Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Best Flight in East Malaysia

I bring you "The Best in..." from my travels in Sabah and Sarawak in the last two months.

The Best Flight: flying to the Kelabit Highlands on this small Twin Otter plane

Lonely Planet describes it as the most exciting flight in the region. I agree whole-heartedly. As the plane doesn't fly that high, I could make out the meandering rivers with their ox-bow lakes, the lush, endless jungles of Borneo and the mountain peaks that looked like within touching distance.

But remember to sit on the left side of the plane for the unforgettable experience. It's free sitting and there're no pretty air hostesses to greet and direct you to your seat. After all, there're only 19 seats. And one last thing, know your weight as you'll be asked. The plane's overall weight is a critical factor.

NOTE:  I've posted a video clip on the flight on 26 Sept but if you can't find it there, go to Youtube and search for "Twin Otter anding at Bario (Keabit Highands)".

1 comment:

  1. Must be really exciting in an open twin-engine plane. Like watching a 3D panorama. Wow.