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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
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  Sarawak Map 1
  Sarawak Map 2
 
  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
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  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
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  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
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  Matang Wildlife Centre
  Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
  Santubong & Damai Beach
  General Info
  Irrawady Dolphin
  Sarawak Cultural Village
 
  Kuching Southwest
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  Sibu
  General Info
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  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
  General Info
  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
  Down Rejang River:
  General Info
 
  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Lambir Hills National Park
  Loagan Bunut National Park
  Niah National Park
  Similajau National Park
 
 
 
 
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
GETTING TO SARAWAK / HOW TO GET TO SARAWAK
 
 

Major towns and cities in Sarawak are very well connected. The state has modern and fully equipped port and airport facilities for international and domestic linking. The road network system connects all major towns within Sarawak.

 
 
LOCATION
 

 

Sarawak is situated on the island of Borneo, and is one of the two states that make up East Malaysia. Sarawak and Sabah are separated from West Malaysia (Peninsula Malaysia) by the South China Sea about 600 km away. With an area of 124,449.51 square km, Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, making up some 37.5 per cent of the country's total area. The State is bounded on the north and northwest by the South China Sea, the northeast by Sabah and Brunei Darussalam, which forms a double enclave, and the south by Kalimantan, Indonesia. Sarawak can be classified into three terrain groups: the alluvial coastal plain, the mountainous interior and the central undulating belt. Sarawak's highest point is Gunung Murut (2,434 m). Malaysia's longest river, the Batang Rajang, glides through the State.

 
 
 
WATER TRANSPORT
 

There are two categories of water transport systems in Sarawak:

 

International and coastal shipping

The main ports in Sarawak are in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. The latest addition, Senari Port, a new deep-water port at Kampung Senari complements the existing facilities at the Kuching Port Authority. All Sarawak's ports are well equipped to handle general and bulk cargo dry, liquid and gaseous. With the exception of Bintulu Port (a deep sea-port) which is a Federal Port, the other ports are managed as State Port Authorities. As the State relies heavily on external trade for its economic growth, the development of port facilities is important.

 

Riverine transport system

The riverine transport system has a great significance to a large section of the population living in the interior and along the coast. This system is an important means of transportation to passengers and goods to large proportions of the population of the State. Sarawak has a total of 55 navigable rivers with a combined length of 3,300 km. Of all the rivers in Sarawak, the Rejang is the most important with a total length of 567 km; it is the longest river in Malaysia. Between 300-500 boats and vessels ply the river daily. About 50% of the traffic is engaged in passenger transportation, and the rest are mainly for transportation of goods including logs. Sarawak boasts an economical yet efficient express boat service which connects the various coastal towns. Express boat services also utilize the many waterways inland to get to more rural areas inaccessible by road.

 
 
 
ROAD TRANSPORT
 

The Trans-Borneo Highway connects Kuching to all major cities in Sarawak, and carries on through to the neighbouring state of Sabah through Brunei. Travelling from Kuching to Sibu takes about 5 hours by car while Kuching to Miri will take approximately 10 hours. The road system within the State is being constantly upgraded and public transport system improved to cater to increasing traffic volume. Most major towns and cities offer a variety of public transport services including buses, taxis and limousine services. Bus services are also available for those wishing to travel within the state from town to town, or even internationally to Indonesia (Pontianak) and Brunei.

 
 
 
WATER TRANSPORT
 

There are two categories of water transport systems in Sarawak:

 

International and coastal shipping

The main ports in Sarawak are in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. The latest addition, Senari Port, a new deep-water port at Kampung Senari complements the existing facilities at the Kuching Port Authority. All Sarawak's ports are well equipped to handle general and bulk cargo dry, liquid and gaseous. With the exception of Bintulu Port (a deep sea-port) which is a Federal Port, the other ports are managed as State Port Authorities. As the State relies heavily on external trade for its economic growth, the development of port facilities is important.

 

Riverine transport system

The riverine transport system has a great significance to a large section of the population living in the interior and along the coast. This system is an important means of transportation to passengers and goods to large proportions of the population of the State. Sarawak has a total of 55 navigable rivers with a combined length of 3,300 km. Of all the rivers in Sarawak, the Rejang is the most important with a total length of 567 km; it is the longest river in Malaysia. Between 300-500 boats and vessels ply the river daily. About 50% of the traffic is engaged in passenger transportation, and the rest are mainly for transportation of goods including logs. Sarawak boasts an economical yet efficient express boat service which connects the various coastal towns. Express boat services also utilize the many waterways inland to get to more rural areas inaccessible by road.

 
 
 
 
GETTING TO SARAWAK / HOW TO GET TO SARAWAK
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO