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Stories and Tips Sarawak

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Towns on the Batang Rejang: Belaga

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

We took the early morning express boat from Kapit to Belaga. It cost RM30 each. These express boats have reinforced hulls so that they can cross the Pelagus Rapids, a place where accidents do still occur. The rapids were quite exciting, with whirlpools and scraping…Read More


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Rumah Bundog: An Iban longhouse near Kapit

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

The longhouse was about half an hour's drive from Kapit, along a tributary of the Rejang. When we arrived at the longhouse, we realised it was situated in a really nice location on the small river. We had to cross a narrow, bouncy suspension bridge…Read More


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Kuching City

Written by Composthp on 13 Oct, 2002

We joined a complimentary half-day city tour on our last day in Sarawak. The weather was not cooperative that day and had poured heavily for much of the afternoon. It was the monsoon season, we were told. Our guide, a cheerful young gentleman, gave us…Read More


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Miri

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

Of all the food we had in Sarawak, we thought Miri served up the best. The main reason for this was the wider availability of Indian food, which provided a fantastic opportunity to avoid the constant and tiring noodle soups that are served up by…Read More


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Niah Caves National Park

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

At Batu Niah town, you can take a taxi straight to the headquarters, but we opted for the more pleasant 20 minute boat journey upriver to the park instead. We paid RM40 for a 4-bed hostel room within the park, but had the whole chalet to…Read More


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Towns on the Batang Rejang: Kapit

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

On the express boat to Kapit, we passed the small towns of Kanowit and Song, and yet more barges and boats laden with logs. We noticed a fair number of hillsides that had been logged and were badly eroded, although there was more forest the…Read More


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Towns on the Batang Rejang: Sibu

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

We took the express boat from Kuching to Sibu. There is also a bus between Kuching and Sibu, but the boat was quicker and we hoped that the journey would be more scenic than an overnight bus ride. The ferry departed from a 'different' wharf…Read More


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Bako National Park (getting there and accommodation)

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

We prebooked accomodation and obtained permits for Bako NP at the tourist office in Kuching. The permits cost RM10 each, and a "hostel" room was RM40 per night (the room had fans and four beds, but we booked the whole room), and also there were…Read More


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Kuching, the

Written by Antony Dodd on 31 Jul, 2004

In Kuching airport we had to fill in another embarkation card, and passports were stamped again. The airport was small but had an extremely helpful tourist information desk that provided us with a couple of maps, an extremely useful free introduction booklet to Sarawak by…Read More


Main Bazaar

Written by ashford on 23 Apr, 2001

Main Bazaar is the oldest street in Kuching city. It has rows of exceptionally well preserved 19th century Chinese shophouses and a five foot way-great for getting shade from the hot sun. This is the old commercial and residential heart of South Kuching and there…Read More


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