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Sarawak Forestry confirms collapse of iconic Bako Sea Stack

SFC suspects strong waves had caused the collapse

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation has confirmed that the iconic Cobra Head Sea Stack, better known by locals as the ‘Bako Sea Stack’ has collapsed on 13 February 2024.

According to a brief posting by the corporation, the collapse of the sea stack was first reported by a park guide, Mr Paul at 4.00PM, with the corporation further speculating that the incident could likely be caused by big waves at the site.

Sea Stack is gone. Photo credit: SFC

The sea stack which is located within Bako National Park, has been the icon of Sarawak tourism, particularly the Bako National Park as it is pominently featured in brochures and travel promotions related to Sarawak and the national park.

Sarawak Forestry Corporation in its brief posting on social media said this particular sea stack held great significance as one of the country’s geological treasures, formed from sandstone over millions of years through the process of erosion.

The corporation further said that such unique formation had captivated visitors, sculpting the rocky headland into exquisitely shaped sea stacks and sea arches that never failed to mesmerize tourists.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.
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