Bintulu is a shoreline town on the island of Borneo in the central part of Sarawak, Malaysia. Bintulu is located 610 kilometres northeast from Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak state. With a population of over one hundred thousand recorded in 2010, Bintulu is getting more and more attention up till today. This is due to when oil and gas reserves were discovered off the coast in 1969. Since then, Bintulu has become the centre of energy intensive industries such as a Malaysia LNG plant, a Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis plant, and a Bintulu combined cycle power plant. The economy has also expanded into oil palm and forest plantations, palm oil processing, wood-waste processing, and cement manufacturing. It was totally different from when Rajah James Brooke acquired it in 1861. From a small fishing village he then built a fort there. In 1867, the first General Council meeting (now Sarawak State Legislative Assembly) was set up in Bintulu. It is the earliest state legislature system in Malaysia. The construction of the earliest air field in Bintulu began in 1934 but was paused in 1938 due to financial difficulties. During World War II, the airfield was heavily bombed by Allied forces. The British later rebuilt the airfield, and it became fully operational in 1955. The old airport was replaced by a new airport in 2002.
From Kuala Lumpur, get the direct flight to Bintulu at KLIA2. The journey will be about 2 hours and 10 minutes. From the airport, there are public transports such as taxi, available to get the tourists to their preferred destination in Bintulu.
Located about 30 km away from the town of Bintulu, Similajau National Park, is one famous tourist attraction in Bintulu. It is located by a seashore with golden sandy beaches and small rocky cliffs, near jungle streams and encircled by lush green forest. Similajau was announced as national park in 1976, which aims to conserve the unique geographical features of the coast as well as the flora and fauna. Similajau is best visited during the dry season, approximately from February to October, when the beach at its most beautiful and the emerald green waters are crystal clear and ideal for swimming.
Located at Lot 7920, Along Jalan Tanjung Batu, Block 31, Kemena Land District, 97000 Bintulu, this four stars hotel received many compliments and highly recommended for those who come to Bintulu for either leisure and business. It accommodates convenient and spacious guestrooms with reasonable price. The rate per night begins from RM83 at Traveloka.com.
Promenade Hotel is situated at Lot 8074, No. 178, Bintulu Sentral, Jalan Kidurong,, Bintulu, 97000. Located strategically at the heart of Bintulu, this famous three stars hotel is very comfortable to be stayed. Every room is well-equipped with amenities to ensure guests’ utmost comfort. Though it is rated as three stars hotel, the hotel makes sure that they provide their guests with the best service on par with other five stars hotel. The rate offered is very reasonable and starts from RM161 per night.
Situated at Lot 900, S/L 96, 4th Floor, Fortune Park, Jalan Tanjung Batu, Bintulu, 97000, this is one best budget stay in Bintulu. Staying here will surely captivate every guest’s heart with its utterly beautiful interior design. This hotel is designed in nature concept and even features meeting room, conference room, café and few more. The guests will enjoy their stay as if they are staying at other luxury hotels. The room rate offered starts from RM65 per night at only Traveloka.com.