Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MAS Wings: Flying Over Borneo

Flying over Borneo’s dense jungle was pretty spectacular. Miles and miles of trees and rivers, with not one visible road or building. We flew the tiny propeller plane MAS Wings from Miri, a-mid sized oil town in the province of Sarawak on Malaysian Borneo, to Mulu, the largest national park in Malaysia.  Mulu Airport has only one runway surrounded by jungle to all sides. Coming from a smoggy city like Kuala Lumpur, descending into Borneo’s fog felt like an alien adventure.

view from the plane

the runway

When entering Sarawak from peninsular Malaysia, you must have your passport stamped by Sarawak immigration. This is unique since you don’t need to do so for any other province of Malaysia.

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