Friday, April 15, 2011

Travel boon to Limbang and Lawas

LIMBANG: Malaysia and Brunei have agreed to ease travel to Sarawak's two northern territories, Limbang and Lawas, that are sandwiched by Brunei.

From Aug 1, frequent travellers from Sabah and Sarawak to Limbang or Lawas, or vice versa, will only need to have their passports stamped at the first entry point into Brunei and at the last exit point.

This was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak when he unveiled the Frequent Travellers Facility to ease travel along the Pan Borneo Highway that traverses Brunei.

To get to Lawas and Sabah from Miri, travellers have to first enter Brunei at the Sungai Tujoh immigration checkpoint, exit Brunei to enter Limbang at the Tedungan checkpoint and exit Limbang to enter Lawas at Pandaruan.

"At this moment, travellers from Miri to Lawas and Sabah, need to have their passports endorsed eight times one way.

"So, if they have a return visit, at least two pages of their passports are full of endorsements," said Najib at the launching of the Tedungan Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex yesterday.

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