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Stingless Bees Farm in Sematan Town
Photo above : Boxes for honey pots in a farm in Sematan, Sarawak

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Stingless Bees (Kelulut Bees) Farm in Sematan Town
 

The rearing of stingless bees is new in Sabah and Sarawak
 

They breeds stingless bees to get the propolis which can ďpromote healing and regeneration of tissues.

It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory functions and protect the body from oxygen free radical damage, Öuseful as healing agent and application for home remedies such as honey, soap and balmĒ.

 

In Malaysian  market the price is RM100 per kg

Trigona bees are not dangerous to children and are fascinating to watch. They are much smaller at about 0.5cm in size, and have a slimmer body. Stingless bees donít whizz around, these bees seemingly more relaxed and do not make you feel as tense with their lack of sting during an encounter.
 

A life-style health food enthusiastic may "drink fresh honey" by simply suck with a straw directly from a bee hive in his backyard.


A Kelulut bee hive inside the hollow of a cut tree trunk A Kelulut bee hive inside the hollow of a cut tree trunk
Nest Entrance to Bee hive. Nest Entrance to Bee hive.

The size of a colony in a hollow tree can range from a few dozens to over 100,000. The bees store pollen and honey in large egg-shaped pots made of beeswax, mixed typically with various types of plant resin (sometimes called propolis).
 
A Kelulut Bee A Kelulut Bee

Total variance with the usual yellow and black sting-capable honeybees. Although Kelulut do not sting, Trigona can be aggressive too, especially when threatened.

Bee box with a Kelulut bee honey comb. Bee box with a Kelulut bee honey comb.

To harvest the honey, one just needs to open the top of the wooden box to reveal the beehive.

These small honey pots are often arranged around a central set of horizontal brood combs where the larval bees are housed.
Honey Pots of a Kelulut Bee hive. Honey Pots of a Kelulut Bee hive.

These pots are often arranged around a central set of horizontal brood combs where the larval bees are housed.
Juicy Pots filled with honey.. except the harvested one with a hole
 
Close up of Honey Pots. Close up of Honey Pots.
 

The bees store honey in special pots separate from the brood cells

These honey-pots are egg-shaped pots made of beeswax, mixed typically with various types of plant resin (propolis).
 

Portable Honey-Vacuum Portable Honey-Vacuum

Honey are stored in Honey-pots and harvesting honey of Kelulut bees is easy by sucking via a vacuum device.
honey is sucked out using a handheld-vacuum machine.

If the hive has a few lumps or pockets, that would mean that there is honey. In order to obtain the liquid gold, the pockets are pried open gently using a wooden stick.

From pot to pot, the honey is sucked out using a handheld-vacuum machine. This process is repeated from  pots to pots.

Kelulut Honey (Stingless Bee Honey)

Kelulut Honey (Stingless Bee Honey)

Honey produced by Kelulut Bees.
Kelulut honey is sour and bittern in taste...but this honey has better medical values. This Stingless-Bee honey is twice as nutritious as the common honey.

Not all the honey is sucked out. Some are usually left behind for the bees because the honey is also their source of food.

Lower part - The original log-hive
Upper part - Extended man-made box-hive


Kampung Telok Melano
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Telok Melano Beach is located at Telok Melano. Reach only by boat from Sematan. The boats service are infrequent and inaccessible during the monsoon months.

 


The two beach resorts in Sematan Town

Palm Beach Resort
三馬丹棕櫚灘渡假村
Dynawood Beach Stay
農牧海濱渡假村

Beautiful beaches and vast countryside set against the backdrop of the picturesque Gunung Gading is perhaps one of the best features of this quiet Sematan town. A sub-district of Lundu, Sematan has a total area of 150km sq and Is located about 127km (one and a half hours drive) from the city centre. Sematan faces the South China Sea and Is usually used as a base by anglers to go sea fishing. Sematan Is also home to the only silk farm In Malaysia and Is managed by Zuhrah Pelangi Sdn Bhd. This farm rears silkworms and processed silk cocoons for export to other countries. A visit to Sematan town gives an Impression of a scenic and peaceful environment. It Is a town where you can breathe fresh air and enjoy the seaside.

There are 3 resorts allocated in Sematan:

1) Palm Beach Resort
2) Dynawood Beach Stay, Sematan 農牧海濱渡假村

Palm Beach resort has the most activity facilities for visitors


Country Road of Kampung Pueh, Sematan Town
Country Road of Kampung Pueh, Sematan Town


Kampung Siru Malayu Sematan

Kampung Siru Malayu
Sematan


Sematan Beach

Sematan Beach


The shallow crystal clear water along the beach makes Sematan a safe swimming heaven. Its unexploited coastline makes it a safe place for marine turtles nesting in the sanctuary talang-talang islets. The long beach stretching from Sematan all the way to Tanjung Datus, the western most cape of Borneo, is also a nesting place for the marine turtles since itís mostly devoid of human footprints.


2,239 kilometer-long
Pan-Borneo Highway

The Pan-Borneo Highway was built in 1986 to link the two East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

It begins in the district of Sematan in Sarawak, and passes through Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Limbang, Lawas, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau.

Sri Aman Town is off the Pan Borneo Highway

Between Sabah and Sarawak, the highway passed through two halves of  Brunei.

As of today, the Pan-Borneo Highway is 93 percent completed, with a remainder of a 50-kilometre missing link from Kalabakan to Serudong.

Sematan Town
三馬丹


PLACES OF INTEREST IN SEMATAN TOWN
三馬丹

Mountain Gunung Pue
With its winding paths through the forest, its rocks, streams and waterfalls which have all contributed to Sematanís hidden attractions. So is a Selakau longhouse tucked into a quiet valley nearby.

Sematan is outdoor enthusiastís heaven for mountain bikers. Mountain Riders take their two wheelers anywhere in this town. They go up and down mountain paths, across small streams as well as cycling along the firm sand on the tide line.

Sematan Beach

The shallow crystal clear water along the beach makes Sematan a safe swimming heaven. Its unexploited coastline makes it a safe place for marine turtles nesting in the sanctuary talang-talang islets. The long white beach stretching from Sematan all the way to Tanjung Datus, the western most cape of Borneo, is also a nesting place for the marine turtles since itís mostly devoid of human footprints.


Getting to Sematan

City Public Link buses depart 4 times from Kuching Sentral to Sematan Town with stop over at Lundu Town for passenger.

Bus fare from Kuching Sentral to Sematan is Rm 16.00

The alternative is :
From Kuching Take STC Bus No. EP7 from Kuching to Lundu (fare: RM8.30, duration: 1 1/2 hours).
From Lundu, catch STC Bus No. 17 to Sematan (fare: RM3.70).The above bus terminal in Kuching is located opposite the Old Mosque near the old city center.


Accommodation in Sematan Town 三馬丹

Dynawood Beach Stay, Sematan 農牧海濱渡假村
Kampung Siru, Jalan Sungai Kilong 94100 Sematan, Sarawak. Kampung Pueh, 3Km from Sematan Town Bus Station
Tel : (+60)82-573598 HP : (+60)16-808113/8023939 
Email : dynawood_sb@hotmail.com

Rm 70.00 Tree House
Holiday Chalet Sematan
Jalan Sungai Kilong, 94100 Sematan, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel : (+60)82-712476 HP : (+60)12-8923535
Office : Senett Travel Agencies Sdn Bhd
Wisma Bidar, 169-169A Jalan Satok, 93400 Kuching
Tel : (+60)82-256012
 
Sematan Palm Beach Resort
(三馬丹棕櫚灘渡假村)

Lot 295, Kampung Sungai Kilong, Jalan Seacom
94100 Sematan, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel : (+60)82-712388/711808 Fax : (+60)82-711788
Email : enquiry@spbresort.com
 
Sematan Resort (三馬丹渡假村)
Resort closed business since 2010
94100 Sematan, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel : (+60)82-461188 HP : (+60)12-8875822
Email : bryan.ting@lukshun.comThis former Sematan Resort just on the road side. After about 3 minutes from the Sematan market.
 

 
  Sematan Beach stretches as far as eyes can see....

"Lundu" and "Sematan". Two words conjure up lots of excitement when I was a young boy.

Before Damai Beach was developed, Lundu and Sematan were the only two places in Kuching where you could find accessible beaches. And going to the beach was a rare treat indeed.....

I still remember the first time I went to Sematan Beach. I must have been around 10. I was so excited that I slept on the beach under the stars........The next morning I woke up with hundreds of sand fly bites all over. .........

Sematan Beach is 20 km from Lundu Town. Driving time is around 20 mins, the road is very good.

Sematan Beach is probably the longest beach in Sarawak. Many years back I tried walking along the beach for almost half a day, and still couldn't reach the end ! ........

Read full blog by:
Borneoboy
http://cwfoodtravel.blogspot.com

 

CRAB FARM

Located at Kampung Trusan Jaya which Is about 30km from Lundu Town and 120km from Kuching.

This Is a project between Sarawak Department of Agriculture and Muhandls Industrial Service Sdn Bhd.

The crab species reared In the crab pen complex is the mud crab or locally known as "ketam kalok"

Plank walk for visitors has been constructed at the farm to allow easy movement. It Is also equipped with facilities such as rest area and electric lighting.

Information board at the crab pen complex made it easier for the visitors to know more about the area and crab rearing.


ECO-TOURISM PROGRAM IN SEMATAN

 

Homestay Program - Trusan Jaya Village, Telok Melano Village and Sungai Kilong Village

Mangrove Nature Watch

Camping & BBQ Package at Crab Farm, Kampung Trusan Jaya

River Cruise

River Fishing

Sea Fishing

Arrangement & Inquiry Fisheries Office, Sematan 8 60 82 711 358  


SILK FARM

Located about 110km from Kuching City. The farm is managed by Zuhrah Pelangi Sdn Bhd.

Over 50 hectares of the farm have been planted with mulberry plants and another 20 hectares housed the production buildings, office staff and workers' quarters.

The production process, although entirely manual, adopts scientific technology to produce a luxurious, sift and quality finishing.

Zuhrah Silk Quilts are synonymous with luxury beauty and elegance and are the best choice for gifts for friend and loved ones.

Entrance Fee Is RM5.00 per person.

Arrangement & Inquiry

8 60 82 320 130

www.sematansilk.com


PUEH CAMP

REST HOUSE - RM40 per day (air-conditioned) RM20 per day (non air-conditioned)

HOSTEL - RM1 per person (student) RM2 per person (youth group) RM5 per person (adult)

LECTURE HALL - RM50 per day  

CONFERENCE HALL - RM150 per day  

Reservation a Inquiries

KEM BELIA PUEH

94100 Sematan, Sarawak 8 60 82 712 040 / 60 82 712 245 60 82 712 069


SEMATAN RESORT

HOUSE 1 (15 PAX) - TV, fridge, air-conditional, BBQ Pit, individual kitchen, bathroom & toilet  

HOUSE 4 (8 PAX) - Fan, BBQ pit, individual kitchen, bathroom & toilet  

HOUSE 5 (8 PAX) - Fan, BBQ pit, individual kitchen, bathroom & toilet  

HOUSE 5A (10 PAX) - TV, fridge, air-conditional, BBQ pit, individual kitchen, bathroom & toilet  

HOUSE 6 (20 PAX) - TV, fridge, air-conditional, BBQ pit, individual kitchen, bathroom & toilet  

HOUSE 7 (20 PAX) - TV, fridge, air-conditional, BBQ pit, individual kitchen, bathroom & toilet  

BARRACK 1-10 (4 PAX EACH) - Air-conditional, BBQ pit, individual kitchen & bathroom  

Reservation & Inquiries SEMATAN RESORT SDN BHD 124, Lorong 16, Jalan Stampin, Kuching 8 60 82 451 188 / 60 82 461 188 / 6019 8172326 / 6016 8626266  

 


HOLIDAY CHALET SEMATAN

Room Type

DETACHED CHALET (Type A - 7 pax) - 5 units

SEMI-DETACHED CHALET (Type B, C, D - 6 pax each) - 6 unit each

SEA FRONT BUNGALOW - 6 pax) - 10 units

Reservation & Inquiries S 60 82 322 899 © 6013 8009717


SEMATAN PALM BEACH RESORT

Room Type

DETACHED CHALET - 4 PAX

QUARDRUPLEX CHALET - 2 PAX

TERRACE TWIN-2 PAX

TERRACE FAMILY - 6 PAX

Other facilities:

Conference Room, Restaurant, BBQ pits, Mahjong Table

Recreation facilities:

Kayak rental, Bicycle rental, Wall Climbing, Diving, Snorkelling

Entrance Fee (for day trippers): RM2.00 (adult)

RM1.00 (child 2-12 years)

Reservation & Inquiries

SEMATAN PALM BEACH RESORT

Lot 295, Kampung Sungai Kilong, Jalan Seacom, 94100 Sematan S 60 82 712388 / 60 82 711128 / 60 82 711112 / 60 82 711177


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