, we took a guide (who was awesome) but we probably don't need to do that this time.

Thanks,

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1. Re: Bako National Park

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2. Re: Bako National Park

Trails open, trails close and some trails are open even if they (the Park HQ) state they are closed!!! Go figure.

Sometimes a trail is closed because a tree has fallen - often easy to get around and frequently cleared quickly.

Don't be put off - it's still a great place to visit.

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3. Re: Bako National Park

I suggest Kubah National Park. The Waterfall trail is great adventure for reasonable fit person. It is just 30 mins from Kuching city centre by car.

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4. Re: Bako National Park

Some friends just did the Ulu Pandan Kecil trail last weekend so that's definitely open! Really wouldn't need a guide at all for most the trails. All the trails are pretty well marked and very doable solo.

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5. Re: Bako National Park

For the record, yes, the trails are easy to walk on your own. (Edit - well, not all of them are "easy" - don't be mistaken, be prepared and take plenty of water!)

However, if you are an avid nature lover, you will see and learn a lot more by engaging a guide when you arrive.

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Sounds like fun - I met a couple Indian guys at KCH airport waiting for our (slightly) delayed flight and they showed me some drone footage from Bako.

They were using some kind of selfie drone to follow them around as they hiked. Cool stuff :)

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How bloody annoying for everyone else - hope drones are banned soon in Malaysia

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8. Re: Bako National Park

Noise pollution - should be banned especially in beautiful places like Bako.

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9. Re: Bako National Park

Don't expect the polished admin of Singapore and you will have a ball.

If can find out the tide situation then try to take the boat from Bako Village during low tide.

It will drop you off near the registration area and you can wade from the boat.

This will save you a kilometer walk back from the normal boat ramp.

Bus from town 3.50 MYR pp each way.

Boat 40 MYR per person return.

Park entry fee 20 MYR pp.

Avoid carry plastic bags and especial visible food. The monkeys are VERY insistent.

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10. Re: Bako National Park

You got it all wrong,at high tide you land and disembark at the wooden platform

But , at low tide >>then you are expected to wade to shore

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