PAN-BORNEO > SARAWAK > 1ST DIVISION KUCHING > Bau Town
Chinese : http://www.bau.com.my
|Tasik Biru Blue Lake
27-7-2014 SUN 4:27PM
|Bau is situated within Kuching Division.
It is an inland district about 35 kilometres by road from Kuching. It has an
area of 884.40 square kilometres sharing a common border with Kalimantan Barat,
Indonesia. The district capital is Bau Town. Area of Bau District: 884 sq.
There are two way (routes) to get here from Kuching- that is by using the old Bau-Kuching Road via Kota Sentosa or using the Kuching-Bau-Lundu Road (which form part of the Trans-Borneo High way) via Batu Kawa.
Bau town is also known as the 'Gold Town of Sarawak' due to its rich gold ore deposits and gold-mining activities in the past. However, gold mining operations in all the mines had ceased before the turn of this century as the remaining gold deposits deep underground was difficult and expensive to extract , making the operation unviable at the present market price for the gold ore.