KUCHING: All national parks and nature reserves in Sarawak will implement new rates for entrance fees, park guiding fees and other charges effective this coming May 1, 2012.

The new charges includes entrance fees for foreigners, locals, senior citizens and the disabled categories for World Heritage Site, national parks, Semenggoh Nature Reserve and other nature reserves, besides park guiding fees for leisure and adventure trekking and commercial filming and photography.

The move is hoped to enable Sarawak Forestry whom manages all such facility the chance to develop better products, services and facilities for the tourism sector.

Sarawak is home to some of the best national parks in the world, but entrance to each parks has been minimal until the newly announced rates.

Information on the new rates are not available for now.