We took a domestic flight operated by MASwings from Miri to Mulu in the morning. Very impressed with the quality of service and especially the safety video. This is so far the only safety video that not only NOT making me falling asleep, but actually made me laughed. Hahahaha … …
The time has finally come … After few weeks of planning, and booking of air tickets, accommodations, and tours, we were finally on our way to Mulu Caves. However, due to flight connection timing mismatch, we’ve decided to stop-over at Miri before flying to Mulu, and stop-over at Kota Kinabalu before flying back to Singapore.
We took AirAsia from Singapore to Miri. The flight was about 2 hours. The food that I pre-ordered wasn’t spectacular. One tip I’ve learned from this trip is, book your AirAsia flights as early as possible. It’s cheaper!
Miri is the 2nd largest city in Sarawak, located in the north on the island of Borneo. The Miri airport is small but quite clean and tidy. There’s even a Starbucks Cafe there.
We didn’t get to see the city, as we headed straight to TreeTops Lodge immediately after getting out of the airport. (I were having some administrative issues with the MASwings office regarding the flight on the following day. Will touch on that later, if I remember.)
The cab fare from airport to TreeTops Lodge was RM55, approximately S$22.
I grew up in HDB flats. The kampung styled accommodation brought back some joyful memories of my my visit to grandparents’ house during my early childhood years. The kids were definitely having great times there, except for the insects and lizards. Mummy and the girls are running, hiding and screaming.
After we dropped off our luggage and freshened up, we took a short walk to the beach to watch sunset. Due to the earlier rain, the short-cut recommended by the host was muddy with puddles of water everywhere, and the sky was getting dark very fast. When we came to the main road which we were supposed to cross over, we decided to turn back instead. Saw some pitcher plants at the roadside on our way back.
We had dinner at the lodge. The setting was nice, open-air dinning. The heavy downpour which started just before dinner enhanced the romantic atmosphere. We had grilled pork, steak, and veges. Liked the juicy steak and veges very much, especially the sweet and aromatic caramelized onions. Mmmm … shiok! The pork is too fat for me.
Didn’t have much to do after dinner, so we retired early.
Just realized that I’ve not posted anything for almost nine months!
Time really flies. Hahahaha
Nothing spectacular to update recently, except that we’ve (whole family) taken up 武术 class at the Community Centre. The class is conducted by 武坊, setup by Chief Instructor Vincent Ng (翁青海)， Singapore’s only World Wushu Champion, and MediaCorps artist.
The training has “waken” up some of my dormant muscles and caused my body to ache for several days after each session. Hope my body will be more seasoned after a few more sessions of conditioning.