Bintulu started with a humble beginning 50 years ago as a fishing village. With only 5000 residents, there was nothing much in Bintulu. However, fast forward to today and thanks to the offshore natural-gas fields, Bintulu is now a bustling city of liquefied natural gas production. The combination of good food, attractive riverside area and humble lifestyle make Bintulu a must-visit.
Bintulu Airport (BTU) is an;airport serving Bintulu, a town in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. The airport is located 23 km from the city centre. Despite being a small airport, this airport can handle planes as large as a Boeing 747. This airport operates flights to domestic destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sibu, Mukah and Kuching. The airlines that operate here comprises of AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and MASwings. There are not many public transportations in Bintulu. The best way to get to the city is by taxi, which may cost around RM30.
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The average temperatures in Bintulu vary barely at all. All throughout the year, the temperatures are hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. If you prefer to visit during the very warmest of time, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. During these months the temperature can reach 33.1°C and rarely dropping 23.9°C at night. If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bintulu are June, May, and then March. However, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January. It is recommended that you skip the months of December, followed by November and June, as these are the busiest months in Bintulu. Instead, visit in May when it is less busy.
Bintulu Waterfront Promenade - Being a coastal city, watching the sunset is one of the best activities to do in Bintulu. Bintulu Waterfront Promenade is the best place to visit and it is also the most extended waterfront in Sarawak. Here, you can enjoy the ocean breeze as you take a stroll down the promenade down a scenic coastal path. You can also get to the viewing tower to view the scenery at another vantage point. If you're feeling thirsty, don't forget to buy the fresh coconut drinks from the roadside vendors and enjoy it while watching the sunset.
Niah Caves - If you are feeling a bit adventurous, it is recommended that you explore the Niah Caves. This cave is located in Niah National Park, which is already a worthwhile visit. It is best to get a local tour guide if you are visiting this cave as they will explain to you the history of the caves such as the discovery of the oldest human remains in South East Asia. The largest natural limestone caves in the world will surely amuse you. Don’t forget to stop by the Painted Caves that showcases many ancient paintings on the cave walls. It is important to be prepared with proper clothing and water before visiting this cave.
Taman Tumbina Bintulu - Also known as Tumbina Bintulu Garden, this garden is not only a garden but also features a miniature zoo. The purpose of this garden is to showcase the varieties of Borneo’s flora and fauna. For nature lovers, you will be charmed by the vast collection of orchids that are native to Borneo. Besides orchids, there are also cactus and fruit gardens that you can explore. You can even walk through aviary, watch crocodiles and get close with many animals. The entrance fee to this garden is free.