01 June, 2008

Mt Serapi

Mt. Serapi is one of two tallest peaks within the Kuching Area. Mt. Selang and Mt. Sendok are two more peaks located adjacent to the Mt. Serapi. It is located within Matang District and located about 20 km from Kuching City. one of the tourist attractions located on top of Mt. Serapi is the Kubah National Park. The Kubah National Park, which is one of Sarawak's most accessible national parks, was gazetted in 1989 and opened to public in 1985.

The Park consists largely of undisturbed natural forest with five main vegetation types:- alluvial forest, lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, submontane forest and secondary forest. Its rich forest, proximity to the mangrove forests and its terrain all ensure that Kubah is home to a variety of wildlife, including bearded pigs, black hornbills, mousedeer, squirrels and numerous species of amphibians and reptiles. It is also rich in palms and orchids. These include several species of Licuala, Rattans, Pantu, Pinanga, Appendicula, Dipodium and Eria.

Another attraction within the vicinity of area is the Matang Wildlife Centre which house endangered wildlife.

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