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Going to Mulu National Park

I did my trip way back in April 2011. Was suppose to meet up with some friends there but end up going at it alone. Which is fine more time for me and my thoughts. The last time I was at Mulu, was probably 15 years ago, when most of the current facilities were non-existant. 

The journey starts from Miri Airport. While it is possible to go to Mulu via alternative means of transportations this was the fastest and less tiring, compared to going by express and boats. The photos are arranged in the order that they were shot(mostly). Hope you enjoy the photos as I have had taking them. 

For the trip I have kidnapped my friend Alex's Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens (now thats a mouthfull).

View from inside the cabin

It was a pretty short ride, about 10-15 minutes if memory serves me correctly. Not action, no dramas

Landed safely~ 

Welcome to MULU NATIONAL PARK! \o/

This was kinda surpise to me, no conveyer belts here :) took them like 5 mins to unload from the air craft. After that it was yet another quick ride from the airport to the National Park HQ for RM 5.00.

Almost at the Mulu National Park HQ

Arrived! \o/ Leave your bags outside! Yes EVERYONE!

Registrations were pretty easy as I have basically booked things earlier on via email. While there I also made arrangements for the trekkings for the afternoon and the following day. Paid all the fee's and headed to my bed

This was the hostel which I was staying at. You can pick any bed you want, bedsheets & stuff were provided. At RM 40.00 per nite, cant ask for more! Bathroom was relatively clean, except for the humongous amount of bugs in there, which people who likes macro would love~ 

They gave me a HUGE map with much details (timing & pricing most important) on all the interesting points to go to. Very well thought out, I likes. Oh and for RM 40.00 it includes breakfast~ Pretty sweet deal. I only did the usual tourist locations, if you like adventure caving they have treks for that as well. But not for the faint hearted, like me =)

Information on glass~ 

Highlights of Mulu! 

Other highlights of Mulu~ 

There are information everywhere, as long as u stop to read it.

Well I'll leave it at here for now because this post will be come extremely long and boring. So I'll cut it into segments~ 

 

[Gears: Nikon D300, 10-20, 17-55]

 

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its been a long long week

I’m updating the journal from Miri. I’m now in my Inn room. Tired and exhausted. Since my last posting. I was in Bintulu, yesterday morning. Arriving at 8am. Wallace came to pick me 10 mins later. The last time I was in Bintulu airport, I was able to plug in my laptop charger to the wall socket and sit and do some work. This time around they seem to have removed all the chairs/benches. ~_~ I guess the management do not want people to hang around at the airport. Oh and my trip to I was using Mas Wings, on the Aeropatiale/Alenia. I was quite surprise with it. Slightly tight around the shoulders but enough leg room. I’m not a tall person but if I was on a AirAsia flight, my knees will be almost touching the front seats. The best part was during the safety briefing. Up from the overhead, popped out 2.5” LCD screens, screening the safety briefing. heh~ okay back to the story of hunting for power.

So Wallace and I went to have our breakfast, and then went on to look for a place where I can charge my stuff and do a bit of paperwork. So we thought of KFC. Aparantly there was only one in Bintulu, a 24 hours outlet! We do not even have that in Kuching.

Upon arriving, I bought 2 cups of hot milo. Then proceeded to ask the staff behind the counter if I could use their power socket to charge my devices. The staff turned around and asked her superiour. Then turned back to me and inform me I could NOT use the power socket. I have been to many parts of Malaysia and consistently was able to use the power in KFC outlets. This was my first time I was declined. So out of curiousity, I asked why not? She said, “itu company punya current, bagi business sahaja” losely translated to “the power only for company use”. Dissapointed, that I could not charge my PSP, I sat down and had a sip of the Milo. The worse cup I have ever drank. Its bland, like plain water! Mineral / Drinking water taste better!

By 11 am, we took off back to the airport to pick up Choo. Once that was done we went to have our lunch, and then work work work work.

Anyways I wont talk about work specifics, because that will be P&C. So after finishing our stuff, we all left Bintulu for Miri around 4.30 pm. 2 hours later we arrived safely in Miri. Checked into my usual Inn. Had a quick rest, and went out for dinner. By the time I returned it was nearly 11 pm. Planned to sleep, but was busy playing the PSP till 3am. HAHAHA!

The next day, today was the same as usual. Work work work. Nothing interesting at all. Until I went to photocopy some paperwork.

Jangan merokok di sini, sebab asap rokok yang masuk ke dalam kedai menyebabkan orang tidak tahan. Harap customer dapat berkerjasama” hehe~ losely translated to “Please do not smoke here, because the smoke that comes into the shop causes discomfort. Hope customer co-opertates”. I found it funny because at first glance I thought that it was saying about ash or something that would disrupt the quality of the photocopy. Don’t ask me why, but that was the first thing that went thru my mind when I saw the sign. Thinking back, why don’t they just put a no smoking sign ?

So after that we went to EMART. Which spots a zinc roof, which was especailly hot on a hot day like today. Walking in I started to sweat a bit. Then the further we got into the building, I felt a breeze, then it got stronger and stronger. Nearing the center, it felt cool. I was wondering where did the breeze come from. Then I looked up. WOW! the biggest 10-bladed fan I have ever seen in my life.

This bugger is no joke la!

Walking about in the new wing of the Bintang MegaMall, I found that Mirips, was doing an exhibition. I saw some familiar names. Familiar faces on the wall. hehe~

 

This was Anthony’s work. also known as mr kingston. :P

Well, it has been a long day. I’m watered and fed, now resting my my room. Lazy to go out. Once I disconnect I think I’ll either continue on the PSP or watch some movies before calling it a night.

 

Cheers!

 

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