A week away from Kuching

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Last week, I had the liberty of going outstation on a working trip to Limbang, Sarawak for the Pesta PSKPP Sarawak. To be honest, I felt Limbang is rather unfortunate that it is practically sandwiched by Brunei, hence making it difficult to for anyone to reach, but I guess that makes it special.

The journey was a long 15 hours bus ride and another four buses from Kuching were our escorts through the journey. The journey took about started off at 7AM, with brief stops along the way as we passed major towns in Sarawak namely Serian, Layar, Sibu, Bintulu and finally Miri.

My Scrabble team was the biggest passengers in our bus, but there was enough room for everyone to sit down comfortably. There wasn’t much to say bout the journey except that it was still tiring upon reaching our stop for the day at Kolej Tun Abang Haji Bujang, Miri.

I think it’s also worth mentioning that the stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway from Sibu to Bintulu was horrible, and that the Bintulu-Miri coastal road was equally bad. I could hardly sleep as I found myself being thrown mid-air in the bus. The experience made me wonder if there is any effort from those in charge (Ministers in particular), to improve the road conditions because both roads are considered ‘highways’ and I got a stiff neck, and and aching butt after riding on it.

Anyway, we arrived at Kolej Tun Abang Haji Bujang a bit over 10PM, and the team wasted no time in opening their Scrabble boards. This, I must say is commitment.

Will post up what happened the next day soon…

6 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah! The road was bad!!! I wonder why at Semenanjung we have road tunnel build through a mountain and we have highway build along side hills after hills and yet at Sarawak we only have narrow and dangerously killer road. And it’d been like yearssss, yet there’s no improvement at all. This post just hit a point and i’m going to share it~~

  2. The Bintulu-Miri coastal road was really wonderful at first. I had the opportunity to use it in 2005 (i think) and it was the smoothest ride ever. But now it was not as good as before.

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