Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sematan beckons me

If you are free and would like to head for beaches, look no further. Sematan is a coastal town about 1-1.5 hours by road from Kuching. Sematan is a small coastal town where bauxite was once mined. Today you can find silkworm and crab farming. Satang and Talang Talang Islands are just close by. So are the Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary and Tanjung Datu National Park which are just an hour journey by boat away. In the 1970's you can find turtle eggs being sold on five foot way outside the shophouses there. Today, selling turtle eggs has, of course, been banned.

Mangroves and Beaches at Sematan

The Granitic Mount Pueh at Sematan

Century-old Shophouses of the early Chinese pioneers

Along the way to Sematan from Kuching (Lundu-Sematan road), you can have a glimpse of kerangas/heath forest which is very rare now.

1 comment:

  1. "Amazing old style windows...show how creative our older generation was....

    nice photos.