B A R I O
Photocredit: Bronwyne Sinahbalangdo'o Gerish
BARIO highlands is inhibited by the Kelabit tribe who are well known for their friendliness and hospitality. The highland is a plateau surrounded by imposing mountain ranges. It is approximately about 1000 metres above sea level, and it is a remote place located in the heart of Borneo. The people are mainly farmers cultivating and producing the finest rice grains called the "Adan" rice. Bario is also well known for it's pineapple and salt.
In recent times, tourism has become a fast growing industry in Bario. Visitors from all corner of the world make Bario as their holiday destination to enjoy the nature, rustic scenery, and unspoiled tropical rainforest. Hiking has emerged as a popular activity. A guided trek into the "Ancestral Trail" in Bario's Pulong Tauh National Park, is one of the most spectacular and demanding hikes in Borneo. Thanks to Volvo Trucks Malaysia for their great corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in the construction of the five conservation eco-shelters which were built strategically along the treks leading to Batu Lawih, an important land mark shrouded in local legend and myths.
Volvo Trucks Malaysia CSR conservation shelters
Photocredit: Bario Reality Tourism @bariorealitytourism