Location : Lawas Town, Limbang Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.
So our Irau trip to Lawas finally came to an end after 4 days. If not for the persistent rain we could have done more. It was very surprising that such a small town could have so much to offer for tourism, even for Sarawakians.
Around Lawas Town
Early morning by the Lawas River
Hardscapes of Lawas
The grandest hotel here, Seri Malaysia right next to the event venue
Weekend Market / Pasar Tamu
Figs called buah Tin
Pasar Besar Lawas
Yew Cha Kueh at lawas market
You can have Yew Cha Kueh as early as 7am here at the Main Market of Lawas
Pasar babi / Pork market
Misty early morning of Lawas River
For a few hours job…not bad
Buka puasa with our newly aquainted Malay friends in Awat Awat
We had to skip the visit to super talented Bahar Saringan the Malay machete producer, Merarap Hotspring and the ever captivating Ba Kelalan highland. Next trip.
The future obviously looks promising for Lawas latest by 2019 when Brunei’s Muara-Temburong bridge is completed. It will surely draw more visitors from Miri and Bandar Seri Begawan as travelers will bypass Limbang and exiting from Labu instead, cutting driving time.
The 30km Muara-Temburong or Mentiri-Labu bridge/highway in red
The new route in purple from Miri to Lawas come 2019
Although not much work is seen for the Pan Borneo highway in Sabah currently, eventually when that highway is completed, Sabah’s robust tourism could spill into Lawas as well. Prepare for the big boom Lawas folks! Here ends the story of our second Irau event in Borneo. Our very first was in Malinau North Kalimantan. We look forward to our third in Sabah.
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