Penawan Waterfalls Eco-Park

Eco-Adventure in the Land of Waterfalls for Conservation

Penawan Waterfalls Eco Park, opened in 2015, is the first initiative by the Penawan people to provide alternative livelihood via eco-tourism. This park encompass the two main rivers of Penawan, Tuped (Lun Bawang: steep) and Telubid (Lun Bawang: slope). The steeper Tuped has ten tiers of impressive waterfalls, and gaining popularity among the locals in north-west Borneo. Meanwhile the gentler, but longer Telubid, was the last area being logged in 2010. Since early 2019, ecologist M.S. Khoo started to survey Telubid and discovered a great diversity of wildlife. With his advice, we are working towards gazetting the whole catchment as a reserve, and optimizing sustainable business like waterfalls eco-adventure for conservation.

You are most welcome to help with our conservation effort by participating in our survey and restoration programs. Help us plant primary forest species to rehabilitate forest damaged by illegal logging, and fruit trees in our reserve buffer for animals and human. Also help survey for unique flora and fauna in support of our establishment of community forest reserve.

Join our monthly survey, usually the last weekend of every month, to support us in preserving our natural heritage. Also talk to us about designing an expedition from Kota Kinabalu, and/or expedition into interior Lawas, the Heart of Borneo. If you enjoy 4WD off-road drive, you will enjoy the journey to Ba’kelalan, the gateway to Mount Murut – highest peak of Sarawak.

Support our waterfalls eco-adventure for conservation:

Eco-adventure for conservation: four of our ten waterfalls along Penawan Tuped, waiting to shower you with love from Mother Nature. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Help us plant and restore illegally-cleared and logged vegetation in Penawan, with native, primary forest tree species. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Help us survey and salvage seeds and seedlings of native, primary forest trees for our reforestation nursery. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Fun with Flora: help us discover the plant diversity in the various forest types of Penawan reserve – some may even be species new to science. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Fun with Fungi: help us discover the fungal diversity in the various forest types of Penawan reserve – some may even be species new to science. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Go under-water and help us discover the diversity of aquatic life in Penawan. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Stay above-water to help us discover the diversity of herpetofauna along Penawan. Photos: Khoo M.S.
Help us understand the diversity of avian and mammalian wildlife, by helping to service our trail cameras and survey for animal track / scats, or by donating relevant equipments. Photos: Khoo M.S.
By supporting us in preserving and restoring the logged forest of Penawan, you would ultimately help support the rich diversity of avian and mammalian wildlife. Photos: Khoo M.S.