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SIBU AIRPORT

"The airport terminal is the third largest airport terminal in Sarawak after Kuching International Airport and Miri Airport. The airport is the 11th busiest airport in Malaysia and the 3rd busiest airport in Sarawak in terms of passengers handled."


Sibu Airport is located 24 km from the city of Sibu and can be reached by taxi and bus. The airport can accommodate small and medium aircraft, such as a Boeing 737. The passengers come from domestic flights only. Unfortunately it is not an international airport. The planes that land here come from the peninsula or other places on Borneo, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
At the airport you will find restaurants, an office for car rental (Thrifty), an ATM, a check-in desk ... departure and arrival hall and a few shops. MasWing, MAS and Air Asia fly regularly to and from Sibu Airport.

The airport is an important hub for Sarawak. It connects a number of places in the region that are difficult to reach by road. The current airport was opened in June 1994 and recently renovated. The old airfield was completely demolished when Sibu developed.

The airport offers daily flights, mainly operated by Air Asia and MASwings. AirAsia offers flights to three destinations, Kuching, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur through KLIA. MASwings offers flights to Kuala Lumpur via KLIA in addition to flights to Kuching, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Limbang and Miri.
The normal operating hours of the airport are between 06:00 and 22:00. In the event of flight delays, the airport will remain open until the flight has taken off or is canceled.

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There is no public bus service with the airport as a stopover on its route. You cannot exchange money at the airport, but you can withdraw money at an ATM (ATM = Automatic Teller Machine).

For the taxi at the airport you have to buy a voucher of about RM50 to take you to the center of the city. Prices are subject to fluctuations. This voucher allows 3 people to travel by taxi.
If you think this is too expensive, you can take the bus. You then have to walk for about 6 minutes to the intersection and wait for one of the two bus lines that pass here.
A good option is the blue bus, which runs between the bus station in Sibu town (at the Express boat terminal) and Sibujaya. The word "Sibujaya" is used normally and is on the front of the bus. The bus ticket is very cheap (some Ringgits), but you may have to wait half an hour to an hour.
The yellow minibus with the word "Sun 9" on the screen is a better option. Most of these minibuses are air-conditioned and you pay a little bit more for the whole trip to the city (Bandar Sibu). It's a big time saver! If you need to get to the airport from the city and want to take the minibus, you can ask them to take you to the airport. The driver will charge you around RM10, otherwise the driver will stop outside the airport and you will have to walk a bit.
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Control tower

The Sibu Central Market is the largest covered market in Malaysia with over 1,200 hawker stalls, where you can buy local produce. & nbsp; In the evening you can visit the Sibu Night Market, which is open every night except heavy rain. You can buy clothes, souvenirs and many other products here.

You probably won't go to Sibu for the shopping; but if you want to shop a little less, the following shopping centers are well worth a visit: Wisma Sanyan, Sarawak House, Medan Mall, Kin Orient Plaza, Farley Departmental Store, Sing Kwong, Delta Mall and the Star Mega Mall.

 

 
 

 

 

   Ben van Wijnen

 

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