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Paku Rock Maze Garden

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ABOUT PAKU

关于砂南坡

Paku Town has Chinese and mining histories for more than 200 years. Paku Town’s name is derived from two sources. The first saying was that Paku Town was named after the Hakka pronunciation of Serembu. The second saying was that according to legend, there was an olive tree in the center of the town. The olives would be stained with sand when they dropped to the ground. Hence the name “沙榄埔”.

砂南坡是位于砂捞越石隆门县的小镇,拥有着近200年的采矿业与华人历史。镇名“砂南坡”的由来有两种说法:一是得名与Serembu的客家话发音;二则是相传在旧时的镇中心有一颗橄榄树,因橄榄落地常沾上沙土,故得名“沙揽埔”。后更为“砂南坡”。

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HISTORY AND CULTURE

历史与文化

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 garden, in addition to the representative "Golden Hoop", also has a mini "Five Fingers Mountain" standing in the center. Its height is only half a person's body, and its five uplifted ridges and spreading moss are like a miniature model of a plateau mountain. The name "Five Fingers Mountain" comes not only from the similar shape of its five ridges, but is also to echo the culture of "Monkey King" together with the roots of the "Golden Hoop". It is hoped that while developing its tourism potential, cultural heritage is also integrated.

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GEOLOGY AND HERITAGE

地质与遗产

Paku rock maze is a very precious karst landform formed after a long geological evolution of the typical Gust landform. Paku is located at Bau district and it is approximately a 30km drive from Kuching.

位于砂南坡镇的石谜公园,是经历了漫长的地质演变而形成的极为珍贵的岩溶地质地貌,为典型格斯特地貌。砂南坡位于石隆门县,距古晋约30公里车程。

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Dr. Dana Badang

Department of Mineral and Geoscience, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia

Bau is the main geo-area in the aspiring Sarawak Delta Geopark (SDGp) with abundant products for sustainable tourism activities - geotourism, which is part of ecotourism. It is blessed with various attractions, thanks to the existing natural resources, culture, and socioeconomic activities in the present and the past, such as the history of gold mining. It has a long and unique geological evolution - beginning from deep sea with some volcanic eruptions and turning to shallow marine where the huge coral reef was formed which subsequently became limestone after millions of years. Exogenous processes of weathering and subsequent erosion alter the geological landscape and landforms to form beautiful tropical karst morphology as we can see today, including the newly found “Paku Rock Maze Garden”. These attractions and tourism products are in the terms of geosites, biosites, culture sites as well as socioeconomic activities which will be connected by several proposed geo trails within the SDG area. Most of the geosites are outstanding national (ONV) up to universal heritage value (OUV).

Prof. Dr. Indraneil Das

Professor, Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

“The geological formation at Paku Rock Maze Garden appears to be of late Jurassic to Cretaceous origins and remains to be studied in detail. The formation is mostly limestone and represents an ancient marine ecosystem that was subsequently located inland with the retreat of the shoreline. Features of erosion suggest rivers, possibly flowing through a cave system. Extensive groves in the cave walls suggest that several water levels persisted. The roof of the cave system appears to have collapsed, forming a limestone scree vegetation. Such a landscape elsewhere is known to be rich in biodiversity. Animal and plant groups particularly restricted to such habitats as point endemics include aroids, orchids, land snails, crabs and lizards. The next logical step to understand the landscape would be geological and geomorphological studies as well as biological inventories of these targeted groups of species.”

 

By Prof Indraneil Das & Dr Hans Hazebroek

Dr Hans Hazebroek

Research Associate, Institute of Biodiversity

and Environmental Conservation,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

COMMUNITY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC

社会与经济

Introducing Community Leader 社区领袖介绍

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YB Miro Simuh ​石联埠区州议员 米罗 西姆

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Puan Anielia Siam 安妮莉亚女士

Pegawai Daerah Bau 石隆门县  县长

Chairperson of Majlis Daerah Bau 石隆门县议会 主席

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Pemanca Bong Jong Long 本曼查 黄杨浪

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Penghulu Lai Shey Hiong 本固鲁 黎世雄

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Kapitan Pui Shak Sin 甲必丹 贝石新

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Food stalls at Paku Bazaar

砂南坡市场的小吃摊

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Boon Café

The owner, Mr Boon operates beverage stall which is selling the local beverages and dessert such as ABC, tea and coffee and etc

Operation hour: 5:30am until 9:30pm (Closed on Sunday)

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Malindo Muslim Food

The owner of Malindo Muslim Food is selling authentic Indonesia muslim food.

Operation hour: 1:00pm to 9:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

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88 Crispy Fried Chicken

The stall sells fried chicken and sweet snacks 

Operation hour: 2:00pm until 8:00pm

FB Page: PAKU-88 Crispy Fried Chicken

Whatsapp No: +6014-2080963 Mr. Bong

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Wu Kong Ice cream

The owner sells ice-ceam and some dessert and snacks such as mee cup, waffles and other some sweets. 

Operation hour: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

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Sister Na

The owner sells fried noodle and fresh sugarcane drink

Operation time: 5:30am to 11:30pm

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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. Finally, 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.

全镇人口约600人,华人占比约95%,主要为客家人,比达友人占比约5%。砂南坡的华文教育可以追溯到1870年,由砂华人建立的砂捞越的第一所华人小学-“汉民学校”。最后,每逢华人传统节日如春节,天穿节,大圣爷诞辰,砂南坡都会举办声势浩大的庆典活动。

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The rock maze, an extremely precious geological heritage situated at Paku Town, is formed after a long geological evolution. After entering through the narrow entrance, it is as if you are brought into a wonderland. The inside of the rock maze is formed by peculiar stones in dynamic shapes. The boulders grew wildly here after billions of years. Some boulders resemble dinosaurs whereas others resemble gorillas. A natural tropical maze is thus formed through the crisscrossing of rocks of all sizes and plants.

位于砂南坡镇的石谜公园,是经历了漫长的地质演变而形成的极为珍贵的地质遗迹。从细狭的入口进入后,便如误入桃花源般身处异界。石谜公园的内部由踞虎盘龙般形态迴异的怪石阵组成。在亿万年的岁月里,巨石们在此粗狂野蛮地生长着,有的似巨龙,有的如金刚。岩石与植被纵横交错,形成了一座天然的热带迷宫。

PAKU ROCK MAZE GARDEN 

砂南坡石谜公园

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*No Entrance Fee. Donation is Welcome.
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LOCATION AND MAP OF PAKU ROCK MAZE GARDEN
砂南坡石谜公园位置和地图

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DO'S AND DON’TS

注意事项

GALLERY

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CONTACT PERSON

联络

Persatuan Penganut Shak Bong Kung Paku

Kapitan Pui: +6013-813 9783

 

Hwa Gong Bau Historical Society

Pemanca Bong: +6013-814 0109

Mr. Lucas Lim: +6019-878 7778

 

Bau District Council

Ms. Adeline Molly: +6012-354 4339

Facebook page: Paku Sarawak

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