Wow, I’m in Bintulu already. I’m using Alex’s tortoise speed computer and his tortoise speed internet connection. This is so frustrating.
However, Alex’s house kick ass. It’s built next to a kick ass river, with a kick ass fountain and also a huge kick ass boat!! They also have a hut built next to their house for their driver and his family to stay. wow.
So anyway, the trip was tiresome.
I barely slept last night. I think I had about 2 hours sleep.
Thank you Lynnzter for fetching me to the train station at unearthly hours. Oh well, I treated her dimsum this morning in return for her good deed.
The flight to Bintulu took about 2 hours. Bintulu Airport was…WOW…the design is just like KLIA. It’s like a mini-KLIA.
Suprisingly, Bintulu wasnt what i expected. Before reaching here, all I could think of is old pre-war shophouses with old cars and natives running around with their sumpit (blowpipes). However, I was wrong. Bintulu is well developed with constructions mushrooming everywhere. At one point, I felt like I was in Subang (another developed suburb in Malaysia). The only thing that reminded me that I’m in Bintulu are the wooden houses on the river bank .
Oh yeah most importantly, the food was great. Finally got to try authentic Sarawak Curry Laksa. Will post photos of it once I get back.
The only thing that sucked in Bintulu is the road. My god, it’s so bloody bumped. It’s 10 times worst than Old Klang Road.
We had exotic Chinese food for dinner. Bats didnt taste good. They’re too boney and dont have much meat. Wild boar and deer meat were fine. Turtles tasted good though but they’re just too cute to be eaten.
We had our dinner on the little hut built on the river bank of Alex’s house. Once we’re done with our meal, we threw the left overs into the river for the fishes and Alex’s pet crocodile.
We spent our evening @ a lousy animal park. The tiger’s den was located top of a hill hence we had to hike up. fuck the fucking tigers, they were sleeping in their cages after we used our almighty strenght to hike up to see them.
We then wandered around the park until we decided to head down to the beach to check out the sunset. It was really nice. The beach was really clean as well. According to Alex, during his school days, the place is a lovers’ hangout. So if you really want to let people know that you’re going out with someone, just bring them to that beach and next day, the entire town will know that you guys are attached.
Miss ya guys at KL. See you guys soon!