“Birumuh” means farming in Bidayuh dialect and is usually associated with planting rice. However, as the Bidayuhs achieved progress and modernization over the years, it also came to mean gaining education and knowledge.
It is hard to believe that Bako is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak. With its rainforest housing interesting plant life and abundant wildlife, an extensive network of trekking trails leading to jungle streams and waterfalls, secluded beaches with a panoramic rocky shoreline… if Mother Nature were to seat herself on the coastline of Borneo, Bako would probably be her womb.
The design of this fortress was based on the late English Renaissance fortresses and castles. Named after the 2nd Rajah, Charles Brooke's wife, the Ranee Margaret, it was built in the defensive edifice/castle style of the late English renaissance.