Step into SIBU and you are stepping into what was once wild frontier that was given to Sir James Brooke as reward for taming the rebellion for the Brunei Sultanate, who ruled the land then. He became the first 'White Rajah' and began his administrative seat from Fort Brooke in Sibu, in 1862. As interesting as its history is its name Sibu which comes from the local fruit 'sibau' - a small, sour and wild-version of the sweet fleshy rambutan.
Minutes away from the busy city center lies another attraction of Penang, her natural beauty. This turtle shaped island offers miles of idyllic beaches with swaying palm trees, and soothing hill for those who seek refuge from the tropical heat.
Selingan island is one of the three islands of the Turtle Island Park, which lies 40 km north of Sandakan. Selingan is the second largest among the clusters of islands and is the main nesting area for green and hawksbill turtles. These areas are protected for conservation and preservation of turtles and other marine animal.
Upon arrival Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative then proceed for Kuching City Tour – 3hrs. Experience the beauty of multi-racial community and see places of interest & the essential part of Kuching includes the building of the White Rajah, (Colonial Law Court, Clock Tower, Charles Brooke Memorial, Post Office, Square Tower), bustling Chinatown, Chinese Temple. Discover the treasure of Sarawak Museum & Cat Museum, Sightseeing to Astana, Malay Village & Kuching Water Front. After tour complete, assist transfer to hotel to choose for check in.
The capital of Penang, George Town was named after King George III of England. George Town was awarded city status by the royal charter on January 1st 1957. Located in the heart of the city is one of South East Asia’s largest collections of Pre-war buildings. In order to preserve the heritage of Penang, modern structures are built surrounding these pre-war buildings.
Unlike in a zoo, the Orang Utans are free to roam in this 653 hectare forest reserve. Here, young and adolescent Orang Utans are trained to survive in the wild. Spot their delicate nests, watch their skillful movements in the tree tops and their interesting behaviour during feeding time.
Upon arrival Park headquarters, register and have a brief study of the park information at the information center. Then, take a short boat to cross the river to visit Niah Museum. After visit museum proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to the caves main entrance.
Miri is a rapidly expanding business & commercial centre & the home of Sarawak's oil industry. It is located in North-East Sarawak close to Brunei border. In recent years Miri has become a major tourism gateway & the jumping-off point for some of Sarawak's world-famous National Parks, including Mulu Caves, Niah Caves, Lambir Hills. Other interesting destination such as the Kelabit Highlands are also accessible from Miri.
Bako National Park, the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak, offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak's forest and wildlife. It contains a wide range of vegetation, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, trekking trails and coastlines covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Visitors can see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded pigs, monitor lizards, etc.
You will be driven past the Lapau, Dewan Majlis and the Omar Ali Saiffuddien Mosque. Visit to the Brunei Museum, The Royal Regalia Centre. Take a boat ride on the local "Water Taxi" on the Brunei River. Visit to one of the houses built on stilts where local cakes and tea will be served to you.
Mengalum Island has long been associated with voyaging of Ferdinand Magellan in Asian waters during 16th century. The link is tied to a large metal anchor located in the south- western corner of the island near the shoreline.
The Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia, with a length of 560 kilometers. Kinabatangan is known for its remarkable wildlife and fascinating habitats. This wonderful journey of wildlife discovery starts from the waters of Sulu Sea cruising through a magnificent scenery of the mangrove forest. You will be cruising down the river in search of primates especially the endemic proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife.