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Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
Tags: Travel, House, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Malaysia Asia, Sarawak Borneo, Bandar, Whitehead, Sandakan


The Last Lun Bawang Longhouse In Bakelalan

For some reason, I had to write this article about the last standing Lun Bawang longhouse here in Bakelalan, which was inspired on my last visit here in October 2018.Though these people are a minority in the many ethnic tribes of Sarawak, the Lun Bawang people are also one of the smallest of the Orang Ulu group here.They can be found in the Lawas district of Northern Sarawak which borders Brunei and Sabah, where Bakelalan is one of the original and traditional place to see them.  After visit...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, David Jr, Julia, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Bario, Bawang, Bakelalan, Lawas, Bario Highlands


Sarawak More To Discover Campaign Launch

The Sarawak More To Discover Campaign for 2019 and 2020 was officially launched at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on the 16th October 2018 to media and tourism industry players from here .  A creative approach in tourism for the coming year, the Sarawak Tourism Board and also the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak came up with a simple and yet catchy logo for this campaign that is schedule to run for two years.  The Sarawak Tourism Minister, CEO and other VIP's during the launchin...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board, Bakelalan, Borneo Jazz Festival, JW Marriott Hotel, Sarawak Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur What


Bakelalan Airport [Review]

This is a review of the Bakelalan Airport in Sarawak, specially done for anyone who is planning to visit this beautiful highland in northern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.  Bakelalan is one of two main highland towns that offers probably the best of Malaysian Ecotourism and also rural tourism, which is purely community driven by the local Lun Bawang people here.  Review of the Bakelalan Airport in Sarawak Arriving at the Bakelalan Airport First of all, you should take n...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia Airports, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan, Lawas, Bandar Seri Begawan, Northern Sarawak


Things To Do In Bakelalan

Here is a list of things to do in Bakelalan, based on actual experiences that I have done over the years visiting this unique part of Sarawak, which borders Kalimantan.  Bakelalan is home to the Lun Bawang people who live 3000 feet up in the Maligan Highlands, which is sometimes referred to as the Kelabit Highlands. This is truly one of Sarawak's most hidden gem for a true tourism experience.  What To Do In Bakelalan The general landscape view in Bakelalan For those headin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Indonesia, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Kevin, David Jr, Carolyn, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bawang


Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia

These are currently the Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia, based on speaking to various professionals and bird watchers in the last twelve months since the end of 2015. I have also attended birding workshops in Malaysia and attended numerous bird watching trips to come up with this list.  The top bird watching places in Malaysia are also in no order and purely based on popularity, infrastructure and accessibility to these places, where many birders have visited. What are the Top Bird W...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Indonesia, Birds, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia


Bakelalan Salt Factory

A visit to the Bakelalan salt factory is not to be missed for anyone who is planning to explore this part of Sarawak Borneo. Bakelalan or Ba'kelalan is a highland town that sits at 1000 meters above sea level in the Maligan Highlands of north east Sarawak. For adventure tourist, Sarawak is probably one of the best places in Malaysia to visit, simply due to the many non-commercialised tourism destinations. Places like Bakelalan are still untouched with very little modernisation and cultur...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Kuching Waterfront, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bakelalan, Things to do in Sarawak, Kelabit Highlands, Lawas, Bakelalan Salt Factory


Best Places to Visit in Malaysia 2017

Anyone visiting Malaysia this year would want to know where are the best place to visit in Malaysia for 2017 and this article will provide you with my personal first hand experiences at the many places recommended in this list. The places are all located all over the country but I will make it easy for the traveler, as you need to plan your trip properly, in order to visit at least some of the recommended places to visit in Malaysia.  Know that when you enter Malaysia, you will land at th...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Cnn, Thailand, Unesco, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Selangor, Airasia, Malacca


Why Choose Sarawak for Business Events and MICE

Ever since boosting the tourism profile of Sarawak in the last ten years or so, many local and international corporations and businesses still do not understand the full potential of this amazing state located on the island of Borneo, and as a frequent visitor to this culturally rich state, I will share my years of experience traveling around here and also on why choose The Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak for Business Events and MICE.  When you ask someone on the streets about Sarawak, the ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Unesco, Malaysia, Brunei, Starbucks, Mice, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, DMC, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo


Bakelalan Sarawak

One of the most memorable trips I made was to Bakelalan in Sarawak and this was back in 2014. While some of you may already know where this place is, others may not have a clue on what or where this place is located at. Also called Ba Kelalan or Kelabit Highlands, this beautiful place is located in the highlands of Sarawak in the north east beside the border of Kalimantan Indonesia.The two main villages in the Kelabit Highlands are Bakelalan and Bario, both at an average 1000 meters (3300 fee...
Tags: Featured, Southeast Asia, US, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Things To Do In Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo, Adan, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Bario