Travel Blogs from Sarawak, Malaysia

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This is Joseph Conrad territory, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

This is Joseph Conrad territory

A travel blog entry by zee

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Borneo! My preconceptions of this place were of primitive jungle, full of headhunters and crocodiles competing to end my trip even earlier. Well... a concrete jungle and a traffic jam were my first impressions. It got better fast though. Kuching is a ...

Sarawak, Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawak

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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Right, just to let you know. We are in Australia now! I have been very slow with the blog I know. I will do my best with the memory we have of what we done and when! More photos instead of writing, hows that deal ;) Kuching is were we landed, we stayed ...

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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Before I start writing about how wonderful and beautiful Borneo is I feel you all deserve to know the full story about what really happened at Kuala Lumpur airport... It's true the money exchanger and the ATM's were all closed and we did have to empty ...

Merry Miri, Miri City Fan, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Merry Miri

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... pleasant paths complete this excellent retreat from the city. This year is a good time to visit Sarawak as it's celebrating 40 years since becoming part of Malaysia. If you visit any tourist office they can fill you in on the host of activities that ...

"Meow" Museum

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... even a Whiskas cat food display. There seem to be a lot of industry displays making their way into museums here, the Sarawak Museum had a large propaganda installation for Shell Petroleum. Following a quick bite to eat at the Life Cafe (very hot ...

Jungle BBQ, Kapit, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle BBQ

A travel blog entry by zee

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... and the inevitable karaoke), we were extremely happy at the prospect of leaving Kapit. It's a town much like the others in Sarawak. There are pig-hunters running around with shotguns. Local kids drive souped-up cars pointlessly around (there are no roads ...

Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawak

A travel blog entry by paul

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Been to Sarawak numerous times. I would recommend it. Kuching is a great ...

Wild orang-utans, Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Wild orang-utans

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... Caroline take note) contact the Forest Department of Sarawak at the following address: Forest Department Sarawak, Wisma Sumber Alam, Jalan Stadium, Petra Jaya, 93660 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Tel : 6 082 319102 / 319103 Fax : 6 082 ...

Cat city, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Cat city

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... liked the reflecting clouds. For those of you who don't know this massive island is divided up between two states of Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah), Brunei and Indonesia. Not done that much today but have seen my first cat statue. This state capital ...

Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 151-152, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 151-152

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... scattered around the city, loads of real cats wandering around too. Not sure what the significance of the cat is to this part of Sarawak. I'll try and find out in the next couple of days. Had a walk around the city after checking into the Mandarin Hotel. ...

Niah National Park (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 156, Batu Niah, Malaysia travel blog

Niah National Park (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 156

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Killed a three inch long cockroach with two massive blows of my shoe last night. Without being too graphic, legs and bits of the horrible creature where everywhere. This morning when I woke, the cockroach had managed to move two metres across the room. I ...

Sibu (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 153, Sibu, Malaysia travel blog

Sibu (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 153

A travel blog entry by christosp

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The bus takes 7 hours to reach Sibu and the boat only takes just over 4.5 hours. So I opted for the express boat, but it was hassle getting from central Kuching to the boat terminal outside the city at 6.30am this morning. Jumped in a people carrier ...

Whose Idea Was It To Come To Borneo?!, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Whose Idea Was It To Come To Borneo?!

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... three days in the jungle, our tour leader wisely flew us out of Mulu National Park and into Kuching, the capital of Sarawak for a "city fix." Kuching is a modern, pretty city located along a curving river that is also home to many indulgent western ...

Rafflesias 1 - Orangutans 0, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Rafflesias 1 - Orangutans 0

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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     Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. It's an enchanting city with a riverside promenade that runs through its downtown. The walkway is dotted with eating spots, boat launches, park ...

Exploring Malaysian Borneo, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Exploring Malaysian Borneo

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... to be getting out of the city and exploring. There was so much to do here and so little time! Malaysian Borneo is split into 2 - Sabah and Sarawak. We started in Sarawak and were struck by how affluent it was, big houses with row upon row of new ones ...

Kapit (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 154, Kapit, Malaysia travel blog

Kapit (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 154

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Three hour express boat journey 150km down the Rejang river to the small logging town of Kapit. The Rejang river is the longest in Malaysia at 530km and drains the vast rainforests in the interior, in parts it's over a mile wide. The river is lined with ...

Racing up the coast, Miri, Malaysia travel blog

Racing up the coast

A travel blog entry by zee

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... upwind of the horrible thing. Turns out it tastes just like it smells. Must be a 'cultural' thing. Anyway the trip up Sarawak proved the old maxim of the journey being better than the destination. The towns were service points for locals, who were ...

Bintulu (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 155, Bintulu, Malaysia travel blog

Bintulu (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 155

A travel blog entry by christosp

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A three and half boat ride from Kapit back to Sibu (150km). Two buses totalling 4 hours from Sibu, and a short taxi ride to reach Bintulu (220km). Staying at the Garden Inn in the centre of town. Bintulu is booming due to the discovery of natural gas. ...

Bako trails and beaches, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Bako trails and beaches

A travel blog entry by jawad

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For the past two days I have been bitten constantly by all manner of insects but it's still a price worth paying to be able to stay in this fantastic national park. The trails are hard going (9km / 6 hours today) in the jungle heat but the views are ...

Suffering from incompetence, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Suffering from incompetence

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Return of my Passport, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Return of my Passport

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... and soul from 2-1/2 years of backpacking. I met an Aussie girl that was going to take pretty much the same route as I was across Sarawak, but her way sounded much easier and would put me in Miri a lot sooner than the back country roads I was thinking of ...

Journey into the Heart of Borneo, Kapit, Malaysia travel blog

Journey into the Heart of Borneo

A travel blog entry by rcys

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We are on a 3 day journey up the Batang Rajang River into the heart of Borneo. We first took a boat from Kuching to Sibu across the South China Sea into the Rajang Delta. We only did a quick pit stop in Sibu to have lunch before boarding another boat ...

Crazy Borneo Man, Belaga, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy Borneo Man

A travel blog entry by rcys

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Deeper in to the heart of Borneo, I landed in the sleepy little village of Belaga. Only when I arrived, the town wasn't so sleepy. I arrived in the middle of the Regatta and Rainforest Challenge weekend. Just about every long house in the area was in ...

Niah Caves, Niah National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Niah Caves

A travel blog entry by rcys

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The 4x4 dropped us off at a restaurant near the bus station. Since Crazy Borneo Man (CBM) had been so nice to us, I figured the least I could do was buy him lunch. Gill decided that she didn't want to do anything but get a good nights sleep in a place ...

Miri Marriott Resort and Spa, Miri, Malaysia travel blog

Miri Marriott Resort and Spa

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... Good! The only problem with staying at the Marriott is that internet access costs more than every other hotel I've paid for in Malaysia. And many of those cheaper rooms included free Wifi internet. C came back from Bario just in time for our last day ...

Shaken By Jungle Storm, Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Shaken By Jungle Storm

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Today was the day our rainforest adventure really began, not only were we heading into the caves, but checking out of our chalet and into the jungly hostel dormitory. This dorm actually turned out to have some of the most terrifying wildlife we saw ...

Enjoying The City Life, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Enjoying The City Life

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Arrived in Kuching at 5am, after a reasonable journey, still asleep and in the middle of nowhere. Got ripped off by the taxi driver before checking into the hostel and sleeping until 10:30. Grabbed the top bunks to be as close to the fans as possible as ...

The Friendly Face of West Malaysia and Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

The Friendly Face of West Malaysia and Sarawak

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... and have breakfast and then spend the rest of the day sorting out our 1000+ photos (on CD) and uploading India, Thailand and Malaysia photos onto the travelogue. We have a treat at night when we go to "Beccaris" Italian restaurant where we have, you've ...

Cat statues, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Cat statues

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... out of their hiding places and I have seen quite a few now. They look exactly the same as the cats back on Peninsular Malaysia, i.e. very thin with the short crooked tails. There must be a defective gene going around here. Yesterday was spent at the ...

The Tortoise and the (Beard) Hair, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

The Tortoise and the (Beard) Hair

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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