June 16, 2018

Bintulu City Guide for Tourists

Bintulu, once a quiet village known for fishing and farming, is fast emerging as a developing oil town. The part coastal, part riverine town of Malaysia is fast becoming a tourist destination in Sarawak. Situated between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, it is a significant gateway to tourist spots and most interesting sights. Make your bookings and pick one of the popular Bintulu hotels for your stay. Make sure that the hotel is close to the interesting sights just beyond the city.

Where to Stay 

Bintulu Airport is not far from the city, and it will take you about minutes to reach your hotel or the town. There are many options for lodging and accommodations in Bintulu that are sure to cater to every kind of traveler and preferences. One can stay at guesthouse, hotels and even look for home stays. Parkcity Everly Hotel Bintulu is a modern hotel that boasts of lovely views of the sea and offers all the modern amenities. Moreover, it is located near to the market area and the restaurants.

What to Do and See 

Kuan Yin Tong Temple is very close to the center of Bintulu. Vest the wonderful Chinese temple with a lovely garden courtyard and w man-made waterfall. The religious building is surrounded by koi ponds as well as three churches. Note the quality craftsmanship in the dragon fencing.

     * Longhouses are another attraction of the town, and the wooden house with thatch roofs and bamboo walls are placed on stilts. Sarawak’s indigenous groups live in these traditional dwellings.

     * Niah National Park and Caves are a thick rainforest that covers 12-square-mile Park. The caves date back to 40,000 years

     * Similajau National Park was set up in 1976 and is a habitat for nesting green turtles. Explore the walking trails and relax on the beautiful beaches of the 27-square-mile park.

     * Kampung Jepak is the traditional fishermen village that is separated from the central town by Sungai Kemena. Learn about the traditional lifestyle of Bintulu fishermen.

     * Bintulu Promenade is the state's longest waterfront. The commercial and recreational park has become a significant attraction here just the right place to take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the evening breeze.

     * Golf at Bintulu Golf Course and it is a must for visitors who love to play golf. Enjoy the game as well as the splendid sceneries of pine trees around the rocky beach.

     * Bintulu does not lack nightlife, and there are numerous bars, pubs, and clubs here where you can have a gala time with your friends. Enjoy singing at karaoke after a hectic day.

Where to Shop 

Bintulu will not disappoint you when it comes to shopping. ParkCity Mall offers a good range of Western and Malaysian stores while the lively Pasar Malam Night Market is another excellent shopping location for local crafts and souvenirs. Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu are outdoor markets which are a great place to interact with the locals. There are numerous shopping spaces in Bintulu and one can choose based on their needs and preferences.

Where to Eat 

There are many restaurants and food stalls serving local delicacies and traditional food items. Different stalls serve different taste and flavors. For example, Marco Polo Steakhouse is known for best steaks town. Come here if looking for a welcoming change from the local cuisine. Seribu Bintang Restaurant serves a mix of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Indonesian food and is a hot favorite with the locals. Taipei House Restaurant is brightly lit and serves great food. Pasar Malam is held every single day here, and thus you get the chance to enjoy local 'fast food' such as roti canai, burger, Balik, roti canai and pork delicacies such as siew pau.

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