My stay at Bintulu was short, a mere 24 hours to be exact. Reached Bintulu on Monday evening, 4.30pm, and left at 4.10pm the next day. Basically, little time to explore the place. But lucky enough, my friend's aunt stay in Bintulu. She brought me out for dinner on the first night.
The next day was rather packed. I started off with my official work/visit at Jabatan Pertanian Bintulu in the morning till noon.
Rushed back to the hotel by noon, got myself checked out by 12.40pm. Then off to the 'jalan-jalan' agenda. My friend's aunt was not free so she recommended a taxi. First stop, a paddy shop. A special request and also recommendation by my friend. This shop was rather interesting, selling only organic mountain rice. There were more than 15 selections with price ranging from RM5 to RM8 per kg. From glutinous rice to fragrant rice, white, brown, unpolished, red... u name it. I bought a kg each of fragrant rice, highland rice and red (brown) rice. VERY FRAGRANT!
Then had a bowl of Sarawak laksa, bought some Foo-chow bun (Kong-piang as the foo-chow called) and mee-sua (thin hand made noodle distinctive to the foo-chows) before heading to Tanjung Batu Beach. No crystal clear water but quite scenic.
Then off to the BDA (Bintulu Development Authority) building, a very distinctive cone shape building on top of a hill.
Then the uncle taxi took me to this indoor stadium. Fully air-cond one woo, the uncle taxi said proudly.
The uncle had also brought me to a few churches (they're so huge!) and interesting building around Bintulu.
All in all, the 'jalan-jalan' had only taken me one and a half hours. Bintulu is a small town alright. here's the aerial view of the Bintulu town situated by the estuary.
The weather was beautiful and I got the chance to snap a few breath taking photos of the aircraft wing and the sky.
Since it was a long 2 hours flight, I make use of the time to do some paperwork.
Reached home at 7pm on Tuesday.