Bintulu /biːnˈtuːluː/ is a coastal town, and the capital of Bintulu District (7,220.4 square kilometres) in the Bintulu Division of Sarawak, Malaysia
. It is about 650 kilometers from Kuching
and about 215 kilometers from either Sibu
The town is geographically situated half way between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Bintulu is a central gateway to tourist spots like Bakun Resort, Niah Caves (Gua Niah in Malay), Mulu National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park
,Lambir National Park, Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary, Rejang Pelagus, Belaga and the Bario
Bintulu is accessible by air and road. The completion of the Pan Borneo Highway has connected Bintulu by road to other major towns in Sarawak. Bintulu Airport
is located 5.5 km south west of the town and is equipped to handle aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747.
The new, modern Bintulu Airport is much bigger than the old airport. Malaysia Airlines (including its subsidiary MASwings) and AirAsia are the only airlines that fly to Bintulu. Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operates daily flights to various destinations in the country which include Kuching, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur.
However, only Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia has daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bintulu currently.Bintulu is well-connected to other major urban centres in Sarawak by the Pan-Borneo Highway. The express bus services provide comfortable and cheap means of transportation all of the major towns in Sarawak. The Medan Jaya Bus Station is the Bintulu's single centre for the intercity bus services. Bintulu is also served by the comfortable intracity buses whose routes serve a significant portion of the town area.
There are several hotels and a trend of mushrooming budget hotels in Bintulu. The ParkCity Everly Hotel represents the luxury market, located 5 minutes away from Bintulu town. The New World
Suites is located at ParkCity Commercial area, linked together with ParkCity Shopping Mall, the first shopping complex in Bintulu and the Imperial Suites is in Tanjung Batu. The newest hotels opened are Kemena Inn and the Tune Hotel at Assyakirin Commercial Centre. Jinhold Apartment was built at 2009.