|Similajau National Park|
Similajau (about 30 minute's drive from Bintulu) has emerald water, tropical rainforest and long, golden sandy beaches.
The Park's close proximity to Bintulu makes it one of the state's more accessible parks. It is popular with the local people and those interested in seeing birds of prey like the sea eagle and Brahminy kite. Other animals that may appear in the Park are turtles, monkeys and wild boar.
There are some short walks in the coastal forests behind the beaches. In all, there are over 16 km of marked trails throughout the Park. Various vegetation types are found here including mixed dipterocarp forest, heath (kerangas), peat swamp and coastal forest. Mangrove forests supporting nipah palms are located in the estuaries.
The wildlife is equally diverse with 185 bird species (7 hornbills) recorded along with 24 mammals such as gibbons, banded langurs, long tailed macaques, deer and squirrels. Saltwater crocodiles, dolphins and turtles are found. Kolam Sebubong in the upper reaches of the Sebubong River is an hour (by boat and foot) from the Park HQ and is ideal for swimming.
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Other facilities include jungle trails, public toilets and washrooms, canteen, information centre and 24- hour electricity.
There is a canteen selling simple meals, drinks and daily basic necessities. Many visitors bring their own picnics and meals to the park.
The Park is situated approximately 20 km northeast of Bintulu township.
The one-way taxi fare to the Park costs RM 40.00 and the journey takes about 30 minutes.