Location : Desa Long Bawan, Kecamatan Krayan, Kabupaten Nunukan, Kalimantan Utara, Indonesia.
Doing the side tour to Long Bawan using Mr Sem Tagal’s 4X4 vehicle was most memorable. The crossborder trip to this Lundayeh tribe’s town was less than an hour, passing through military and immigration checkpoints on both sides of the border.
Currently there are no proper CIQ on Malaysia’s side and PLBN (Pos Lintas Batas Nasional) on the Indonesian side. We were issued with just a letter stamped by both immigrations allowing us 2 weeks stay although we just wanted a day trip.
The road from Bakelalan to the border was pretty bad with some parts undergoing construction.
A proper CIQ was being built and should be ready anytime soon.
Road construction looked more urgent on the Indonesian side with wide gravel roads thanks yet again to Pak Jokowi’s strategy on infrastructure near the Malaysian border.
We have seen the lightning pace happened In Entikong, Aruk and Badau. We just received news of another new PLBN (or CIQ) planned for Jagoi Babang next to Serikin village near Bau town Kuching.
Hopefully, the Malaysian government will reciprocate and catch up with Jokowi’s. As he joins these dots with the Trans Kalimantan route, Indonesians living near the border of Sarawak can enjoy a better livelihood as envisioned by this no nonsense President. Syabas Jokowi.
Honestly, as we were cruising around Long Bawan town we felt that the grass was greener on this side of the border, for the first time!
We noticed a number of budget hotels around town and a good number of food shops.
Sem suggested a few warongs for lunch but in the end we settled on one which could cook us a nice vegetarian meal.
After which we continued with visits to several places that would interest many tourists. Next…….Lundayeh craft centre, Javanese tofu factory and best of all, the highland salt factory.
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Also please check out our posts on our whole journey of Pesta Nukenen trip:
- Limbang Meritam Mud Volcano
- Limbang Town
- Lawas Awat Awat village
- Fly to Ba’kelalan from Lawas
- Long Langai Bakelalan
- Asang Langai Botanical Garden
- Wisata Krayan
- Lesson in organic rice planting
- Bario Kelabit Highlands Finally!
- Bario Food & Cultural Festival Begins
- Kelabit Cultural Dance & Traditional Sports
- Beautiful Kelabits Ladies & Their Beads
- What we did in Bario Sarawak
- Bits & Pieces Of Bario Food Festival
- A brief stop over at Marudi Town
- Miri City, Falling for Succulents
- Miri Updates Part 1
- Miri Updates Part 2 and final