Favorite thing: Although there are different "show" tour providers at Mulu, the small groups end up being combined. You meet the same people, share the adventure and become friends. Almost inevitably you see them again at the Mulu Cafe. I met people from all over the world, including Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, England, and Australia.
There is a bus that leaves from Miri and goes to Kuala Belait. It is a lovely little town, quiet. you could stay there one night and explore the nearby kampongs and a river trip. check my KB tips. and then there are direct buses to BSB from KB.. ricketty buses but gets you there and very cheap. in brunei you could stay , see my tips on BSB, and see the water village and the magnificent mosques. you can either go to Labuan and fly out of there or fly out of Brunei via air asia to KL and then to Singapore that would be cheaper than flying one way BSB singapore..
I enjoy the slow bus ride from Miri and for other reasons, like KB also. Brunei is an unusual country in that part of the world.
When flying over Sarawak, one can see miles and miles of virgin thick rainforests, then clearing of logging of timber and acres of oil palm.
The demarcation can be startling which makes one wonder how much rainforests need to be preserved, how much to be logged and cleared for development.
Anyway, it is great to be able to see the natural rainforests of Sarawak and stay in 5 stars hotels at the same time.
In my first visit to Sarawak, I was surprised that as a fellow citizen from Peninsular Malaysia, I still need my passport and got a stamp with a limited conditional stay.
Nowadays, you can use your Mykad identification and fill up a form or apply for Restricted Travel Document.
Check this website - http://www.imi.gov.my/eng/perkhidmatan/im_DokumenTerhad.asp
Favorite thing: While doing trekking in the jungle, we occasionaly stopped at local markets to buy some food. All of them displayed exotic products and delicious fruits for ridiculous prices. It was a real pleasure to buy our groceries there. These pictures are from the local market in Serian, a small town in the middle of Sarawak.
The father of this kid could be descendants of some great warriors. The unique tattoos have becoming popular among some Hollywood stars.
There are more than 10 tribes of aboriginal living in Borneo jungles.
You will see some dead trees drown in the lake or dam. This thing cannot be avoided in order to create more water catchments.
Although I am a nature lover, but human needs are always been top (#1) priority. But that does not mean that I'll support slash and burn that commonly practice by some orang asli (native).
Sarawak is one place you can find clear blue sky all day long, except rainy day. As compare to hazing conditions in most cities, this is one place you can really unwind & totally escape from you busy routines.
So, quickly get a quotation to visit Sarawak after reading this tip.
Sarawak is just next to Kalimantan & I received SMS greeting from one of the Indonesia's cell phone operator.
Welcome to Indonesia ! Use Indonesia's largest telecommunication network from INDOSAT during your visit to our beautiful country
For International Call please dial 001 & 008. Please dial 222 for Customer Care & 999 for any information on Indonesia. Have a pleasant stay with INDOSAT
You don't normally find these great picnic sites with clear road sign & mostly hidden by thick bushes right next to some normal express ways.
You really need some local to show you the place & normally just about 2-5 minutes trekking from where you park.
Be sure to lock your car before you proceed to picnic spot.
Contrary to what most people believe that Sarawak is very much underdeveloped. Even some West Malaysian thinks so.
This picture will prove that Sarawak is very much catching up in everything that happening around the globe.
This picture is taken from the overhead pedestrian bridge connecting the two museum blocks.
Borneo is very hot and the humidity is teriffically high. Its difficult to tell if you are sweating or the moisture in the air is making you damp........but it is very easy to get dehydrated. We found that taking a sachet of Diralite or any rehydration suppliment each day helped us to cope much better with the climate....and this tip works for any hot country
Fondest memory: The people of Borneo so friendly, dont seem to want a tip, dont pressure you to buy anything and made us feel so welcome in their beautiful country
Favorite thing: They were once the some great warriors or headhunters in Borneo. You can arrange for long house visit to better understand their culture & you'll surely amazed by these great people.
Favorite thing: When it rains, it rains HARD. But it doesn´t really matter if you get wet - the water is 30 degrees Celcius.
Perfect. We had interconnecting non-smoking rooms and a fantastic view of the river. Marshall at the...more
We were looking forward to a weekend at the Miri Marriott. The hotel is undergoing a renovation so...more
Jalan Kampung Nyabor, P.O. Box 1762, Sibu, Sarawak, 96008, Malaysia
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples