Bakun Dam site location from Google map
Just go to
and enter this coordinate
or easier, enter the public pointer I just created
Bakun,Sarawak (try you luck, it take sometimes for GoogleMap to publish the public pointer)
And compare the map given by Malaysia economy planning unit.
Google map showing a scale of 10mm:10KM The bubble A is the location of Bakun Dam.
Using Google map distance tools, it show that the gazetted area for “relocation” is a trapezoid shape, stretching across 50KM from east to west, 20KM from north to south. Because it is trapezoid shape, the covered area is ~800 square Kilometers of forest area. You don’t need anyone to tell you that “free timber” in the Bakun formula.
Anyway, the Googlemap is based on 2006 copyrights.