Penang, known as “Pearl of the Orient” to many people, is one of the famous islands in South-East Asia. It is renowned for its culture, food and heritage.
A few minutes by boat from Sipadan but a full world away from it lies the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, a unique "Water Village" sitting on its sturdy stilts on shallow sandbanks of powdery blindingly white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure – the Resort offers great food, surprisingly roomy and elegant twin-sharing wooden chalets with huge private balconies and attached bathrooms, and a couple of miles of walkways for those who like to take their morning jog while looking at thousands of fish just a few inches beneath their feet. Meals are served in the terraced, open central structure, while a big western sundeck allow divers to have an evening drink or an after-dive chat with a background of fabulous tropical sunsets.
Labuan Museum, Musuem Square, Labuan Sea Sport Complex, War World II Memorials Park, Labuan Kampung Air, Duty Free Shop + Financial Park Shopping Complex, Nine Kings Temple, The Chimney, Japanese Surrender Point. Finally stop over Layang-Layang Beach & experience sunset view, meanwhile you can ( passenger own expenses ) taste local satay, BBQ chicken and fresh coconut drink.
Meet at Miri Airport or hotel lobby then transfer to jetty and depart to fishing spot. (8 hours traveling time to spots). Onboard fishing. Lunch and dinner is provided.
Step into SIBU and you are stepping into what was once wild frontier that was given to Sir James Brooke as reward for taming the rebellion for the Brunei Sultanate, who ruled the land then. He became the first 'White Rajah' and began his administrative seat from Fort Brooke in Sibu, in 1862. As interesting as its history is its name Sibu which comes from the local fruit 'sibau' - a small, sour and wild-version of the sweet fleshy rambutan.
The Mulu Caves Complex contains 4 Show Caves which you can journey into – The Cave of Winds, Clearwater Cave, Deer Cave and Lang Cave. Gunung Api or Pinnacles is of special interest, being the highest limestone mountain in Malaysia, and possessing the Pinnacles, strange limestone spikes, like figures watching the park below, with some standing 45meter (148 feet ) high, climbing and watching sunrise is a dream comes true for climbers.
Weston is named after Arthur J. West, a railway engineer and is known as the west port of North Borneo Railway ending point where the "giant ships and trains" meet. Get to spot the endemic Borneo proboscis monkeys while travelling along the river and appreciate simple lifestyle of local villagers at the same time.Weston is also known for its beautiful sunset splashed with random colors; favored by countless Egrets flying all the way back to their resting place."Whispering with Fireflies", experience a night cruise with glows of fireflies lighting up trees along Weston River which gives you home treasured memories.
Mount Kinabalu includes the Kinabalu montane alpine meadows ecoregion in the montane grasslands and shrublands biome. The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5000 and 6000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among this rich collection of wildlife are famous species such as the gigantic Rafflesia plants and the orangutan. Mount Kinabalu has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status.
Depart for a pleasure ride along The Sarawak River – Sunset Cruise .The city's history and birth grew from the river and the nostalgic provides a view as seen by the early settlers who sailed up the river .View The Astana (1870)-an official residence of the Governor of Sarawak and the Fort Margherita (1879).
Upon arrival Park headquarters, register and have a brief study of the park information at the information center. Then, take a short boat to cross the river to visit Niah Museum. After visit museum proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to the caves main entrance.
Niah Great Cave lies the oldest human remains in Southeast Asia, along with many other relics of prehistoric man. Today the cave is home only to bats, swiftlets and other specially adapted forms of life. However, a few but locals still venture into the dark interior or collect guano ( bird and bat droppings used as fertilizer ) and bird's nest.
You will be driven past the Lapau, Dewan Majlis and the Omar Ali Saiffuddien Mosque. Visit to the Brunei Museum, The Royal Regalia Centre. Take a boat ride on the local "Water Taxi" on the Brunei River. Visit to one of the houses built on stilts where local cakes and tea will be served to you.