Nightmare on ‘red road’ border crossing to Kalimantan

Desmond Davidson

The so-called red road from Ba Kelalan, Sarawak, to Long Midang, North Kalimantan, frequently turns into a quagmire. – The Malaysian Insight pic, January 28, 2023.

THE distance from Ba Kelalan, Sarawak, to Long Midang across the border in North Kalimantan is roughly 10km but the fare – going either way – is an astronomical RM100 each way.

The fares here – as they are everywhere else in rural Sarawak and haggled before the start of the trip – are determined by the condition of the road.

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