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All divisions and districts in Sarawak are now linked by road. The Trans-Borneo Highway runs from Lundu in the Kuching Division all the way to Merapok in the Limbang Division. In the 1960s, Sarawak had barely 300 miles of sealed roads. In Now, however, Sarawak is connected by more than 11,368 km of roads. Roughly 72 percent of those roads are bitumen-surfaced while 22 percent are graveled and the rest unsurfaced. The road system within the State is constantly being upgraded and public transport systems improved to cater for increasing traffic. Recently, a sum of RM5.5 billion was allocated for the widening of the road networks connecting major towns in Sarawak. In 1996, the number of registered vehicles in the state was 41,817; a minute figure next to the 717,245 registered vehicles in 2001.

Most major towns and cities offer a various modes of public transport services, including buses, taxis and limousine services. Bus services are also available for those traveling within the state as well as international routes to Indonesia (Pontianak) and Brunei. Traveling from Kuching to Sibu by car takes about six hours while a trip from Kuching to Miri will take approximately 12 hours.

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