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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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(Review) Lehdo Inn Hotel: Where to Stay in Sibu, Sarawak

Gong xi fat chai, happy Chinese New Year for those who celebrate it!

I found some statues of 12 animals in Chinese horoscope when I was in Sibu, so then I made the pig as the featured image in this post since we’re welcoming the year of pig this year.

So, for those celebrating Chinese New Year or whatever you call it in your place (Tet holiday in Vietnam, no?!)… Control yourself before you become a pig on your own! 😛

Anyway, since it’s Chinese New Year and I’m still yet to write a review on the hotel where I stayed in Sibu… Here it comes!

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Is Sibu in Sarawak Worth to Visit?

Sibu was the fourth city that I visited during my last Borneo trip. Before I arrived in the city, I had zero knowledge about the city as I only checked out the map of Sarawak when I tried to make an itinerary and skim read on what I could visit there. After reading some articles about Sibu, I then decided to make a stop around the city.

As it was on my plan to take a long road trip to get to one city from another, almost all my journey taken during Borneo trip was by bus. So was the trip to Sibu.

From Kuching to Sibu, there are some options you could take that include flights, bus, and even by ferry boat.

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Strolling Around the Jungle as a Female Solo Traveler: 2 Days 1 Night at Bako National Park

When I first planned out my Borneo trip itinerary, I was a bit conflicted about the places that I wanted to visit. Since Borneo is known as the Emerald of the Equator, I knew that I wanted to focus on enjoying nature on the trip.

When I consulted with Suzie about my trip to Brunei, she recommended Ulu Temburong for the nature part. She even sent me the link of some Korean TV show about traveling to Brunei. According to her, I could follow their itinerary with Ulu Temburong included.

Unfortunately, when I checked the price of the tour package to Temburong, it was freaking expensive! Like, to join a 2D1N tour in Temburong, it costs almost $200 and I simply couldn’t afford it. 🙁

So, as an alternative, I tried to find some nature destinations in Malaysian part of Borneo. I’ve got several options in the firsthand, with Gunung Mulu, Niah Caves and Bako to choose. Long story short, I decided to choose to go to Bako National Park instead.

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Watching Orangutans at Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Hello, everyone!

I’ve been procrastinating to continue my stories during Borneo trip for a lot of reasons. Somehow I’ve got the number of tasks in my job increased, and I think I’ve met my future husband. I know it sounds ridiculous, but seriously though. I think I have.

Okay, let’s move on… Because I really want to finish the series of my Borneo trip as soon as possible, only to realize that I’ve still got so many topics to schedule for the posts.

So, if there’s anything you should consider doing while in Borneo, I think it’s gonna be to see orangutans. According to this article, there are only two places left in the world where orangutans can be found in the wild, and it is only in the northern parts of Sumatra in Indonesia or throughout the island of Borneo.

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