On Saturday, I have to make a trip to the airport to fetch up Colin as we will be attending Henry’s wedding on Monday, which is today! Congratulation Henry!
Sibu airport is located some 23km from the town. The journey is smooth but I have to pass through 4 annoying traffic lights from my house to the airport. The local council really should look into this matter, there are too many traffic lights around Sibu. Anyway, some 1km before reaching the airport, the road get bumpy as road widening work is carrying out. This work had been ongoing for ages, at least a year now as far as I can remember. I really don’t know why they took so long for just a small stretch. This road can be particularly dangerous at dark as the reflective tape seems to be the only guide for motorist at this area.
Sibu Airport, front view
Sibu airport is the gateway to the town for those travelling by air. Frankly, it is probably the lousiest airport in Sarawak and
Sibu Airport, side view, entrance side
Sibu Airport, side view, exit side
I always think every airport in a place should be unique to reflect on the town/city itself. Sadly, most airports in Sarawak & Sabah (for example Kuching, Bintulu, Miri,
Concourse of the Airport
Empty car park
The check in and waiting area is not air conditioned as shown and it can get pretty hot on a very hot day. However, the departure hall is air conditioned. You will not see this type of scenario in other major airports in Sabah and
There is a bus stop further up at the airport but I never see any bus serving this area. What a shame! For the budget traveler, public transport is the preferred choice. Anyway, to get to the town, taxi is available and one needs to purchase the coupon from the coupon booth. A trip to the town will cost around RM25-30.
There are 2 aircrafts when I arrived. Air
There is a beautifully maintained plant/flower beside the airport which I would like to share.