Have some R&R time at the Tanjung Batu beach. It's about 10 minutes from the town centre. You can walk, cycle, etc. There's also an area for beach soccer. Lots of BBQ pits as well. The place is always crowded in the evening, especially so during the weekend. If you don't really have anything planned, then just go watch sunset...drink some coconut...more
It'll probably look like any other clock tower but there's a monument right underneath the tower. The monument isn't itself historical but it marks a historical event. The monument of Council Negri (State Council) was built in 1969, 2 years after the official centenary of the first meeting.On 8 September 1867, Tuan Muda (later Rajah) Charles...more
The Kuan Yin Tong Temple of Bintulu is another spiritual building which will fascinate you with its skillfully crafted grand design. Amongst the peculiar features of this unique temple are the rock garden courtyard, man-made waterfall and dragon fencing - all of quality craftmanship.more
A night market with a carnival like atmosphere and just a walking distance away from most of the hotels in town is Medan Pasar Malam (situated at Jalan Kampung Dagang). Here you can find almost everything from over 150 stalls offering numerous cheap and affordable items from garments, toys, electrical goods and watches to a wide choice of food,...more
The park is located approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Bintulu Town by road. The Similajau National Park consists of a narrow rocky shoreline dominated by many small inlets (crystal clear fresh water streams, many cascading down from small waterfalls right onto the beach sand) and unspoilt golden sandy beaches. The interior part of the park...more
A place to enjoy the sun, sea and sandy beaches and to have fun. An ideal spot for family and friends to gather and have a picnic or even camping and fishing. There are changing and wash rooms available for an additional comfort to your outing. Take a break from home cooking and have a barbecue here, using the barbecue pits provided or just simply...more
Regional bus station is located about 7 km from city's centre. You will need to take taxi, bus or private car to get you in. However, we arrived from Kuching early in the morning and we took private car to drive us to nearest guesthouses/Inns for 7 RM. It was fun. We were not really awaken yet when we got offered a can of beer by our driver. It was...more
The secluded Similajau National Park covers a relatively untouched coastal area and a rainforest... Located about 20km from the oil town of Bintulu, it is easily accessible from the town by a tarred road... The park headquarters has public facilities such a canteen, accommodation, jetty and rest rooms... The best way to see the park is take a boat ride from Bintulu and to walk along its many trails...
The beach runs for 25km along the gently meandering coastline punctuated by rocky headlands... From the boat, one can see the beautiful coastline and detour to the Sebubong River, said to be the most beautiful river in the park...It has fast rapids that flow into a natural pool called Sebubong Pool, about 1km from the river estuary... There are also isolated beaches called Turtle Beach and Golden Beach...
Turtle beach is so named because turtles come here to lay eggs... The Golden Beach is the park's most enchanting beach with sparking sand set againts scenic cliffs and beach vegetations...
Trekking enthusiasts, there are many branch trails from the main 10km trail running along the coast Turtle Beach and Golden Beach... Several short trails connect to small rapids like Batu Anchau and Sekunsur... Others lead to View Point Hut and to a 450m long plank walkway that meanders thru the mangrove forest...
Taxis from Bintulu town will cost RM40 or RM65 from the airport...Syarikat Bus Bintulu plies the route to the road junction to the park from where you can walk to the park which is 9km away... The bus fare is RM18 one way... There are chalets, hostels and camp sites in the park where visitors can stay for the night...
No favourite thing about Bintulu. Oh! Actually... the free wifi access at the Parkcity Everly Hotel.
Elsewhere, nothing but gas processing plants and karaoke joints. Oh my goodness and the logging! On the way from the airport, many huge lorries carrying loads of timber... plywood factories, timber mills... very disturbing. There's a postcard of logging activities! Who on earth puts logging activities on a postcard??? Go figure.
Nothing much to do, food very disappointing, the seafood is expensive because it's brought in from other parts of the state... the hotel... 4 star? Oh please. Am i really in Malaysia? We came on Sunday and covered markets and town in an hour or so.
The market is most interesting! See my To Do tips.
Fondest memory: The most interesting bits about Bintulu is the LNG plant and tanker terminals, and that's not accessible to the public. No big loss really unless u're a process engineer perhaps. ;)
However, to be fair, fellow colleagues from Bintulu have actually said there's plenty to do if the locals take you around. So, unless you do have a local taking you around.... forget it.