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Royal Brunei Airlines to fly Brunei-Kuching route beginning Dec 28

Royal Brunei Airlines to fly Brunei-Kuching route beginning Dec 28

MIRI: Sarawak will have an opportunity to increase its tourists influx, in line with the Visit Sarawak Campaign next year with Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) new Brunei – Kuching route commencing on Dec 28.

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah said Sarawak welcomes the new route which could bring in tourists and tourism money into the state.

“We are very proud of our heritage and very proud of what we have. I believe that Brunei also feels the same about their heritage and everything that we have down here, we want to showcase to the outside world,” he said yesterday.

He spoke at a press conference after witnessing the signing of memorandum of agreement (MoA) between RB and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) at Royal Brunei Recreation Club, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Also present at the MoA ceremony were Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Ali Apong; RB chief executive officer (CEO) Karam Chand and STB CEO Sharzede Datuk Salleh Askor.

The CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, and CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), Karam Chand, officially signed the MOA and had an exchange of documents, commencing RB’s flights to Kuching beginning in December. The signing was witnessed by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Brunei Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong.

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Updated on 16 November, 2018.

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9 Day 8 Night Borneo Self Drive Explorer Tour

Day 1 KUCHING

Distance: 15 kms (20 mins by chauffeur driven car)

Drive Information:

No pushing for a day

Meals: None

Remarks:

Arrive during Kuching airport, where we will be welcomed by a internal representative. After checking in, spend a rest of a day during convenience as we try a collateral of a former White Rajah.

Day 2 KUCHING – BATANG AI

Distance: 220 Kms (5.5 hours by automobile and 20 mins by boat)

Drive Information:

After removing proficient with your rented car, make your approach to Batang Ai as we skip Kuching. Upon reaching a jetty during Batang Ai Lake, residence a vessel that will take we to a Hilton Batang Ai Resort. Remember to park your automobile during a hotel jetty, that is giveaway of charge. The vessel leaves a jetty during 4.15pm and 5.30pm to a resort. Please make certain we arrive 15 mins before vessel depart time.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

The rented automobile will be delivered to your hotel in a morning.

On your approach to Batang Ai, we are suggested to make a stop during Serian city to revisit and knowledge a colorful internal market, where we can squeeze some internal products. Enjoy a vessel float after reaching a Batang Ai Jetty. Relax in a dusk and admire a lake.

Day 3 BATANG AI

Distance: 4 hour debate (by boat)

Drive Information:

No pushing for a day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during a resort.

Relax a whole day doing zero during all, or pointer adult for an discretionary debate conducted by a resort. The debate will take we to a prolonged residence and will cost approximately RM 120.- / USD 45.- per person. The debate will take we around vessel to Mengkak Longhouse. You will knowledge a longhouse culture, by assembly with a locals and share a impulse of their day, and feel a gait of a farming life in a interior of Sarawak, as we share a potion of tuak (rice wine) and informative opening with your Iban hosts on a Ruai-the community enclosed verandah common to all Longhouse. Retrace your debate behind to a Batang Ai Resort for some-more relaxation.

Day 4 Batang Ai – Sibu

Distance: 200 kms (3 hours by car)

Drive Information:

Bid goodbye to Batang Ai and collect your automobile from a parking lot after your vessel float back. Head to Sibu when we are ready.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during a resort.

Enjoy a expostulate along Borneo’s panorama as we make your approach to Sibu. Take a expostulate by city and put together your possess unpretentious tour.

Day 5 Sibu – Miri

Distance: 393 kms (6 hours by car)

Drive Information:

Head towards Miri around a Sibu-Bintulu Road. Remember to stop by during Bintulu along a approach to Miri.

Meals: Breakfast

Along your approach to Bintulu, stop during kilometre 26 of a Sibu-Bintulu Road to admire a Yu Lung San Tien En Si Temple. The church is pronounced to be a biggest of a kind in Asia and is dedicated to bringing together 3 faiths – Buddhist, Taoism and Confucianism. At Bintulu, we can check out a Similajau inhabitant park that has a really singular beach line that sands are pronounced to be a tone of gold. A travel is indispensable to strech a beach. When we are done, continue on to Miri.

Day 6 – MIRI

Distance: Depending on sights

Drive Information:

Drive around Miri city or conduct to one of a circuitously attractions.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Miri is home to a race of about 300,000 people and is a second largest city in Sarawak. It is also a hearth of Sarawak’s and Malaysia’s petroleum industry, that stays a vital courtesy of a city. The famous Gunung Mulu National Park, that is not permitted by road, is usually a half an hour by moody away. Other attractions such as a Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir National Park and a Niah Caves are permitted by car.

Day 7 – MIRI to BRUNEI

Distance: 35 kms (1 hour by car)

Drive Information:

Please note a immigration checkpoints, as it requires a bit of courtesy as we will be withdrawal Malaysia in to Brunei and afterwards re-entering Malaysia again and Brunei a second time before we get behind into Malaysia.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Make your approach to Brunei, a little sultanate that is one of a richest countries in a world. Admire a rich luxury as we embark on a self- scrutiny of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s collateral city.

Day 8 BRUNEI – LAWAS – KOTA KINABALU

Distance: 170 km (2 hours)

Drive Information:

Take an early expostulate from Brunei to Sabah. Then ensue north to Kota Kinabalu. It is approximately 170 kilometers to Kota Kinabalu from Merapok, around a towns/villages of Sipitang, Beaufort, and Papar.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Upon attainment during Kota Kinabalu, remember to check out some of a engaging sights of a city. In a evening, we competence wish to conduct down to a Waterfront and suffer some of a uninformed seafood accessible there.

Day 9 – KOTA KINABALU

Distance: N/A

Drive Information: Return a rented automobile in a morning during your hotel.

Meals: N/A

Day during convenience until a lapse flight.

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