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East Malaysia (Malaysia Timur) occupies the northern third of the island of Borneo, shared with Indonesia and tiny Brunei. Covered in impenetrable jungle where headhunters roam (on GSM networks if nothing else), East Malaysia is rich in natural resources but very much Malaysia's hinterland for industry and tourism.
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Kota Kinabalu is the main hub of the region, fielding an increasing number of international flights as well. Kuching also has a large number of mostly domestic flights, but there are services to Miri, Labuan and Tawau as well.
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East Malaysia is large, distances are long and roads are relatively poor in terms of network when compared with the Peninsular.
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Domestic flights are affordable and by far the fastest way to get around, especially outside the coastal region. Malaysia Airlines  and budget airlines AirAsia  links most major cities in Sabah and Sarawak as well as Labuan several times a day. MASWings , operates the rural air service which links interior communities, including those in the Kelabit Highlands, with coastal cities. Flights use Fokkers and turboprop aircraft. MASWings took over the rural air services network from FlyAsian Express on October 1, 2007, which in turn took the service over from Malaysia Airlines 14 months before that.
Visit Sukau rainforest and experience the rivercruise along Kinabatangan river. URL : http://www.sukau.com You can count on the Award Winning Ecotourism Tour Operator - Borneo Eco Tours (URL: http://www.borneoecotours.com). Specialising in nature based tours including exotic cultures, botanical and bird watching, adventure, wildlife river safari, and jungle trekking, and diving.
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