kuching - Mangrove forest - Kuching
Pick up from the hotel then board a motorised launch from the Sarawak Boat Club. This trip of about 3 hours will take you on a cruise of the many branches of the Santubong and Salak River Delta systems they join the South China Sea. Enjoy a close view of the heavily silted mangrove Swamp which is a safe haven to the myriad creatures like the reptiles, mud skippers, crabs, shell fish , monkeys, etc.
The mangrove swamp sustains many different species of trees. The main species are of course the black and red mangrove, locally known as the 'Bako'. They are used in the construction industry for piling and also as charcoal for cooking and other usage.
Often mistaken as a wasteland, the tidal swamps in which mangrove thrive, enjoy a symbiotic relationship with prawns, fish and other coastal organisms. Stopover at a Malay fishing village for a short walk. Return to the Boat Club for transfer to your hotel.