Time to fly…

When my girl was little, she loved going on holidays, staying in hotels with swimming pools and she would go and play all day and refuse to get out of the water even though she was already all wrinkled and shivering!

Of course we could not afford to go to a lot of places even with the three-year free passage to places in Peninsula Malaysia, a privilege that I enjoyed being entitled to it having joined the service before July 1978. That was why most of the time, I would have to drive instead and we would head westwards to Kuching or eastwards to Bintulu and Miri. She was a great traveller – she would sleep from the moment we started till the moment we arrived.

We never went to Miri again after that until that year in 2014, when she had to go for a course there but unfortunately, she had to check into the resort where it was held upon arrival and only came out when it ended and it was time to go home. That was why I suggested going over for a few days and of course, she was keen…and of course, driving these days is out of the question with the horrendously horrifying road conditions resulting from the on-going construction of the Pan-Borneo Highway. That left us with no choice – we just had to fly over!

There is MasWings, the airline that provides the so-called rural air services here, flying from Sibu to Bintulu and to Miri and KK in Sabah. We do not have to go to the airport early unlike when flying on that budget airline but nonetheless, we went two hours ahead of the ETD (estimated time of departure). After checking in and dropping off our baggage, we went to the outlet of our Sarawak’s own fast food franchise there for lunch.

I ordered their three-layer coffee (RM4.90)…

Sugar Bun 3-layer coffee

…my favourite drink there at the moment. They also have tea but I am a coffee person.

The ladies had iced Ribena (RM3.80 each) with the sets they ordered. My girl wanted the fish fillet with their savoury rice (RM13.20)…

Sugar Bun fish & rice

…while the mum had two pieces of their broasted chicken, spicy with their chicken rice (RM13.80)…

Sugar Bin broasted chicken & rice

…and much to our surprise, the rice was pretty good, nicer than a lot of places around town.

I had their nasi lemak classic (RM6.90)…

Sugar Bin nasi lemak classic + broasted chicken drumstick

…with a special request for one piece of their broasted chicken drumstick, spicy (RM4.80) which was all right too, not the best in town, that’s for sure but definitely a whole lot nicer than many at a lot of places around here.

After our early lunch, we proceeded to the departure lounge to wait for our plane.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Time to fly…”

  1. The food looks so good. Yes, everyone in my family love their savoury rice and we prefer their broasted chicken to KFC. Love their Eco fish set and Assam curry fish head too. Over here, it seems that business at this franchise is not very encouraging and crowded like KFC though.

    Same here in Sibu except for this outlet at the airport – I guess people do not have a choice, no KFC there. Doing much better in Miri, I noticed. They have “Borneo Asian Food” there…and places selling that Sabah Kertang fish noodles.

  2. All kids love to go holiday, enjoying the hotel room and swimming pool.

    I like the dishes in Sugarbun Sibu airport. They were actually good, remember we ate there almost on our every flight in Sibu.

    It should be the same at all outlets, after all, it’s a franchise. The airport outlet is more expensive than the rest in town. In fact, anything at all airports is more expensive.

  3. I was never a good traveler when I was little. I would throw up in the car! Could never sleep and would get giddy on long rides. Can’t wait to read what you did and ate in Miri!

    Sounds like my girl when she grew older, never a problem when she was little.

    No worries, lots of posts lined up – will stretch till over a week, I’m sure.

  4. I also used to fall asleep as soon as the car engine started to rumble (and sometimes still do!) 😉

    My girl still does on long journeys like when she was teaching in that school in the jungle and she tends to yawn when going to some place in town. Probably my driving’s soothingly slow and relaxing!

  5. All the food looks good, especially the broasted chicken. Wow three years free passage, that is the perk of being a teacher in a government school.

    At the beginning, there were too many of us, but eventually as the numbers got fewer (they retired or they died), I got it every three years. Initially, maybe once every 6 years.

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