Sunday, November 12, 2006

Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland (or Batang Ai Hydroelectric Dam)?

This has nothing to do with Borneo or Sarawak, its just one of my favourites Hendrix tune. If you've not listened to it, download the song from the net. Well maybe it does actually since Sarawak can be electrifying if you land your backside at the right place at the right time. For a view of one of Sarawak's more interesting man-made structures, go visit Batang Ai resort which is in the middle of a hydroelectric dam. It's a 4-hour drive from Kuching City. The place to stay there if you're not much of an outback Joe is the Hilton Batang Ai. Good location for a weekend retreat I must say, and if you're into a huge basin of water where you can fish all day long. I was there in 2002 for about 3 days/2 nights. The resort is on an "island" so to get there from the mainland you take a boat-ferry for about 30-45 minutes. Bring a fishing rod, might come in handy. The place is also part of the Batang Ai National Park but I've not managed to venture forth. If you do, tell me about it.

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