Make your way around Murum Dam, a hydroelectric generator built around a land filled with the mythical and natural wonders of the olden days.
More widely known as the posterior hydroelectric dam following the construction and the operation of the Bakun Dam, Murum Dam is actually a gravity dam of the Murum River in Sarawak, Malaysia. Located on the Murum River, the dam takes up the uppermost part of the Rajang River basin just 200 km away from Bintulu. The upstream section of the Rajang River includes four steps – Pelagus, Bakun, Murum, and Belaga. The Murum Hydroelectric Project is the second Step-Hydroelectric Project of the four steps and is 70 km from the constructing Bakun Hydroelectric Project downstream. The Murum Dam is also surrounded by a beautiful river and a quaint village just around the corner. Located at the uppermost section of the Rajang River, the longest river in Malaysia, the technical and constructive exterior of the dam belies the mythical significance of the river on which it has planted its base at. Among the Chinese folks residing in Sibu, the Rajang River is also known as the “Swan River”. This nickname comes from a legend where a famine in Sibu ended when a flock of swan flew across the sky of Sibu. With such a strong mythical implication, it is no wonder that the Rajang Ribu is also home to a variety of other towns such as Sarikei, Bintangor and Tanjung Manis. During your journey, be sure to also keep a lookout for these local inhabitants on the way.
As you make your way to Murum Day, you will also pass by the town of Kapit. It is here that you will get to meet one of Sarawak’s oldest native tribe – the Iban tribe. The Iban tribe has been around even before the Malaysian colonisation era by the British empire. Known previously as the Sea Dayaks, this tribe thrives on their primary livelihood from the sea. Incidentally, the members of the tribe are also known to be notorious headhunters and pirates during the colonial era. Aside from some minor adjustment in their lifestyle, tribe members still retain much of their traditional living arrangement including living in a communal longhouse. If you are lucky and meticulous, you might spot one of their communal houses along the way too!
Day 1 - Miri / Murum Jetty / Jelatong
After meeting up, you will go on your 5 hours’ journey by land road to Murum Jetty. Along the way, do enjoy the beautiful panorama of the road as you prepare for the boat ride at the jetty. This is also the perfect time for you to prepare that motion sickness medication if you need it. Upon your arrival at the jetty, you will go on another 40 minutes’ boat ride to your designated floating house for some delicious lunch. After you are full, you will make your way to the water again for some swimming and fishing fun. Once evening sets in, you are free to enjoy the scenic sunset by the dam before making your way back on land for dinner and retiring for the day.
Day 2 - Lake cruise / Waterfalls
As the sun rises in the east, so will you. The view of the early morning is simply stunning and we know you do not want to miss out on it. After the beautiful sunrise view, you will have your breakfast in Jelatong before going on your lake cruise and exploring the surrounding waterfalls of the dam. With that, lunch will be served warm and delicious as well. After the scrumptious lunch, proceed back to Murum Jetty and transfer back to Miri for about 5 hours as you end your trip with some good memory and amazing photos.
Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.
List of Locations:
Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Miri. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.
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