Lio Matoh

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Lio Matoh
Lio Matoh is located in Borneo Topography
Lio Matoh
Lio Matoh
Coordinates: 3°10′00″N 115°14′00″E / 3.16667°N 115.23333°E / 3.16667; 115.23333
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Administrative Division Marudi
Elevation 1,802 m (5,912 ft)

Lio Matoh (also known as Lio Matu) is a remote Kenyah Badeng longhouse settlement in the mountainous interior of the Marudi division of Sarawak, Malaysia,[1] not far from the border with Indonesia.[2] It lies approximately 572.6 kilometres (356 mi) east-north-east of the state capital Kuching.

Travel to Lio Matoh involves a four-hour 4WD drive from Long San, or it is possible to trek between Lio Matoh and Bario,[3] but it takes seven to nine days.[4] The Baram River begins as a stream near Bario, and it flows through Lio Matoh, the highest that small boats can navigate.[5] It is possible to travel downriver from Lio Matoh by longboat: it takes two days to get to Long San by this method.[6]

Neighbouring settlements include:


  1. ^ M. Mohizah, S. Julia and W. K. Soh (2006). A Sarawak Gazetteer (PDF). Kuala Lumpur: Sarawak Forestry Department Malaysia and Forest Research Institute Malaysia. ISBN 983-2181-86-0. OCLC 85818866. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Lio Matoh, Malaysia". Geonames. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Up the Baram River" (PDF). 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ Peter Turner; Chris Taylor; Hugh Finlay (1 November 1996). Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei: a travel survical kit. Lonely Planet Publications. ISBN 978-0-86442-393-1. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  5. ^ William W. Bevis (October 1995). Borneo log: the struggle for Sarawak's forests. University of Washington Press. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-0-295-97416-3. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Charles de Ledesma; Mark Lewis; Pauline Savage (28 October 2003). Rough guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei. Rough Guides. pp. 498–. ISBN 978-1-84353-094-7. Retrieved 2 January 2011.