Bakun, new tourist destination in Belaga

Explore the heart of Sarawak, Borneo! People living in Bellaga, one of the most remote areas of Malaysia, look forward to completing the Bakun hydropower project to create a new economic activity – tourism. Bellaga is the backbone and core of Sarawak in Borneo.

The tourism or Bakun hydropower station now specializes in water storage and is expected to be completed within a few months, which will change the landscape of the area. Once the water storage is completed, many new islands will be built, which will provide new potential for people here and promote them to anglers and eco-tourists. Here, more people are expected to participate in the tourism industry.

The 205-meter-high Bakun Hydropower Dam has built a 695-square-kilometer reservoir, the second-highest concrete rock dam in the world. It will have the capacity to generate 2,400 MW of power. The entire Bakun catchment is located on the Balui River, a few kilometers upstream of Belaga, with an area of ​​approximately 14,759 square kilometers, equivalent to 12% of Sarawak's area, making it the largest inland artificial lake in the south. East Asia.

Belaga Homestay Sarawak is actively involved in the tourism industry in the small town of Belaga and has been promoting the homestay program in recent years. We offer a host family Sungai Asap Resettle Scheme, a homestay for the Bakun Reservoir and a traditional longhouse homestay around Belaga.

The Sungai Asap resettlement program was established in 1998 to accommodate approximately 15,000 people from 15 longhouses who had to relocate from the original village of the Bali River to make way for the Bakun Hydro project, while the small town of Belaga is the administrative center. .

Belaga as an administrative center

Belaga himself is a regional status, the region's senior management is a regional official, based in the small town of Belaga. One of the divisions in the area is the Sungai Asap division, which is directly responsible for the Belaga District Officer. The Sarawak administration official is responsible for the Sungai Asap division. Bakun Hydro Power is located in a remote area bordering East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The town of Belaga is located at the intersection of the Belaga River and the Baliu River. About 37 kilometers outside the Bali River is the Bakun Hydropower Station. The Bakun Hydro Dam is located at the junction of the Bintun-Bakun highway and the Sibu-Kapit-Belaga-Bakun speedboat along the Rejang River. This location makes Belaga and Bakun an advantage of the Sarawak Centre for Ecotourism in Borneo.

Because we offer longhouse boarding packages, jungle tracking, longhouses and explorations, we offer the most fascinating landscapes and old traditional longhouses, and experience the Sarawak Centre in Borneo. Various indigenous customs. Folk dances and music like sape are the perfect place to enjoy a variety of societies in the heart of Sarawak. Come and contact us!