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3 Days 2 Nights in Bario: Where to Stay and What to Do Around Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak

Needless to say, Bario was actually my serendipity when I planned out my trip in Borneo. Before I finally decided to go there, I knew nothing about Bario or Kelabit Highlands in general.

However, thank God that I accidentally found some pic on Instagram in the last minute of my trip planning. That basically led me to the decision to just book a flight to Bario from Miri.

Now that I’ve been to Bario, I could proudly say that I’ve been there and flown with Twin Otter as a passenger. So, what’s so special about Bario?

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MASWings Review from Miri to Bario: Flying with Twin Otter for the First Time

Hi everyone!

I really overestimated my ability to finish the rest of my Borneo trip series. It’s been almost 4 months ever since I came back, and I only finished up to my Miri journey so far.

But no worries, because sooner or later, I’m committed to sharing everything with you. I hope the complete series of my Borneo trip would be able to help anyone who’s keen to start their journey on the island. One big island, with three different countries that are definitely worth to explore.

And this time, I’m gonna write about my experience to fly with MASWings for the first time. MASWings is the regional community airline which provides services throughout East Malaysia states, Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo.

I flew with them when I departed from Miri, heading to Bario. Not only was it my first time to fly with them, but also it marked the first time I flew with a small aircraft like Twin Otter. And therefore, I’m so keen to share it with you. 🙂

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A Closer Look to Miri: The Transit City in Sarawak

It’s been 3 months since I came back from my Borneo trip, and I’m still yet to finish the complete posts of my whole travel on the island. But bear with me, as I’m trying to be as productive as I can. Not only for the trip, but also for some other topics that I’d like to cover as well.

Anyway, after I previously covered West Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo, as well as Kuching and Sibu in Sarawak, it’s time for me to cover yet another city in Sarawak. And this time, I’m gonna talk about the third city that I’ve visited there: Miri.

First of all, Miri itself is just a typical big city. However, there are some places around there that might get you to end up there. Be it because you’re interested in visiting Niah Caves in the suburb area, or you’re on your way to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Yes, the city is the tourist gateway for some infamous places in the eastern part of Sarawak. Apart from Niah and Gunung Mulu, there are also some other destinations like Lambir Hills or even Tusau Beach. Whichever your main destination is, Miri is indeed a transit city to get you there.

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