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About Bintulu - an exquisite town in the lap of nature.

Bintulu

The coastal town of bintulu is a small town that is one of the most famous tourist spots of Malaysia. The town is located approximately 650 kilometres away from Kuching and about 215 kilometres from Miri. There are a few natural rainforests still surviving here which is fighting tough against the growing industrialization. The growing number of  industries that are in constant demand of forest wood and other natural resources that come from rainforest like eucalyptus, have abolished most of the natural rainforest of the world. The natural rainforest of Bintulu are one among the rare few rainforests that are still battling for survival.

History
The history of this town dates back to 40,000 years ago. The Great Niah Caves which are 120 kilometres from the town of Bintulu, are the place where the traces of the primitive civilizations were found. The caves held in them the artefacts of ancient civilization that were discovered by scientists many years after. These artefacts showed the signs of trade relations with ancient Chinese civilizations.
The Brunei Sultanate ruled over Bintulu for many years. In 1841 an adventurer named Sir James Brooke took over the city of Sarawak. Brooke became the first white Rajah of Sarawak. In the year 1861, bintulu which was then a part of the Brunei Sultanate was taken over by the Rajah of Sarawak. From then, bintulu became a part of Sarawak.

The history of the democracy of Sarawak has a very vital connection to the town of Bintulu. On 8th of September 1867, Bintulu became the place for the official meeting of first legislative assembly of Sarawak. The place where the meeting for the first legislative assembly of Sarawak took place was marked by a monument. This monument stands erect till date and is Bintulu’s one of the main tourist attractions. The name of the monument is the Council negri monument.

The Brooke family ruled Sarawak for over hundred years and then it was taken over by the Japanese in 1941. The Japanese rule ended in 1945 when Charles Vyner Brooke came back to Sarawak. Brooke handed over Sarawak to the British Crown Colony. Sarawak remained under the colonial rule till 22 of July 1946. After this, on September 16, 1963 Sarawak became the part of Federation of Malaysia.

In 1969, large reserves of natural gas were found on the off shores of Bintulu. This marks the eventual start of industrialization in the town of Bintulu. The first deepwater port of Sarawak was then constructed at Tanjung Kidurong.

After 1979 till date, bintulu saw the rise of numerous industries flourishing in this small town. The town of bintulu is now Sarawak’s one among the leading towns for industrial growth. The large reserves for natural resource and the fast developing industrial sector of the town makes it one of the most important towns of Sarawak.

Educational system
One of the most important aspects about the town of Bintulu is its educational institutions. There is a campus of Malaysia’s famous public university in Bintulu. The name of the university is, the University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu campus. This campus of the Malaysia public university was reopened on November 2001. The third objective of the university Putra Malaysia’s 2001-2010 objective was to upgrade the university as an internationally acclaimed university.  It was under this objective that the campus of bintulu was established by the University Putra Malaysia. The University Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak campus is located in an environment full of vegetation and greenery. The campus is approximately 13 kilometres away from bintulu town. The flora and fauna around the campus of the university help in achieving the aim of the university to research in the field of agriculture and bio source.

Hundreds of students every year from around the word come to attain degree in various fields of education from the University Putra Malaysia Bintulu campus. The university campus covers a large area of 715.16 hectares and is capable of accommodating almost 5000 students. The opening of the University Putra Malaysia in Bintulu has helped the local students to a great extent in getting high quality education within their reach. The presence of the university in a location where there are large reserves of natural resources help the students in researching and learning about various species of flora and fauna.

For schooling of children, there are various primary and secondary schools in Bintulu. The primary national school is known as Sekolah Kebangsaan. The national secondary school here is known as Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan. There are Chinese schools and international schools too. The Sekolah Kebangsaan or the primary school is one of the good primary schools in Sarawak.  Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan or the secondary school is the largest secondary school in entire Sarawak. The school has the capacity to hold almost 5000 students at a time. The infrastructure of the school is one of the best in entire Malaysia. And that is why it is one of the most populated schools in Malaysia. Most of the students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan are Chinese. But students from all over Malaysia study in this school. The charts of the school are very high scoring when it comes to co-curricular activities and academic achievements. The school is one of the best in the Sarawak district in academic performance. There are students who read in the school, who get the highest marks in the competitive examinations in entire Malaysia.

Industries
Bintulu is a fast growing industrial town. There are many industries set up here due to the abundance of natural resources in the land if bintulu.
Malaysia liquefied natural gas plants are set up since the discovery of the natural gas reserve near Bintulu. There are three natural gas plants in Bintulu. The national oil corporation of the country owns most of the interests of these natural gas plants.

The Asean bintulu fertilizer plant is another industry which is jointly owned by five countries, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.This town of Bintulu is an emerging commercial sector. With the abundant natural resources and industrialization bintulu is moving rapidly towards a brighter tomorrow.    

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