3. Paku, Sarawak
Paku Town has Chinese and mining histories for more
than 200 years.
The town has a population of approximately 600 people,
of which around 95% are Chinese, mainly Hakka people,
and around 5% are Bidayuh. Chinese education in Paku
can be traced back to 1870 when the first Chinese
primary school in Sarawak - "HanMin School" was
established by the Chinese in Sarawak.
For every traditional Chinese festival such as the Spring
Festival, the Tianchuan Festival, and the birthday of the
Great Master, they will hold a grand celebration in Paku.
4. Paku Rock
Paku rock maze is a naturally formed stone forest
landform located behind the Shiwang Temple. Before
2021, it was an undeveloped primitive stone forest
overgrown with shrubs.
Paku rock maze is a very precious karst landform formed
after a long geological evolution of the typical Gust
The rock maze, an extremely precious geological heritage
situated at Paku Town, is formed after a long geological
Continual communication with the community leaders and members
Courtesy visit to local authorities
Visiting local businesses and schools
Having a space as a community centre and establishing a cooperative
Working with the relevant agencies on national park development
Designing “experimental” packages and tours for October-November
Conducting workshops with community members
Developing social activities involving communities and stakeholders
Organizing webinars for education, building awareness and promotion
Connecting Bau with the locals and internationals
Developing SACREST framework using Bau as a pilot study