Jetty: Boats to Bako. 9 ringgit per person or 47 ringgit to charter a whole boat.
Once again the lure of the Land of the Hornbill (Sarawak) proved irresistible. This time it was Bako National Park, and the chance to see the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia.
The good thing about Bako National Park is that it's easily reached from Kuching.
Welcome to Bako
Most people stay at Bako. Cheap dorms and rooms available but no air-conditioning. Mine was a semi-d with attached toilet (52.50 ringgit) but even with a fan the room was warm at night, and I had a fitful sleep.
How to get to Bako from Kuching
Hourly bus leaves from Pasar (market) area starting from 8am. Takes about an hour to reach the jetty. Fare: 3 ringgit.