Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This Weekends Activities in Miri

Getting properly kitted up for the boatride around Loagan Bunut back in 2009 AWC.

Saturday-Sunday, 20-21st February AWC Loagan Bunut National Park

Meet : Gloria Hotel, Miri
Time : 0615 hrs
Duration : 2D/1N

We are off to Loagan Bunut for AWC this weekend, we are leaving with 2x4WD vehicles from Gloria Hotel. We'll start very early from Miri with a short break in Beluru to absorb some local color and rejuvenate some body parts most vulnerable to bumpy road conditions. We'll quickly pass through Lapok to register and check in at Loagan Bunut National Park, eta 0900hrs.

Accomodation will be in simple dormitory rooms at $15/person at the Park. Food will at the canteen or whatever we can scrape together for a barbecue or simple cookout, shared costs.

There'll be one boatride to birdwatch along the lakeshores up to Sg Teru on the evening of the 1st day and another very early morning on the 2nd day, again shared costs. There'll be an optional crocodile watching cruise at midnite to Sg Teru for the bravehearted few. We'll be birdwatching around the parkgrounds and nearby trails on both days outside of the planned boatride times.

4WD vehicle is recommended for travel to LBNP due to several spots of rough road conditions between Beluru and Lapok. We'll start our journey back to Miri just after lunchtime Sunday afternoon.

Interested? We have only one seat left on the 4wD, unless you are driving your own car. Please email us at

Saturday, 20th February Lambir Hills Trek to Dinding Waterfall

Meet : Taman Awan Carpark 0800 hrs or
Lambir Hills NP HQ 0830 hrs

This weekend we are attempting the 4.8km trek to Dinding Waterfall. Expect to trek for approximately 3 hours to reach the intended destination, or less if you run! The surrounding terrain is undulating and there will be 2 small stream crossings.

Please bring enough drinking water, energy snacks, poncho in case it rains, and swimming gear if you want to take a cool refreshing dip at the waterfall upon arrival. We expect to be back at the Park HQ roundabouts 4pm.

Please email Sara directly.

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