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Review: Jesselton Express (Subsidiary of Sipitang Express), A Public Bus from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu

Slowly but sure, the story of my Borneo trip will come to an end now that I’m gonna talk about how to get to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah from Brunei.

There are a few options that you could choose if you’re planning to travel within the route. Apart from the fastest way through a flight, you could also opt for either by bus or by ferry. For my Borneo trip, I chose the public bus as the way of my travel. Although to be honest, if I could go back to Borneo, I’d totally go for the ferry option just for the sake of experience.

As usual, I rely on Easybook for all the reservations for my transport during the trip. And this time, I chose the one and only option for Brunei-Kota Kinabalu trip by bus: Sipitang Express.

So, why did I end up using Jesselton Express instead of Sipitang in the title of this post? Well, this one will be explained later. Keep calm, and carry on. 😉

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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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The Room Hotel, Miri: The Best Budget Hotel in Sarawak

As you might already know from some of my previous posts, I managed to visit 4 cities (and a small town) in Sarawak during my Borneo trip. One of them was Miri.

Miri is a coastal city in southeastern Sarawak, East Malaysia. Known as the location of the first oil well drilling in entire Malaysia, it wasn’t a surprise to see some rapid development in the city.

With its location that is relatively not so far from Bruneian, Bruneian also often make it their short getaway for either doing groceries or just spending some time to enjoy the nightlife in the city. Other than that, Miri has got some places to offer in the suburb like Niah Caves or Tusan Beach.

Based on my experience making a stop in Miri, it’s fair to say that Miri is just a typical transit city. Everything worth visiting is quite a distance from the city center.

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