Marudi Airport (MUR), Miri Airport (MYY)
Long Akah Airport is an airport serving Long Akah in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Airlines available here is Malaysia Airlines and the main destinations are Marudi and Miri. Long Akah STOLport serves the rural area of Long Akah in Sarawak and also serves Malaysia Airlines or MAS wings, which flies to Miri and Marudi twice a week. The majority of traffic at this airport is non-scheduled air services and its activities include both commercial and non-commercial aviation including flying clubs, flight training, agricultural aviation and light aircraft. Its code of IATA is LKH and is located at latitude 3.30 and longitude 114.78 in Malaysia and also operates in MYT time zone which is the same time zone as Kuching. Besides that, it has two scheduled arrival routes within Malaysia and no international scheduled routes.
Malaysia Airlines is one of the airlines operated here in Long Akah airport. It takes about 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur International airport to Long akah airport by using Malaysia airlines. Although the airport is a bit quiet and located at rural area, there are taxis and you can rent a car to visit places around Long Akah.
The Kelabit Highlands is a highland plateau of over 1,000 metres high and it lies between the Tama Abu Range and Apo Duat Range on the Sarawak and Kalimantan border. The area is also near to many high peaks including 2,423 metres high of Gunung Murud. There is air service available from and to Long akah airport. There are many valleys in the region which are built of cottage-like homes and surrounded by paddy fields. The scenery here is a touch of heaven and is a perfect getaway for people who want to free from city.
The Gunung Mulu National Park is a national park located in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. The national park is named after Mount Mulu, the second highest mountain in Sarawak. It is a world heritage site which encompasses caves and promotes karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. The park is famous for its caves and the expeditions that have been mounted to explore them and their surrounding rainforest as well as available Royal Geographical Society Expedition which saw over 100 scientists in the field for 15 months. This initiated a series of over 20 expeditions now drawn together as the Mulu Caves Project. These expeditions have attracted many visitors around the world.
One of the highest mountains in Sarawak and Borneo called Gunung Mulu has been for decades and has been known locally and internationally. Many visitors around the world want to hike this mountain. However, there are precaution steps for hikers for safety. The minimum age require for intermediate level is 12 years old and advance is 16 years old with swimming abilities. You need to be reasonably fit with the ability to be underground in small dark places because caving at Mulu involves travelling across rivers or streams, squeezing between rocks and through crevices, swimming underground rivers. Lights and helmets are provided and you will have to bring spare clothes, a spare torch, glove and good walking shoes for safety and comfort.
Mulu Marriott Resort is located on Melinau Paku River in Miri and around 45 kilometres or 20 minutes away from airport by car. It is just a 5-minute drive from Gunung Mulu National Park and this resort is surrounded by lush green forests which is peaceful and harmony. With well-designed rooms and suites, the resort offers guests with beautiful views of the tropical rainforest and river surrounding the property from their accommodation. The guests will be provided with a minibar and ironing facilities and among the services available here are a 24-hour front-desk that assists guests with currency exchange, concierge services, baggage storage and laundry and dry cleaning services. Private bathrooms here are equipped with showers or bathtubs, hairdryers and free toiletries. Guests can go outside for fishing, hiking or cycling and other activities include cooking classes, cultural demonstrations and Mulu Park activities from rainforest hikes to the Mulu Caves visit. Visitors can also relax and unwind at the resort’s Balinese spa for an authentic Balinese treatment.
Benarat Lodge is located near Mulu Marriot Resort and only approximately 50 kilometres away from Long Akah airport. This lodge offers affordable and comfortable stay and also nearby Melinau Paku river and Tenguloh café. It offers private stay with free WiFi access, free toiletries and 24-hour front-desk to assist guests for any help. Besides that, guests can have access to many activities around here such as bicycling and hiking.