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Tanjung Datu National Park

Tanjung Datu National Park

Kuching Division, Sarawak

Established: 1994

Area: 13.79 sq km

Wild Life: Hornbill, Peacock, Bornean Gibbon, Pig-Tailed Macaque, Long-Tailed Macaque, Crab-Eating Macaque, Silvered Langur, Banded Langur, Leaf Monkey, Bearded Pig, Sambar Deer, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Bearcat, Civet Cat, Squirrel, Ground Lizard, Tree Lizard, Pit Viper and Tree Snake

Adventure: Bird Watching, Walking, Camping, Trekking and Swimming

Location: Kuching Division

Region: Situated at the westnmost tip of Sarawakon the Datu Penisula.

Nearest Town: Sematan

Language: Malay, English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin

Altitude: 80 m

Temp: 21 c to 30 c

Best Time to Visit: 01-Apr to 30-Sep

Nearest Airport: Sematan Airport, Sematan

Accommodation: There is no visitor accommodation in Tanjung Datu, and overnight stays are not permitted due to the need for conservation of turtle nesting areas. There is no canteen or other visitor facilities, so visitors should bring food and drink with them. Visitors usually stay in nearby Telok Melano and visit the park by boat or on foot. Telok Melano is traditional Malay fishing village that operates Homestay Programme where guests stay with local families, so visit to the park becomes an enjoyable cultural experience as well.

How to Reach there: There is no road access to Tanjung Datu. Access is by boat from the nearby village of Telok Melano (15 mins), or by foot via the Telok Melano Telok Upas Tanjung Datu HQ Trail (2 hrs). Telok Melano itself is only accessible by boat from the town of Sematan, about 2 hrs drive from Kuching. Boats from Sematan to Telok Melano are infrequent, unscheduled and cater to local communities, so independent travel to the park may be difficult.


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Near BY:

Talang-Satang National Park-44.3 km
Gunung Gading National Park-47.5 km
Admin Building@G Gading N Park-48.9 km