Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Tawau

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Maliau Basin or also Maliau Basin Conservation Area, is a region in Sabah, Malaysia, which represents a geological catchment surrounding the Maliau River. Located around the center of Sabah in the Sandakan Division, it was designated as a conservation area by the Sabah Foundation in 1981. Later in 1997 the Sabah State Assembly gazetted the Basin as a Protection Forest Reserve with a total area of 588 square kilometres. The region also features Mount Lotung, Maliau Falls, and Lake Linumunsut. Efforts are underway to nominate the area as a World Heritage Site. In 2011, the Maliau Basin Studies Centre opened, a large field centre to serve as a basis for studies and teaching carried out in Maliau by naturalists, biologists, and groups of field course students .
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  • The head quarters were populated by Administrators of the Basin, World Scientists and their support staff and us tourists. However, because no one wears any ID, you can't tell who is who. I think that...  more »
  • Stayed 3d2n at Maliau Basin studies centre and did several trails. Namely the ones and sky bridge near the studies centre as well as Agathis research station. Also did a night trail and night drive ne...  more »
  • I didn't know what to expect as I heard all kinds of reviews about this place. I'll keep this short as possible. This is really a trekking type activity with wildlife an uncommon part of this experien...  more »
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  • The prices are extremly high! One Day will cost u If booking right at the antrance around 400 ringt. U have to book in advance and it is Not possible to Do Camping in the Park. Everything you want to Do will cost extra. That is because the parc is half private and is more Run like a buissnes... The staff Team is Very friendly though. They speak good english and help u as Best as they can.
  • Nature itself proves its beauty. Beautiful place! :)
  • Great Place
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