Long Akah

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Long Akah
Long Akah is located in Borneo Topography
Long Akah
Long Akah
Coordinates: 3°19′00″N 114°47′00″E / 3.31667°N 114.78333°E / 3.31667; 114.78333
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Administrative Division Marudi
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)

Long Akah (also known as Long Aka) is a settlement in interior of the Marudi division of Sarawak, Malaysia,[1][2] on the upper reaches of the Baram river. It lies approximately 531 kilometres (330 mi) east-north-east of the state capital Kuching.

The village is an old Chinese trading post,[3] about ten minutes downstream by boat from Long San.[4]

It is the site of an old Fort built in 1929 as an administrative centre in Charles Vyner Brooke’s era.[5] The structural timber in the two-storey fort is the very hard Ironwood (local name Kayu Balian) and it has undergone some refurbishment, including replacing the timber roof tiles with zinc roofing.[4]

Neighbouring settlements include:

Transportation[edit]

Long Akah Airport is a STOL airfield, providing access to this remote village from Miri and Marudi.[6]

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Long Akah, Malaysia". Geonames. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  3. ^ Reflections from Sarawak's Rivers (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Malaysia. 2008-06-27. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2011-01-02.  The ISBN printed in the document (983-3904-11-2) is invalid, causing a checksum error.
  4. ^ a b "On Sarawak river boats to Long Akah". Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ Ar. Mike Boon (2010-04-28). Kuching– Old World Charm, Leading To A Heritage City In The Making (PDF). Sarawak Heritage Society. p. 38. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  6. ^ "DCA Sarawak - STOL Aerodrome". Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia. 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-12-31.