The Different Sceneries of Bario

One of the things to do in Bario: Photography

So what do in Bario beside eat until you break the weighting machine at the Bario Food Fest? Well, if you like to take photos, you will enjoy here. Beside taking potraits of the Kelabits people.

Bario is a very unique place to offer a few different feels of scenery in one place.

The Misty Village

I love this period of time the most. The whole place is so dreamy with the thick mist.

and when you got tired, you can have a cup of coffee by the road.

The Green & Blue Countryside View

During the late afternoon, it’s great to have a drive/walk around the village.

If only the road were well tar, then it would be great for cycling.

I was able to visit some Kelabit longhouses there and found out it is very different from the other ethnics longhouse design. Kelabit longhouse has a common kitchen. Everyone cook and eats together.

Oh ya, you can just walk into people’s house as if you stay there. LOL

 The Purple Sunset.

As you can see, this is my favorite spot in Bario. XD

I was running like mad to reach there before the sun truly set. Too bad I was a little late.



I wasn’t really prepared for Bario and missed out a couple of nice shooting spots.

Nevertheless, here are some from my friends who I met in Bario.

This spot is just few minutes walk from my Longhouse. Too bad I didn’t manage to go else can get a good shot of the milky way.


The Milky Way Sky in Bario

Be hold!! The night sky in Bario.

It was soooo amazing. I was like…

Too bad I do not have a tripod with me, else I’m so gonna take a plane wreck + milky way combo!! hahaha


There’s this magical thing about this place. I guessed its the mood of the place and the heart warming people I met there. I think I missed the  most is the story telling session we had every night by the fire pit with a glass of home made pineapple wine, “Ada lagi”.

…….Okay, I admit I miss the pineapple wine. XP

Too bad, Uncle don’t allow us to take it out of Bario.



Must have items into Bario: – Sunblock ,  – DSLR Camera, – DSLR Stand, – Torch light, – Marshmallow (BBQ it at the firepit),

– Instant Tom Yam noodle (it’s a enjoyment to eat hot tomyam noodle in a cold weather) XD

optional: – Hiking equipment (if you’re into hiking)


A BIG THANK YOU to our flight sponsor,

homestay provider,

the amazing  Uncle David and Auntie Lucy from Labang Homestay  (site).

and all other new friends we met there for the great memories. 🙂

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  • Joey
    October 13, 2014 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jian, just wondering if I could have some of these photos to use as my desktop wallpaper? They are so lovely. Your photography skills are great! Thank you.

    • October 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Can can ehh Which one you want?

      • Joey
        October 15, 2014 - 10:48 am | Permalink

        Thank you so much, Jian! Can I have the scenery and milky way photos? How will you send it to me? Thank you so much~

        • October 16, 2014 - 7:50 am | Permalink

          Unfortunately, I can’t provide milky way photos as they are taken by my friend.
          By the way, which scenery? and your resolution please 🙂

          • Joey
            October 16, 2014 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

            Hi Jian, I like the sceneries featured in this post. The one with the mountains and the whiter one? I don’t mind the resolution, perhaps 1280 x 1024? Thank you~

  • October 13, 2014 - 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Bario look so awesome!!!! And love your photos. The plane area so nice ><

    • October 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Kan~~ esp the stars.. you should have join hahaha
      I want to take the photo of the plane with the milky wayy nehh

  • October 31, 2014 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    oh meeee gosshhhh …. you went to my kampung !! and hell yeah … it’s a splendid place to relax …. will be going back for visit again in December !! Do you remember how much a can of cola cost in Bario ? hahahaha !! The first time i brought my Malaccan Friends over … they were all shocked and all those city dwellers had an experience of a lifetime from walking in the mud and getting attacked by leeches … hahaha ! I hope u really enjoy your stay in Bario … our people are very nice and welcoming to outsiders.

    talking about tar road … i actually hope it doesn’t happen because i wish to keep my kampung as original as it is … hehehehe ! although it would actually be of more convenience to the people …

    • November 3, 2014 - 10:04 am | Permalink

      Bario was awesome. The soft drinks are RM3 per can while beer is RM5 per can.

      hahahah i know what you mean XD
      sometimes like that, convenience/ development vs nostalgic old ways.

  • Hazriq
    January 27, 2016 - 8:55 am | Permalink

    Bario = the Hidden Village of Mist

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