Bintulu to Kota Kinabalu By Road :

Bintulu Division

Places of interest in Bintulu

Boulevard Bintulu

From Bintulu to Kota Kinabalu without stopping, the journey take less than 10 hours.

Situated half way between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, Bintulu was just a fishing village 40 years ago. The town over the years has changed a lot and is now a well-planned industrial town with a diverse cultural population of over 100,000 covering an area of about 12,500 square kilometers.

Place of interest in town and within reach from Bintulu includes:

Kampung Jepak
Take a short boatride way in the local Bot Tambang (river bus) across the Kemena River is Kampung Jepak, an interesting fishing village showcasing the traditional lifestyle of Melanau fisher­folk. Here you will see them in their daily activities such as fish drying, manufacturing of the locally renowed Bintulu Belacan (shrimps paste), Cencaluk (salted shrimps) and sago processing. The fishing village offers a glimpse of how Bintulu used to be before town planning and modernization set in.

The Markets
Pasar Utama a wet market at the esplanade, and Pasar Tamu, a wild and jungle products market, offer opportunities to mingle with the locals and savour local delicacies such as "mee jawa, rojak, laksa and cencol".

Within walking distance from most of the hotels in town, the night market at the Medan Pasar Malarn at Jalan Kampung Dagang exude a carnival- like nightly atmosphere with its pot­pourri of cheap garments, toys, electrical goods and foodstuff. With over 150 stalls, you can take a pick of the numerous cheap and affordable items as well a choice of local food, drink, vegetables and wild Borneo products.

Council Negeri Monument
This clock towers and fountain place is built around the site where centenary stone was erected to commemorate an inaugural gathering of five British officers and 16 local chiefs of various races that was convened by Charles Brooke, the second white Rajah of Sarawak in 1867 – considered as the states first and oldest state legislative assembly meeting

Places of Worship
Two places of worship that are magnificent in terms of design are the Bintulu Mosque and the Kuan Yin Temple. Landscaped with beautiful plants, the Bintulu Mosque features a unique style of architecture, and is adorned with cascading waterfalls. Situated at KM 2, Jalan Iskandar, the Kuan Yin Temple, surrounded by dragon fencing, features a rock garden courtyard and manmade waterfalls.

Taman Tumbina
Situated four kilometres from town centre, on a 12 hectare site at the Tanjung Batu Coastal Reserve, this zoological and botanical park provides both educational and recreational experiences. Sited on a hill top overlooking the South China Sea and the Bintulu Town, it has 77 species of fruits, 20 types of wild plants, numerous types of orchids and offers as well as a first hand view of the State's official bird, the Hornbill; the fearless eagles; the orang utans' the flamingos'; the only tigers and lions in Borneo; crocodiles, pythons and many more.

Bintulu Mid-range and budget hotels.

  Hoover Hotel, Kemena Inn, Capital Hotel and Kintown Inn are located at Jalan Keppel, Bintulu.
  Li Hua Hotel at Berjaya Commercial Centre.
  Hotels and Inn found at Pusat Taman Sri Dagang are Faber Inn…Hotel Sri Dagang…Plaza Hotel…Riverfront Hotel and Houz Inn are some of them.
  Reggae Inn…Warisan Indah Inn and 360 Inn Bintulu are located at Park City Commercial square.
  Mastama Inn is one of the many budget hotels found at Bintulu New Commercial Centre
  Royal Hotel and Sun Light Hotel could be found at Jalan Pedada .
  Hotel Utama is located at Jalan Sommerville.
  Tune Hotel is located at Jalan Kidurong.

Bus Company Destination Departure Time Fare (Adult)
Epstar Sdn. Bhd. Bintulu/Sarikei
06:00; 10:30;
Biaramas Express Sdn. Bhd.

06:00; 10:30;
15:00; 17:30

06:00; 10:30;
15:00; 17:30

Borneo Highway Express Sdn. Bhd.


06:00; 10:30;
12:00; 17:00


Syarikat Bas Express Sdn. Bhd. Bintulu/Sibu 12:00; 13:30;
Syarikat Bas Lanang Road Sdn. Bhd.
Bintulu/Sibu 06:00; 08:00; 12:00; 14:00; 18:00 RM16.50
Dalat-Miri Bus Express Bintulu/Balingian


06:30; 12:30




Syarikat Bas Suria Sdn. Bhd. Bintulu/Miri

Bintulu/Batu Niah
07:30; 10:30; 12:00; 13:30; 15:00; 18:00

07:00; 07:45; 09:00;10:30; 12:00; 13:00;



Step out of the plane and walk right into the main street of Bintulu Town.
The airport is only a doorstep away from town and this fact is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the town sited nearest to an airport.

Bus Sevices
(All Stationed at Medan Pasar Malam)

By bus

Bintulu regional express bus terminal is located at Medan Jaya, near Farley Supermarket.

Bintulu is well connected with Sarawak major towns and cities like Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Mukah, Betong, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Batu Niah and Sungai Tujuh.

Bus services companies :
1- MTC Transport,
2- Biaramas,
3- Eva Transport etc.


From Bintulu to Sibu

Travelling time from Kuching to Bintulu is 9 hours sometimes with transit to other main towns.


Bintulu Express Bus Terminal is an express bus terminal located in Bintulu, Sarawak.

Bus from Bintulu to Miri

information on bus from bintulu to miri
Bintulu is 205 km from Miri. For commutation

Going to Miri from Bintulu, bus transport is a convenient modes.

Bus from Bintulu to Miri can be availed from
Bintulu Bus terminal is located at Medan Jaya, nearby Farley Supermarket.
Bus companies :
1- MTC Transport,
2- Biaramas,
3- Eva Transport

Miri is 4 Kilometers south of the Long Distance Bus Terminal.
After getting off at the long distance bus terminal, Bus #33A can be taken, which runs every hour between the local bus terminal and long distance bus terminal.
If you arrive by evening, then you must either hire a private car or walk to the main road for a bus towards town.

Bus from Bintulu to Miri takes around 4 - 5 hours.
Most buses also halt in their journey, for about 15 to 20 minutes, as a refreshment break.
The journey is quite relaxing and not at all strenuous, provided the best reclining luxury seats, large leg space and air-conditioned surrounding for the passengers.



 18 - 24 AUGUST 2008


The International Borneo Kite Festival was  organized since 2005 by Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) in collaboration with Resident Office of Bintulu, Government Department and agencies in Bintulu, SEDC, Sarawak Kite Association (Pewasa), Malaysia Kite of Council (MPM), Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage Malaysia and Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism Sarawak.

Swirling performances from local and international kite flyers displaying their skill. Watch the sky for multitude of kites in various form, colour and shape roaming Bintulu airspace.

Enjoy the night with spectacular cultural and artiste performances line up to spice up your stay in Bintulu.


Taman Tumbina Bintulu

It's unique and the first of its kind in Sarawak, an integration of a botanical and zoological garden into a living garden of plants and animals! Taman Tumbina Bintulu offers the best single location in Bintulu for locals and visitors alike to catch a glimpse of the diversity of the flora and fauna of the largest state of Malaysia.

Strategically located on a hilly site overlooking the South China Sea, this 57-hectare garden has been one of the main attractions of the booming gas town since it started operations in 1991. Over the years, Tumbina has captivated visitors from far and near with its diverse collection of plants and animals. Among the major attractions is the Butterfly World where a variety of butterflies could be viewed in a specially built enclosure. As Sarawak is blessed with vast quantities of orchids, the garden's Orchid Collection, considered the largest of its kind in the northern region where both local and hybrid species are found, is a place not to be missed! Reptilian such as crocodiles, snakes and tortoises abound in the garden's Reptile Complex where the largest collection of the longest snakes exhibited in Sarawak was held. Another major attraction here is the Walk-in Aviary. Presently the biggest in Sarawak where the majestic hornbill to the small humming birds thrills visitors with their melodious calls and distinct songs.


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