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SARAWAK HAS MAIN­TAINED au­ton­omy when it comes to im­mi­gra­tion con­trol, en­sur­ing that - mostly main­lan­ders - are un­able to im­mi­grate to the thinly pop­u­lated state of Sarawak. Even if res­i­dents are trav­el­ling from other parts of Malaysia they still re­quire ID, so it is im­por­tant to en­sure you have some form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion on you at all times when in Sarawak.

The ma­jor­ity of trav­ellers to Sarawak will ar­rive by plane, with the largest air­port be­ing lo­cated in Kuch­ing and the in­ter­na­tional flights avail­able in­clude those to Sin­ga­pore and Pon­tianak.

Due to the sheer size of Sarawak, trav­el­ling by air is prob­a­bly the eas­i­est form of travel when nav­i­gat­ing your way around the state. The roads are es­pe­cially poor by oth­er­wise high Malaysian stan­dards, again mak­ing planes the log­i­cal choice. A prime ex­am­ple would be when trav­el­ling be­tween Kuch­ing and Miri, which would take ei­ther one hour on a plane or 14 hours on a bus.

How­ever, if you would pre­fer to stay away from planes dur­ing your time in Sarawak then the vast ma­jor­ity of cities are con­nected by ex­press buses if you can han­dle the ex­ten­sive jour­ney. You also have the op­tion of ex­press boats which are set up from the coast in­land, along Bor­neo’s larger rivers and pro­vide a faster al­ter­na­tive to buses and cheaper to planes.

When you are ac­tu­ally in the cities them­selves, there is a plethora of ways to see the sites and ar­rive at your meet­ings with ease. Most cities have lo­cal buses and tax­ies which not only serve the city cen­tres but also the sur­round­ing sub­urbs.

Kuch­ing City by sun­set

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