Copyright (C) 1997-2000 by OHTANI Motom , All rights reserved.
(Some of the pages are written in Japanese)
I was lived in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia from Jul.1997 to Sep.2000.
What I felt during my stay were shown below.
I'm already back to Japan.
(You better buy a guide book of Malaysia)
I don't intend to make this webpages as travellers guide book.
If you want, go straight to book shop.
But there're few information for Bintulu or Sarawak,
so I sometimes tried to introduce if I felt like to do so for Bintulu.
* As my Diary
- Written in Only Japanese JIS7 Kanji code (ISO-2022-jp).
- Updated at least weekly.
* Photo and People
* Life in Bintulu
Rate: 1 US$ = 2.55 RM(Ringgit Malaysia) on 15 July 1997
BUT, Rate: 1 US$ = 4.5 RM on Jan. 1998
AND, Rate: 1 US$ = 3.8 RM on Dec. 1998 Fixed
- DURIAN "The King of Fruits"
Durian might be worth for the first line to introduce.
I love Durian.
- Nasi Goren
Like Chinese Fryed rice.
With Egg and chili. I sometimes eat at Company's Canteen. about 3RM$B!#(J
- Mee Goren
"Mee" is noodle and "Goren" is Fryed or Sattyed. Right?
- Mee Sup
Noodle with Soup. about 2RM
- Kanpur Mee / Kama Mee
One kind of Mee Goren but rather simple.
Mix noodle with some onion flavoured soup a bit, then sattyed!?
- Food is very very cheep in Malaysia.
It's marvelous, you can have lunch only at 5RM (1US$++) with fruits also.
- Drinks and Favarites
- Can Beer
Almost imported brands. About 100Yen/Can (Still Cheep!)
Tiger, Anchor, Heineken, Carlsberg or Guiness are available.
Price around 55RM to 80 RM for 24Cans
- Soft Drinks
CokaCola/Sprite, Nestle or Pokka brand, and many kind of local one.
Cola is available at 18RM for 24Cans. Or others 1RM-1.5RM for 1Can.
Suntory Red (35RM), JohnyWalker (RED 45RM BLACK 90RM) etc imported one.
Local one; EWEIN WINERY(M) SDN.BHD. "Seven Stars" 27.50RM
Acceptable taste with alchol degree 38'(a little bit low in ratio)
SAHIP a local brand
It's a good cost performance one, at price 18-19RM
Another brand SHARP, I better not try again.
You can find DUNHILL or Marbolo everywhere. 3.6RM/Box(20pcs)
As Japanese brand "Mild Seven" is available but no "Long Peace" that's my favorite.
So I dare smoke out DUNHILL here.
- Marco Polo
They say the No.1 restraunt in Bintulu. Is that right?
With 10 person, eating Bajing Duck, everything; and drinking a lot, then about 500-600RM.
- Korean House
Korean style restraunt. We can eat something like Japanese food,
but actualy somewhat different.
SUKIYAKI, SYABU-SYABU, SUSHI and TENPURA are available.
- Kidurong Club
Restraunt inside Kidurong Golf Club.
Swimming pool is available and I often go swimming.
- Peace Garden
Chinese restraunt. Have some separated rooms.
Often used for the Bintulu Japanese Club.(Burned out on 4th Feb 1998.)
- Noble House Seafood Restraunt
Eating up and drinking up, then 40RM/person around that.
- Popular Corner
I heard the best among open style canteen. Is that right?
- Ngiu Kee
Biggest super market.
Everything available in Bintulu is available here. Right?
Located in Medan Jaya.
- Sing Kwong Market
Very near to my house here.
- Ta Kiong Market
Near to the Airport and beside the "night market".
Some Japanese food or brand are available.
I always buy Japonica Rice(made in California,USA) here.
- TAMU BINTULU
I rather call it Bintulu Center Market.
A lot of vesitables, fish and meat.
Pork is also available but just outside the market.
- Night Market
Vesitables and many kind of dishes are available. Also Watch, Clothes, Radios etc...
- Hair Saloon
- Top Point
Located in Medan Jaya. My favorite
8RM for Cut, 10-14RM for Shampoo, 12RM for Ear Cleaning.
Located in Medan Jaya. My favorite also
- Local Car
- Proton SAGA
I drive this car here. Power train by Mitsubishi.
I feel like driving classic car for its handling design.
- Proton WIRA
This one better. Based upon Mitsubishi Mirage.
- Medical Condition
- Basically, Don't get injured. Don't get sick.
Better keeping my mouth close now.(stop my finger to type) (^^;;
* Misc about Malaysia
- Internet Providers
- Japanese Pages
- English Pages
Your Message, please
Back to Homepage