“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”- Moorish proverb

Sunday, 12 April 2009

My 35 : 30 Minutes from Miri to Mulu

"Follow your heart, but be patience for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart."

From left : Miri Airport; Mulu Airport

090309 0500H - Get up early morning for Fajr prayer and what else, to prepare as soon as possible since we need to check-in at least 30 minutes before the departure time : 0920H. We straight away when to Miri Airport after Checking out from the Telang Usan Hotel, Miri and a quick nasi lemak + Nescafe tarik for the breakfast.

090309 0845 - Arrived at the airport. We manage to be there before the departure time. There were a lot of people wearing jump-suit checked-in with the airlines. MASWings, a subsidiary airlines under Malaysian Airlines provide rural air services (RAS) to the most part of Sabah and Sarawak especially the interior part. Flying Asian Xpress unable to handle it since the airline company not a GLC and they claimed they unable to make profit with these route. It's true since these route not a commercial route but more on community service for the interiors. Guess we need to thank the government that provide the facilities to the people.

From left : Nasi Lemak and Teh Tarik - two of Malaysian heritage foods for the breakfast; s**t, it still delayed.

090309 0920 - It announced that our flight delayed for several more minutes due to the bad weather. Yes, March is a monsoon period where the North-East Wind blew from the Northern Hemisphere to the South carries clouds and humidity. I prayed that it is a safe journey and we able to reached there without much problem.

090309 0950 - Finally they've called for the passengers to board the plane. It still rained outside but not too heavy. My heart really beats fast as soon that I realized we actually boarding a Fokker 50, small planes that can accommodate 50 passengers. Gosh - it will be a bumpy ride through the clouds.

090309 1030 - Yes I was right about the ride. It really like riding a roller-coaster where you go up and down (I just exaggerate it!) through the clouds. But alas, we reach Mulu Airport in one-piece. Alhamdulillah. But in my mind, I'm still thinking that we will experience it again on our way back to Miri. God - please help me!

From left : Group photo at the airport; the airport is so not busy - this one of the kind airport you can take picture by the plane, the others will chase you away!

From left : no proper baggage collecting system as you need to collect your bag from the counter - but still I like the way they handle our baggage; see - I told you they just pull it to you!

Still early to say anything, but I'm sure Mulu is worth to visit.

1 comment:

Norazlin Mat Nasir said...

tgh lompat2 berblog.... blh plak terlompat ke blog ni... tp nampak benor dah lame diabaikan...=)

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