Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The market area is near "Shadow of Angkor Guesthouse".
Nice cosy place for that much needed drink after exploring the town.
Monday, September 28, 2009
How to get to Niah Caves
- A travel agent provides a bus service directly to Niah Caves. Be at Miri Bus Station by 8am (behind Park Hotel at southern end of town) RM60 per person
- Take a cab, also from the same place, for the same amount.
- Take a "pawangchia' or pirate taxi for the same amount. You can see them milling around Park Hotel.
- Take a bus from the long-distance bus station outside town at Pujut to the little town of Niah, and from there take a cab to the Park HQ (cheapest but full of hassles)
I took a pirate taxi, an old junk of a car. I left at 9 am reaching Niah Park HQ at about 1015am. The driver returned at 4 pm, as instructed, to pick me up for the return trip to Miri.
Hope that helps.
Note: The canteen at Park Hq sells food and drinks. Reasonable prices.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Sorry this is a belated post I know but now that my Realplayer has been fixed I can post this.
Video shows MASwings Twin Otter plane arriving at Bario airport in the Kelabit Highlands. Watch carefully as the tiny plane swoops over the mountains and valley. What sort of airport would you expect in this "ulu" (remote) area?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Video clip shows MASwings Twin Otter taking off from Miri airport bound for the Kelabit Highlands. I kept a close watch on the propellers, fearing they'd suddenly stop and...
Quiz: How many passengers do you think this plane can take?
(A)19 (B) 25 (C) 30 (D) 37
The quiet Siem Reap airport. I took my time to leave the airport as I was going around snapping pictures. All the passengers having left, the airport was deserted. I acted cool as if I had been here a hundred times.
Kids with their offerings gathered excitedly by the river in Satun.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
These pictures will dispel such notions. You may not be aware but Air Asia now flies to Miri from Singapore (haha, no, Air Asia is not giving me free seats for this publicity)
Is this ulu? Broad streets and pavements.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Free wifi with your murah-murah (cheap) kopi-O!