Bintulu (for Simalajau National Park)
Bintulu is a coastal town, and the capital of Bintulu District in the Bintulu Division of Sarawak, Malaysia. The town is geographically situated half way between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Bintulu is a central gateway to tourist spots such as Similajau National Park, Bakun Resort, Niah Caves (Gua Niah in Malay), Mulu National Park, Longan Bunut National Park, Lambir National Park, Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary, Rejang Pelagus, Belaga and the Bario Highlands.
Similajau National Park is a national park in the Bintulu Division of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located about 30 km (19 miles) from Bintulu. The national park is a recreational resource, and features rainforest, beaches of white and golden sand, and rocky beaches facing the South China Sea. The park is rich in flora and fauna, such as green egg laying turtles.
Things to See & Do
* Kampung Jepak - traditional fishing village
* Council Negri Monument
* Pasar Utama & Pasar Tamu Bintulu markets
* Kuan Ying Tong Temple
* Tanjung Batu Beach
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language - Bahasa Malaysia, English
Population - 2,515 kmÂ²
Land Area - 200,000 approx
Electricity - 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - +6o
Port Location - Bintulu's port area is located in Kidurong, which is to the east of the main town.
Travel Links - Bintulu Airport offers daily connections to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, as well as daily flight to Kuching. MASWings links Bintulu with Mukah, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Belaga. The airport is located 25 kms outside of the town.
Express boats can only link to Bintulu town from other smaller Bintulu suburban and rural areas such as Sebauh, Tubau and Labang. No express boats serving Bintulu town to other major cities/towns in Sarawak.
Bintulu regional express bus terminal is located at Medan Jaya, located not so far from Farley Supermarket. All Sarawak major towns and cities like Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Mukah, Betong, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Batu Niah and Sungai Tujuh are well connected with Bintulu.