Iconic Sea Stack in Bako National Park, Sarawak Crumbles

A beloved natural landmark in Bako National Park, Sarawak, has sadly vanished. The iconic sea stack, a towering rock formation sculpted by waves over millennia, has collapsed, leaving a void in the park's landscape.

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Bako National Park's Sea Stack Collapsed: What We Know So Far

bako national park sea stack collapseImage credit: Ong Cheng Zheng

The news was confirmed by Borneo Adventure, a local tour operator, through a video posted on their Facebook page. Guide Paul Matthew expressed his dismay, stating, "The sea stack is gone, really gone. We don't know when it fell, but the icon of Bako is no more."

While the exact cause of the collapse remains unknown, it's likely a result of natural erosion, a continuous process shaping coastlines worldwide. The park's owner, Philip Yong, expressed his sadness but downplayed the impact on tourism. "Bako itself remains the crown jewel of Sarawak tourism," he affirmed.

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Although the loss of the sea stack is undoubtedly significant, Bako National Park continues to offer a wealth of natural wonders for visitors to explore. From diverse rainforest ecosystems teeming with wildlife to secluded beaches and stunning caves, the park remains a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts.

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