Kuching is the capital of Sarawak and is one of the unique cities I have ever visited. There is no other city in Malaysia that has such kind of a unique and romantic ambiance. The city has a rich history, which it puts across its visitors with a lot of grace. The city has a population of about 6,50,000 people and one of the best part about it was that people from different ethnicities lived here in harmony. The people I met in the city had great pride about their city and treated visitors like gods. The people were quite warm and welcoming. If you just sit in an air-conditioned hotel, you will not be able to experience the beauty of this magnificent city. After thoroughly touring the city, I was headed to my next destination Bintulu that is a beautiful inland town in Sarawak in East Malaysia. For long, I had planned to visit Bintulu but this time I made sure that I do visit the city. So I headed to this website redbus.my. The bus booking process was not easy but also quite quick. Owing to the importance and the number of attractions that Bintulu has, most of the seats were booked. Not to forget that bus is the only means of traveling between Kuching and Bintulu. I would recommend you to book your tickets about a week in advance to avoid any last minute hassles.
There were only three operators plying on the route between these two cities, which were Bus Asia Biaramas, Bintang Jaya Express that was the only express bus option available, and Sungei Merah. Bus Asia Biaramas had seater coaches, Bintang Jaya express had executive coaches and Sungei Merah was the only luxury bus operator. The duration of the journey is about 13 hours and the only way to cut short this duration is to travel by an express bus offered by Bintang Jaya. However, this would also cut short the duration only by 30 minutes, which would not make a huge difference. Bus Asia Biaramas had about six buses plying throughout the day. I found this option better. I as a passenger get to choose my time of convenience when there are more buses available with a single operator. The cost of the tickets were fixed at SGD 70 for all the 5 buses. The departure timings for the buses started from 8 AM in the morning until 9 PM. Buses from Bus Asia Biaramas also departed at 10AM, 2 PM, 5PM and 7:30PM. The Sungei Merah had two buses plying throughout the entire day one at 1:30 pm and the other at 4:30 pm. The cost of the tickets were fixed at SGD75 for both the buses. Sungei Merah being a luxury bus operator only had VIP coaches available for booking. There were about 28 seats in each Bus. Bintang Jaya being the only express bus option had executive coaches available for booking. There was only one bus plying in the entire day, which was at 5:30 pm. The cost of the ticket was fixed at SGD53.