Limbang is a town in Sarawak that known as a border town between Brunei and Malaysia. Located by the banks of Limbang River or local called it as Sungai Limbang, it makes Limbang is blessed suitable land to do agricultural activities. Hence, the main economy source comes from agriculture which they sell 'sago' and rice and even used to be known as the 'Rice Bowl' of Brunei in the earlier days. People in Limbang live in harmony even though there are more than five ethnicities in Limbang. It is a great place to visit, especially if you want to learn about various culture and to enjoy the scenic view of Limbang.
Limbang has a small airport that known with the name of Limbang Airport or Lapangan Terbang Limbang as the name called by the locals. It serves the people in Limbang and few other places such as Lawas. Limbang Airport is located only about 5 km from the town of Limbang. Malaysia Airlines is the only operating airlines in Limbang Airport. It makes routes to Ba'kekalan, Kota Kinabalu, Limbang and Miri. The airport is facilitated with basic facilities such as a ticket counter and information counter. Do not expect much since the airport is a bit small.
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Limbang is located under the equatorial climate, which makes it experience two monsoons seasons. The first monsoon happens in November and February while the other monsoon happens somewhere between March and October. Limbang does not experience the four seasons, it is only hot and rain throughout the year. The average temperature will be 24 degree Celsius in the morning and can reach to 30 degree Celsius in the afternoon. Best time to visit Limbang will be in January.
Three main festivals have been celebrated in Limbang. The first one is the Gawai Dayak Festival. During the festival, people will go fun and have a massive feast and decorating their house. It remarks the end of the harvesting season. There will also be dance and cultural performances. People will dress in the traditional costume that surely gives you a unique experience. The second festival is the Lun Bawang Festival or the Irau Aco Lun Bawang. Irau Aco Lun Bawang is usually celebrating the rice harvest. However, nowadays, it has become more of celebrations to the people of Lun Bawang and their culture. The third festival is Babulangan Festival. The Babulangan Festival is an annual festival held by the Bisaya Community. The festival is meant to bring closeness towards the people. Hence, the main activity is the buffalo race involving teams from Limbang, Sabah, and Brunei. There are also beauty pageant, cultural performances and many more. Be sure to book your hotel a few months before the festival to avoid the high rates from the local.
Limbang offers you some interesting places to be visited. Here are some places that you can visit while you are in Limbang.
Taman Tasik Bukit Mas- Taman Tasik Bukit Mas or literal translation to Gold Hill Lake Park is the best place for you to spend your leisure. The park is facilitated with a barbecue site, toilets, children's playground, which makes it the best place for a weekend picnic with family and friends.
Limbang Regional Museum- Limbang Regional Museum is a very worthy place to be visited. Not only you will find some historical knowledge, but your eyes will also be feed by the scenic view of the museum. the museum is a perfect place for historical geek as it provides you with some information such as the history of Limbang, the ethnicity of Limbang and many more.
Tamu Market - Tamu is a local wet market. It sells many interesting kinds of stuff that is rare and hard to obtain, which includes some jungle produces, seafood and local handicrafts. It can be hectic, especially at the weekend. Like any other wet market, it is advisable to come early in the morning.