State of Sarawak Transportation

  • bus to Semenggoh Nature Reserve
    bus to Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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  • Bus timetable pasted in bus.
    Bus timetable pasted in bus.
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  • Example for Budget Taxi (wira,waja.exora.sentra)
    Example for Budget Taxi...
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State of Sarawak Transportation

  • Air ways

    AirAsia schedules Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) - KuchingFrequency: Daily – Five flights a day Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – MiriFrequency: Daily – Two flights a dayKuala Lumpur (KLIA) – SibuFrequency: 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...

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  • Air ways

    AirAsia schedules Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) - KuchingFrequency: Daily – Five flights a day Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – MiriFrequency: Daily – Two flights a dayKuala Lumpur (KLIA) – SibuFrequency: 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...

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  • Early Buses

    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...

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  • Mulu Airport

    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...

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  • Mulu National Park to Mulu Airport

    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...

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  • Longboat from Long Terawan to Melinau...

    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...

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  • 4WD from Tenyok Rimba to Long Terawan

    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...

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  • Baram River Express Boats

    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...

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  • Longboat on the Melinau River to Mulu HQ

    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.

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  • 4WD from Long Bedian to Tenyok Rimba

    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.

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  • Lunch at Tutoh-Melinau Confluence

    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.

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  • Longboat from Long Atip to Long Bedian

    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...

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  • 4WD from Siwa Village to Long Atip

    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...

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  • Flying from Miri to Mulu Caves

    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

    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.

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  • Slim Local Longboats

    When visiting the villages, be sure to try out the Longboat rides. The locals will gladly arrange a cruise for you. At a cost of course :)The boats are so slim, you can only sit 4 people single file in one boat. Safety jackets are not provided as most of the rivers are only 3-4 feet deep. Anyhow, the local Ibans are excellent swimmers and are...

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  • En route to Clearwater and Wind Cave

    A boatride up the Melinau River gets you to the entrance of both Clearwater Cave and Wind Cave. Along the way you will pass by new "Orang Asli" ( Native Men ) settlements, allowing you a peek into their everyday lives.

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  • Bus

    Getting around in sarawak you must have car. I mean, if you tend to go ourtskirt of Kuching then you need car to go. Still you could get a public transportation though but it isnt flexible for your time. Just rent a car and drive whereever you want. Traffic in Kuching wasnt as bad as Kuala Lumpur though so just grab a car. Oh btw, the place of...

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  • The plane is faster than the boat

    Mulu is accessible by air from Miri and Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, and directly from Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Most international travellers coming to Sarawak fly in to Kuala Lumpur International Airport but flights from some international destinations are available directly to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Brunei. Daily flights to...

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  • The old Mulu Airport

    The new airport at Mulu is probaply opened by now, but as we arrived to Mulu, it was the old and small airport we got familiar with. Only small airdrafts were able to land there and the airport terminal itself was a fun experience. And as you checked your luggage in - you had to weigh yourself with the luggage!

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  • Air Transport

    The quickest way to travel long distances in obviously by air. Malaysian airlines have made this even more worthwile by making it cheap! Sometimes it is even impossible to get to the destination by land - eg. from Kuching to Miri. For more information and flight schedules visit their website on: Malaysian Airlines. Especially worth it is the flight...

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  • 4WD

    We are on our way to a waterfall & native village of Borneo Highlands resort.4WD is a necessity if you do not want to change your drive train & repair you punctured oil tank upon returning from the trip.We are using a Mitsubishi Pajero, 2.8L Intercooler Turbo Diesel.

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  • Car or 4x4

    Taxi services are rare in Sarawak especially if you want to visit city outskirt.I am quite lucky to have friends from Sarawak that willing to host me whenever I visited State of Sarawak.4WD will be ideal because often time you may need to go off pave for a little in order to find some great picnic spots.

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  • Boat

    Long boat can be considered as common mode of transportation to access to National Parks & inland resorts.The boat ride itself sometime is the highlight for the trip.Remember to cover yourselves properly if the boat does not have overhead shelter. Don't forget a big hat & applying sun tan too.

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  • Take the plane

    You have to fly to Miri first to get to Mulu. As the new runway in Mulu gets finished it could be that you could fly from other places as well. Scenes from the plane window were spectacular!

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