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My buddy gone for meetings early morning after the complementary breakfast with me and with no broadband or wifi inaccessible in the hotel, I stay in the room, organizing the photos I have taken on the boat trips.
Around 1:00pm I go out without the cameras in search of a money changer and end up in downtown after being directed by the …
My original plan is on Kanowit but when we reach the river terminal close to 10:00am, we are told we will not be able the catch the last boat back. On the other hand, the last express boat to Kapit further up the river, one that does not stop at Kanowit, is about to leave, so we decide on Kapit for RM 45.
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Our boat itinerary today is:
1) Taxi from 360 Hotel to Pending wharf to east of city
2) Express Bahagia No 1 boat from Sarawak River to South China Sea
3) Sail north-east
4) Enter Batang Rejang
5) Stop at Tanjung Manis
6) Stop at Sarikei
7) Pass Binatangor
8) Pass Binatang
9) Enter Batang Laban River
The Stay At Premier Hotel Is Great. Strategically Located At Night Market. You Can Go Shopping At Lower Level. The Rate Is Around RM140++ With Breakfast For Two. We Departed Sibu Around 11AM And Since From Sibu To Kuching Is Longer Than Miri To Sibu We Need To Rush. We Refill Gas Full Tank Because The Nearest Petrol Station Is In Sri Aman. And We …
... think we were primarily following the coast to the Rajang River. Got to the mouth of the Rajang around 11:00 a.m. and made the first stop at a village there. The river in this part is lined with timber mills though many look unused. Arrived in Sarieki an hour later, then another hour to Sibu. Logging company operations were much more active as we approached Sibu. The river is brown; one of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The large hotel is clean and well-maintained. Location is good, there is a small shopping center right beside. Shops close around 8:30pm, so make sure you get any drinks or snacks that you may need in the room. The complementary buffet breakfast has a fair range of dishes and the restaurant staff were at beck and call to provide fast service.
Dinner at the restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. I waited for 15 minutes without being attended to and left for my meal elsewhere.
The hotel's internet booking doesn't allow more than 3 nights. The 4th night could not be reserved via a 2nd log-in because the system recognized the details and disallowed it. The 4th night had to be booked at the counter at a higher room rate. They suggested using their free wifi to book it but the wifi signal was too weak for any use. This resulted in having to move to another hotel for the 4th night.
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