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Map Miri to Kota Kinabalu by road (updated March 2011)

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Disclaimer: I found this roadmap on the internet when trying to figure out how to get to Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) from Miri (Sarawak) by road during school holiday in March 2011. What makes this project challenging and interesting is the fact that you have to cross international borders Malaysia/Brunei 4 times and clear 10 immigration checkpoints. This happens because of the geography of Brunei which is separated by Limbang, part of Sarawak state.
•To me this map is comprehensive enough to guide travelers crossing land borders and clearing immigration and custom checkpoints, despite not up to scale. Some facts were no longer relevant during my March 2011 trip. So I took liberty in updating this map in particular the stretches I traveled. I also put some actual site photos.
•Malaysians need no visa going into Brunei, international passport will do. For the rest, check your visa requirement first. I did not see any Visa On Arrival counter at various immigration checkpoints.
•All the credits go to the original author, God knows who.


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Miri to Kota Kinabalu by road


  1. Ron Dilla

    Many thanks, bro!
    I’ll be driving my Kancil from KK to Kuching this summer, thanks to your info, I’m better prepared.

  2. Kenneth

    Hi there,
    I find this map of yours very helpful and interesting! I will be driving from Beaufort, Sabah to Kuching December 2012 and this might just save my life! Cheers!

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  4. Catherine

    I am curious about the road condition. Is it tough from miri to kk? I am driving a small car. But not in a hurry. We wan to enjoy during our trip.

  5. hi cath, road condition is fine small cars. just make sure spare tyres are okay. yes dont hurry. so many things to be enjoyed en route.

  6. How is the road conditions recently from Miri to Kota Kinabalu

  7. Sorry no idea. Maybe other users hv the info and can share.

  8. Stellam

    Hi.. my daughter and I plan to drive her Axiaa car to MIRI from kk. Can someone share the road conditions please..

    Our road adventure starts Monday if all’s ok..

  9. must be interesting trip.
    safe journey in and out brunei 5 times. hahaha
    last time 10 years ago got few river crossing by roro ferry.
    i think now all bridges.
    rest assured i will revisit this road trip.
    pls share your story here or in FB page bumisepi

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