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Bario Sarawak

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.

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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.

Yes. 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

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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.

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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)

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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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Bario Sarawak

Journey into Bario with MasWing

Intro | Le Journey

Woke up like 5 in the morning to catch my flight from Kuching- Bintulu – Miri at 0645.

It’s my first time taking an ATR (the name of this plane type) and also MASwings.

MASwings is a regional airline operating East Malaysia and BIMP-EAGA  region. The BIMP-EAGA region consists of Borneo, South Philipines, and East Indonesia (Sulawesi and Papua).

The plane is about three times smaller the size of a Boeing but still very cozy.

*Bucket up!*

As it’s my first time taking an ATR, I was very attentive to the safety video. #Firsttimeinmyhistory Hahah well, just in case there’s an emergency, I know where to jump out from. LOL

As ATR is smaller..

LOL. Really. Here’s a photo as proof.

Very friendly stewardess and she looks cuter and younger in person ^ v ^

We did a transit at Bintulu before reaching Miri, it was a 20 minutes stop.

And the best part, little snacks are provided~ Really save my life there as I was dead hungry.

I had two rounds of it. Hehehe. One from my Kuching – Bintulu trip and another from Bintulu-Miri trip.

*noms noms*

After 2 hours including the Bintulu stop, I reached Miri Airport!

This is my first time here and it reminds me of Kuching’s old airport.

After some ding dongs, we’re ready to depart for Bario. Wheee!!! Although, both of us are taking different flights and routes but still Wheeee!!

MASwings is the sole airlines into Bario.

But this time we’re not taking an ATR but a Twin Otter instead.

It’s a very cute plane, a 16 seaters if not mistaken.

See how cozy it is.

Their DSLR is giving them out that they are not Bario locals, everyone is excited to go into Bario and also taking the Twin Otter. The feeling of taking a Twin Otter is very different from the bigger airplanes like  Boeing or ATR. I would suggest everyone to experience at least once in their lifetime.

The Twin Otter flew at a low altitude and you can have a very great view of the land below.

The rate of deforestation is scary in Sarawak.

Finally some greenies but sadly somewhere around this part will be flooded for dams.

That’s the road to Bario and other villages. It takes 10 hours to reach Bario whereas 50 minutes by MASWing.

Taking a Twin Otter really feels like a bird flying through the sky.

That’s the legendary Batu Lawi, the landmark of Kelabit Highland, it’s a mystical and sacred mount among the Kelabit and Penan people.

And not long after that, we reached Bario. Wheee !! 😀

Thank you MASwings

Bario airport. 😀

It was a sunny day yet the wind is very cooling.

Alright! Now I can’t wait to get eat Kelabit Food!!

Bario Food Festival. Next >>

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