Getting Around State of Sarawak

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    Air ways

    by MichaelTWku Updated Apr 4, 2011

    AirAsia schedules

    Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) - Kuching
    Frequency: Daily – Five flights a day
    Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – Miri
    Frequency: Daily – Two flights a day
    Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – Sibu
    Frequency: Daily – One flight a day
    (effective April 14, 2003)

    You have to book the ticket through internet booking at http://airasia.com.my (recommended)
    or you may get it from the authorised travel agents around town area. Air asia do promotion frequently every year for the air fares. Good luck.

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    Air ways

    by MichaelTWku Updated Apr 4, 2011

    AirAsia schedules

    Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) - Kuching
    Frequency: Daily – Five flights a day
    Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – Miri
    Frequency: Daily – Two flights a day
    Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – Sibu
    Frequency: Daily – One flight a day
    (effective April 14, 2003)

    You have to book the ticket through internet booking at http://airasia.com.my (recommended)
    or you may get it from the authorised travel agents around town area. Air asia do promotion frequently every year for the air fares. Good luck.

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    Early Buses

    by stanian Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Early buses are just that, "Early" we wanted to catch an early bus to Kampong Bako Petra Jaya bus No6, 0640 the timetable said but as we approached the bus stop at 0630 it was pulling out.
    So allow plenty of time to catch the buses, they go when the driver is ready not the passengers..
    The Last regular bus back from Kampong Bako is 1700.
    White minibuses (bas sewa) also go to Kampung Bako (About RM 3 one way). They operate from 6 am to 6 pm and depart from and arrive at the open air market. There is no fixed schedule - minibuses leave when they are full(ish).
    Sometimes buses will call at the depot for running repairs, we had a tyre change whilst we were on our way to Jong's crocodile farm, so take a drink on all bus trips otherwise you might just melt.

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    Mulu Airport

    by AlbuqRay Updated May 1, 2009

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    Mulu has a very nice airport terminal. The cafe there had prices similar to the Cafe Mulu. There are daily flights to Miri or Kota Kinabalu. I flew MASwings back to Miri for RM120 (RM84 + taxes = ~$32) but the fare can be as low as RM79. I highly recommend MASwings. It was Malaysia's first commuter airline and was officially launched on 1 October 2007. It is a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines and serves Sarawak and Sabah. The Fokker 50 aircraft was comfortable and the service excellent. They even served a free non-alcoholic drink on the 30 minute flight (really different from Air Asia!).

    Mulu Airport Mulu Airport Terminal View of Mount Mulu from Terminal MASwings Fokker 50 Cafe in Mulu Airport Terminal
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    Mulu National Park to Mulu Airport

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 30, 2009

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    I had read in my Lonely Planet Borneo that it was a 30 minute walk to the airport from Mulu Park headquarters. They also mention that there are minivans for RM3-5. There were no details about the minivans. I picked up my bag from storage at Park headquarters and crossed the suspension bridge to see what I could find. It turned out to be easy. The first building on the left is "Jowels Enterprise (Canteen and Transport)." It is also the Sweetwater Restaurant. There is also a smaller sign with the rates, i.e., RM5 one-way to the airport or Royal Mulu Resort for each person. The vehicle was his four seat pickup.

    Two other people showed up at the same time that needed a ride to the Royal Mulu, so I got to see that area also. The guy was really nice. He even stopped for me to take a couple of pictures. He had told me that the Malaysian name of the two hills by the airport meant breasts. He also had a tissue box on his dashboard that said "Life is beautiful!" I could not resist taking a picture of them both together.

    Jowels Enterprise (Canteen and Transport) JE and Sweetwater Restaurant Life Is Beautiful! Road to the Airport
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    Longboat from Long Terawan to Melinau River

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 25, 2009

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    Nuh's brother, Ding, provided the longboat. The trip from Long Terawan to the Melinau River was about two hours upstream on the Tutoh River . The Tutoh was wide but had shallow spots and small rapids; Ding had to be selective about which part of the river to traverse. After a lunch break on the bank at the confluence, it was another 30 minutes up the Melinau to Mulu Park headquarters. Ding's whole family came along since they have a house on the Melinau. BTW, two hours does not sound very long but your back can feel it, since there is no back support. At RM400, this longboat trip was one of the more expensive things on my up-country tour.

    Loading at Long Terawan Leaving Long Terawan on Tutoh River Ray on the Tutoh River Shallow Spots and Small Rapids Entering the Melinau River
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    4WD from Tenyok Rimba to Long Terawan

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 25, 2009

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    It was raining when we left Tenyok Rimba at ~07:30, so I did not take any pictures. We had to return to Long Bedian to take the main road east. Although it stopped raining on the way, the roads were still muddy. Fortunately, we were back in another 4WD Toyota Hilux pickup and the roads were better, except for right after we turned north toward Long Terawan and started up the hills. We arrived at Long Terawan around 09:00.

    Wet Road But Nice View Better Roads Passing a Parked Logging Truck First View of Long Terawan Arrived at Long Terawan
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    Baram River Express Boats

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 21, 2009

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    So-called express boats run between Kuala Baram near Miri and Marudi. The trip takes ~2.5 hours and costs RM30. There is also an express boat service between Marudi and Long Lama. I did not actually use either boat but I saw the latter one when I was in Long Lama. The departure time to Marudi was shown as 14:00.

    According to JourneyMalaysia: "This express boat [Marudi] to Long Lama may or may not leave depending on demand and weather conditions. Time taken is 4hrs and fare is also RM20 - RM25 per person per way. Scheduled time is at 10.30am leaving from Marudi.

    For more information on the boat schedule, call Tinjar Express at +6 019 8755831. This express provides transport from Marudi to Kuala Baram, Long Lama, Totuh and Tinjar."

    Fast Boat from Long Lama to Marudi Fast Boat Departure Time Sign Long Lama Waterfront
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    Longboat on the Melinau River to Mulu HQ

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 20, 2009

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    It is just a short trip up the Melinau River to the landing for the Mulu National Park headquarters. There are many houses and lodges along the river. On the way we dropped off Ding's wife and kids at their house and went by the Royal Mulu Resort bridge and landing. There are videoclips of the areas around the two landings.

    Looking Up the Melinau River Ding's House Lodge on the Melinau River Royal Mulu Resort Bridge Arriving at Mulu National Park Landing
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    4WD from Long Bedian to Tenyok Rimba

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 20, 2009

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    Nuh's friend Ding (same name as his brother) in Long Bedian had a Ford Ranger pickup. It was our ride to the Tenyok Rimba jungle resort. Its transmission had some problems and, although it is only about 6 km and a 30 minute trip, I wondered a couple of times whether we would make it across the steep, bad spots in the road.

    Ding's Ford Ranger in Long Bedian View on the Road to Tenyok Rimba
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    Lunch at Tutoh-Melinau Confluence

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 20, 2009

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    We stopped to have lunch on an island in the Tutoh River where it meets the Melinau River. The Melinau had clearer water than the Tutoh. Lunch was rice, egg, lotus, river fern and durian. In the gravel you can see some of the white and gray limestone rocks that characterize the Mulu area.

    Looking Up the Melinau River from the Island Looking Back Toward the Main Part of Tutoh River Lunch Durian Looking Back at the Island from the Melinau
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    Longboat from Long Atip to Long Bedian

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 20, 2009

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    I went from Long Atip to Long Bedian via longboat with my guide, Nuh, and Ister's parents. Although the rainy season was supposed to have ended, it was still raining regularly and the Apoh River was high and muddy. Evidently the river is quite clear during the dry season and much shallower. There are a couple of videoclips of us loading the longboat and leaving Long Atip.

    I did notice one big difference from the jungle rivers in Bolivia. Nuh is a hunter and brought his shotgun in case we saw a wild boar but there were not many birds or other wildlife along the banks of the Apoh. On the Ibare and Mamore rivers in Bolivia, we saw many birds and other animals on a regular basis. I am thinking that this part of the Apoh, although relatively remote, has many more people living along its banks.

    Ramp to the Longboat at Long Atip Leaving Long Atip Via the Apoh River Locals Fishing from Their Longboat Apoh River View Near Long Bedian
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    4WD from Siwa Village to Long Atip

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 20, 2009

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    I knew that the roads from Siwa Village to Long Atip would be bad, but they were even worse than I expected (see my travelogue on the Trans-Borneo Highway). Anyi was an excellent driver and his 4WD Toyota Hilux pickup was just what we needed for the trip. I think he makes the Miri - Long Atip run regularly, since he and his wife have a "door" at Long Atip.

    Anyi's Toyota Hilux at Treetops Lodge On a Hill Near Long Lama and Baram River On the Baram River Ferry Ready to Leave Long Lama At Long Atip Suspension bridge
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    Flying from Miri to Mulu Caves

    by SLLiew Written Aug 23, 2006

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    The best way to get to Mulu Caves is a flight from Miri. The othe alternative is a much longer river and land transport. On the flight, you will see the rainforests as well the Pinnacles, unique geological formation from the air which the pilot will point out.

    Flight time also avoid the hours of bats daily depature and return to their caves.

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    Plane And Boat

    by gnh Written Jul 9, 2006

    To go around Sarawak, you probably have to take the boat more often than you wish.

    The plane simplifies travel between remote places, but the service is not what the usual business traveller is used to.

    Airplane to Mulu Park Long Boat At Melinau River, Mulu Park Long Boat Over Fallen Tree Trunk

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State of Sarawak Hotels

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    Perfect. We had interconnecting non-smoking rooms and a fantastic view of the river. Marshall at the...

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    Jalan Kampong Nyabor, Sibu, Sarawak, 96000, Malaysia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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