Sarawak, the largest of Malaysian states, lies in the northwestern part of the Borneo island. It extends for about 700km from east to west and has an area of 124000 sq km. Being relatively less developed than the states in West Malaysia, it has stunning national parks, unspoilt forests and wildlife. Sarawak was part of the Sultanate of Brunei in Borneo until the 19th century when it was gradually taken over by the independent adventurer James Brooke, who started a dynasty of white rajahs who ruled over Sarawak for one century. In 1963 Sarawak joined the federation of Malaysia. The highlights of Sarawak are its national parks with their stunning scenery and rich wildlife, of which the Mulu and Bako national parks are the most well known, and its diverse ethnic groups.

West Sarawak
Kuching photo gallery  - 82 pictures of Kuching
Bako National Park photo gallery  - 64 pictures of Bako National Park
82 photos of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, a pleasant town with many green areas and interesting colonial era buildings
64 photos of the Bako national park, which hosts an interesting combination of flora and fauna.
Tanjung Datu NP photo gallery  - 73 pictures of Tanjung Datu NP
Sematan photo gallery  - 30 pictures of Sematan
Gunung Gading National Park photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Gunung Gading National Park
Lundu photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Lundu
73 photos the Tanjung Datu NP in western Sarawak, with pristine forests and clean and beautiful beaches
30 photos of the village of Sematan in western Sarawak and of its nice beach
20 photos of the Gunung Gading national park in western Sarawak, a site dedicated to the conservation of the rafflesia flower
18 photos of Lundu, a small city in western Sarawak, the access point to the Gunung Gading NP
Kubah national park photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Kubah national park
Matang wildlife centre photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Matang wildlife centre
Kuching wetlands national park photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Kuching wetlands national park
Sarawak Cultural Village and Heritage Centre photo gallery  - 46 pictures of Sarawak Cultural Village and Heritage Centre
21 photos of the Kubah national park near Kuching, with a large number of palm species
9 photos of the Matang wildlife centre near the Kubah national park
25 photos of the Kuching Wetlands national park, a coastal ecosystem with mangroves and waterways
46 photos of the Sarawak Cultural Centre, a living museum located in Santubong
Sarawak Dance Performance at KLCC photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Sarawak Dance Performance at KLCC
Semenggoh National Park photo gallery  - 33 pictures of Semenggoh National Park
Pineapple plantation photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Pineapple plantation
Anna Rais longhouse photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Anna Rais longhouse
9 photos of a Sarawakian dance performance held in the KLCCcomplex in Kuala Lumpur
33 photos of the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak, Malaysia
8 photos of a pineapple plantation in Sarawak, Malaysia
26 photos of the Anna Rais longhouse, a Bidayuh settlement about 100km south of Kuching in Sarawak
Pepper plantation photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Pepper plantation
Bau photo gallery  - 33 pictures of Bau
15 photos of a pepper plantation in Sarawak, Malaysia
33 photos of Bau, a small town 40km from Kuching with limestone caves

Central Sarawak
Batang Ai photo gallery  - 90 pictures of Batang Ai
Bintulu photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Bintulu
Similajau national park photo gallery  - 74 pictures of Similajau national park
90 photos of the Batang Ai region in southwestern Sarawak
5 photos of the city in Bintulu on the coast of Sarawak
74 photos of the Similajau NP in Sarawak, sporting a beautiful coastline with long unspoiled beaches
Sibu photo gallery  - 41 pictures of Sibu
Kapit photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Kapit
Rejang River photo gallery  - 38 pictures of Rejang River
Iban Longhouse photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Iban Longhouse
Belaga photo gallery  - 51 pictures of Belaga
41 photos of Sibu, the second largest town in Sarawak and the main regional trading centre
17 photos of Kapit, a major trading centre in the upper Rejang valley
38 photos of the Rejang river, the longest river in Sarawak
10 photos of an Iban longhouse near Kapit
51 photos of Belaga, the last major town in the upper Rejang valley before the wilderness begins.
Bakun photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Bakun
26 photos of the Bakun dam and lake, the largest lake in Malaysia

Northeast Sarawak
Niah National Park photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Niah National Park
Mulu National Park photo gallery  - 144 pictures of Mulu National Park
Kelabit Highlands photo gallery  - 109 pictures of Kelabit Highlands
Miri photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Miri
21 photos of Niah NP, which is home to the Niah cave, one of the world's largest limestone caves.
144 photos of the Mulu national park, with its impressive cave systems and rock formations
109 pictures of the Kelabit highlands in central Borneo.
21 photos of Miri, a town in northern Sarawak near the Sultanate of Brunei
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