Practicalities

Entry Permits

Entry permits can be purchased on arrival at all National Parks. Single entry permits are RM10 per adult, RM5 for seniors, disabled people and students; children are free. Group discounts apply for 5 or more people.

There are also multiple entry passes (1 and 3 month periods) as well as a discount pass for 5 visits. For full fee schedule, guide hire costs and multi-visit passes contact the Visitor information Centre in Miri (ph 085 434 181).


Getting There & Back

Lambir Hills is approximately 40minutes (30km) southwest of Miri on the sealed Miri-Bintulu Road. It is easily accessible from Miri by the following options:

Bus This is a 45 minute trip; catch buses (Syarikat Bus Suria) from the station opposite Tammu Muhibbah which depart for Batu Niah, Bintulu, Tinjar, Bakong or Bekenu bazaars and ask to be dropped off at Lambir Hills (Taman Negara Lambir). RM 2.40 Buses leave Miri at 0630, 0900, 1000, 1200, 1500 and 1600.

To return to Miri by bus, it is possible to hail buses from the roadside in front of the park. The last buses pass by towards Miri around 1630. Ask the park staff for likely times.

Taxi Taxi fare one way from Miri centre is RM 25. Arrange a pick-up time or call as required.

Hire car Car hire from Miri is more expensive than Kuching and there are with fewer options. Car hire can be arranged from approximately RM 120/day (minimum). Ask for details at the Visitor Information Centre in Miri (ph 085 434 181).

Tour Companies Tour companies regularly arrange trips to Lambir Hills.


Accommodation

Accommodation catering to a range of budgets and levels of comfort is available at the National Park Headquarters. Note: accommodation should be booked and payed for in advance at the Visitor Information Centre (ph 085-434181).

Share-rooms: There are plans to build a hostel at Lambir Hills – this is the equivalent in the meantime. It consists of a 2-room lodge, with 3 single beds per room. A fan is provided, bathroom facilities are shared. There are no cooking facilities. Prices are RM 50/room or RM15 per bed per night.

Forest lodges: Sleep 6 (2 rooms, shared bathroom, fan, no cooking facilities) are available for RM75 per house per night

Chalets: with air-conditioning (2 rooms, 2-3 beds per room, attached bathroom, refrigerator but no cooking facilities) cost RM150 per chalet or RM100 per room

Camping: Campsites are available on the front lawn of the National Park HQ (which borders the highway) for RM5 per person per night. Camping elsewhere in the park is not allowed without the permission of the Park Warden.


Food & Drink

Cooking facilities are not provided in the accommodation.

A canteen serving a basic but tasty choice of rice and noodle dishes, as well as some snacks, is located in the park HQ.

There are no coffee shops, grocery stores or restaurants in walking distance. However, as Miri is only a 1/2 hour drive away, if you have a hire-car, you can easily head into town and back for a meal.

The water supply in Lambir Hills has some tannin content – it is lightly tea coloured and tastes quite metallic (the flavour is easily disguised by tea or Tang). Treat tap water before drinking it. Bottled water is available at the canteen.


Miscellaneous

Telephones Despite its proximity to Miri, Lambir Hills seems to be out of range for most mobile phone services. Coin-operated public phones are located in the canteen and next to the Park HQ office.