No not a real warning - at least I don't think so. While I was walking along the Canada Hill ridge to Kampung Haji Wahed, I came across the sign in this photo. Awas! With a picture of a bird.
Did this mean there was a possibilty of an attack from birds? Or did this mean I should take care not to hit birds that might be flying low across the road?
- Budget Travel
- Hiking and Walking
ALWAYS CARRY AND USE A STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT
When travelling or visiting here in Borneo/Sarawak ALWAYS carry and use a strong Mosquito and Insect Repellant.Here in the tropics there is always a strong chance of being infected by mosquitos with either Malaria and /or Dengue fever. Either of the infections can be extremely dangerous to catch and have serious outcomes. ALWAYS use a strong repellant against mosquitos and the many bugs that seem to be everywhere here.Wear loose fitting clothes because of the high humidity but have long sleeved shirts and trousers/pants .Cover all exposed skin with a good repellant to be protected by being bitten ...Don't worry about the "smell/"aroma" as everyone else should have it as well ....if they are smart!!!
- Hiking and Walking
- Jungle and Rain Forest
Important Telephone Numbers
Dialling Code for Malaysia : +60
Airport Information: 085-615433
Air Asia airline: 085-438022, 616022(airport)
Royal Custom Malaysia: 085-433611
Resident & District Office: 085-433203
Miri City Council: 085-433501,424111
Post Office: 085-433423
Post Laju (Express Post): 085-422388
National Park Office: 085-433611
Police: 085-433222, 43367, 433730
Tourist Police: 085-433177
Fire and Rescue: 994
Taxi Service: 085-432277
Bus Station: 085-433423
Rescue / Ambulance: 999
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the accuracy of the above telephone numbers because as far as I am concern, it was accurate at the time I placed this information (2006); the above telephone numbers may change without my knowledge and hence, you are to double-check with the local telephone directory.
Required Travel Documents - VISA & Passport
Sarawak maintained separate control over immigration when it joined the Malaysian Federation. As a consequence, even if you are coming from Peninsular Malaysia or Sabah, you are required to obtain a separate visa for Sarawak (Malaysians coming from other parts of Malaysia are also required to do so).
1-month social visas are automatically issued at the airport. Extensions (1 month at a time, up to 2 extensions) can be obtained from the Immigration Department with relatively little fuss.
Visitors entering Malaysia must possess a valid passport or an internationally recognised travel document (valid for travel to Malaysia). Those who are not in possession of any of these must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport from the Malaysian Representative Office abroad.
A passport is necessary for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak, as well as between Sabah and Sarawak. Malaysians from the Peninsula need either a passport or their identity card to enter Sabah and Sarawak. Visitors who come to Malaysia on a visa must get the document from the Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country. A visa must be used within its validity period (normally three months).
pocket picker and etc
Nowadays miri is a safe place to visit. Before that it is not a safe place. Usually the Bruneian like to go out shopping due to the currency exchange between Brunei Dollars and Malaysian Ringgits. Therefore a lot of tourist is mainly from Brueni And it is the main income for the miri beside oil and gas.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
We stopped at one of the banks in town to get some smaller bills before flying to Mulu.
The first thing we seen when we walked in the door is armed guards.
These men had shot guns so I think they meant business.
I didn't ask to take their picture.
- Road Trip
Jungle trekking is very tyring. Some paths are very well conditionned, but when there are no paths, you do need the help of an experienced guide. Keep in mind that the heat and humidity are very high.
After a day of trekking this is the regrettable aspect I had.
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