The world’s tallest tropical tree is located at the Tawau Hills National Park, an 88.32m Suraya Kuning Siput or Shorea Faguetiana Heim. Compare that to the tallest building in Borneo, the Tun Mustapha Tower at 122m.
After a 20-minute uphill trek, some 900m from the park office, you’d be greeted by…
And there are seven other trees in the same park which are at least 80m tall.
That means the greatest concentration of the world’s tallest tropical trees is located right here in Sabah.
Isn’t it amazing that bigger rainforests like the Amazon and Kalimantan do not have taller trees than us?
The next tallest tree is located a mere 50m from the centrepiece, and a mere 18cm shorter.
The 28,000ha Tawau Hills National Park was established in 1979, is surrounded by oil palm and cocoa plantations and only 20km from Tawau town.
The park is a must visit because after visiting the trees, one can relax in a popular riverside picnic spot, or visit the nearby orchid park and aviary.
Definitely a good way to get one’s weight under control, as an alternative to choosing weight loss pills that work…