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Jul 1, 2007 - Its a Long Long Walk to Golden Beach! (Matt)

We arrive at the Bintulu bus station in air-conditioned comfort. Each Malaysian bus depot seems identical to the rest. Strange snacks are spread out on the tile floors (shrimp puffs, grass jelly drinks, flavoured Soya milk in tetra boxes, and dried salty sour red fruit-like things with Chinese labels) while an adjacent strip mall offers noodles, coffee, steamed buns, and rice. This mall is particularly large and, in retrospect, we should have stopped for lunch. We don't. Instead, we buy our onward ticket, load our bags into a taxi and...

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Jul 29, 2006 - Selangau Reststop to Bintulu

A very, very long day (143km of undulating hills). We almost stopped at Tatau reststop for the night, only to find out there was no water (no showers, no toilets, no fun). The final 60km was all about out-riding the rain. We arrived in Bintulu as it was getting dark, going through a nearby kampung full of people on the busy street. After finding a place to crash for the night, we headed for Famous Mama's cafe for some lovely thosai, and teh-c-kosong. We went to bed knowing it was going to be a good sleep, and it was. Our camera stopped...

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