Bintulu is a coastal city in central Sarawak, located 520km northeast of Kuching and 200 km southwest of Miri. It is the main access point to the Similajau national park, which lies about 30km northeast along the coast. Bintulu is a relatively small city of 114000 inhabitants and doesn't have a lot of landmarks. As such it is usually skipped by tourists visiting the region. It is however suitable as a starting point from which to travel inland to Belaga or the Bakun dam.
Bintulu was a small fishing village until the 1960s, when large reserves of natural gas were discovered off the coast of Bintulu, after which the city developed rapidly as a centre for hydrocarbons industry.
How to get to Bintulu
Bintulu is accessible by road from Kuching or Miri and has its own airport with flights to Kuching and KL.
Bintulu has a number of hotels, most of them bookable via the international hotel booking portals.
01 Historic centre 02 Historic centre 03 Park city mall and New World Suites hotel
04 Laundromat 05 City park 06 Monument Council of State
07 Tamu Bintulu market 08 Beach
09 Pantai Tanjung Batu Bintulu area 10 Tun Razak street 11 Jinhold Apartment hotel 12 LHDN Hasil tax agency
13 Goldenbay hotel 14 Li Hua Plaza commercial centre 15 Tua Pek Kong chinese temple
16 Pasar Tamu Bintulu market
17 Esplanade Bintulu
18 Fishermen boats in Kemena river 19 Yachts in Kemena river 20 Tua Pek Kong chinese temple 21 Menara Kidurong building
22 Menara Kidurong building 23 MAS Plane in Bintulu airport 24 Bintulu airport
25 Bintulu airport
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