Canopy walkway - Jungle Trekking
The forest recreation centre at Bukit Gemok
was first developed at the reserve in 1992.
However, this was recently upgraded and
reopened in 2006 with sparkling
new and modern facilities.
Tawau District Forest Office
Locked Bag 13, 91007 Tawau
Tel: 089-922836 (Gemok Hill Centre)
089-7700644 / 761833 (DFO)
8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Bukit is the Malaysian word for "Hill" and "Gemok" means fat, so literally Bukit Gemok means Fat Hill. Many of the mountains and hills around Sabah's southern town of Tawau are of volcanic origin. Bukit Gemok is a steep hill, shrouded in primary rainforest.
The forest recreation centre at Bukit Gemok was first developed at the reserve in 1992. However, this was recently upgraded and reopened in 2006 with sparkling new and modern facilities. The information centre has displays with basic facts about Sabah's diverse forests, as well as information on rainforest ecology, non-timber forest products and sustainable forest management in Sabah.
Untouched Forest !
The huge trees that appear to reach to the sky and the secretive critters that scamper around are just some of the sights to behold.
The woodland reserve was established in the early 1990s and currently has basic amenities including washrooms and rest houses. Any land vehicle can reach Bukit Gemok. Prepare to be awed by the beautiful foliage along Bukit Gemok's pathways.