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Exploring Mother Nature in Tawau Hills Park

Mother Nature is Earthís precious treasure we should always try our best to preserve.
We must do the very best to protect and preserve the Mother Nature for as long as we can remember.
When you visit Tawau , be sure to witness with your very own eyes the protected nature of the Earth -start off with Tawau Hills Park.

Upon reaching the park, visitors find themselves being instantly immersed in a very green environment closer to the nature than usually are.
Breath in the fresh air and smell the freshness of the green plants surrounding you.

Family can start off by having a picnic session in the park .
Small group can camp in the park to be further immersed in the green environment to obtain a thrilling experience of spending the night out with the wildlife.

There are e different flora species in Tawau Hills Park. The Orchid Garden has lot of labels as you explore the garden to help you in enhancing your knowledge on the plant species being preserved in the park. Here, visitor get the chance to witness some rare flora species such as the Elephant Earís Orchid which one would not get to see elsewhere.

Various fauna species stroll around the place. Catch a glimpse of the giant tree squirrels, and various monkey species when exploring the park.


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The dominant original vegetation is the lowland diterocarp forest. However, nearly half the park, and almost all the forest below 500m. The remaining primary jungle is luxurious with many commercial timber species (dipterocarpus). The mengaris tree - notorious for its beehives - is common here. The Shorea faguetiana called pokok Seraya Siput Kuning (88.32 m) was recorded as the tallest tropical tree in the world's. Above 1,000 metres, thick damp mossy forest takes over. Orchids, epiphytes and forest herbs grow in abundance. About 150 orchid species were recorded and among the attractive collections is the Elephant-Ear Orchid (Phalaenopsis Gigantea) - largest orchid leaves in the world's.

 





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