Malaysian Expressway System - History - East Malaysia

East Malaysia

The history of highways in East Malaysia started in the 1960s when the federal government decided to build the Pan Borneo Highway, linking Sarawak and Sabah state.

The Pan Borneo Highway project is a joint project between the governments of Brunei and Malaysia. The project started as soon as Sarawak and Sabah joined the federation of Malaysia in 1963. The lack of a road network system in Sarawak was the main factor of the construction.

There is one toll expressway and one toll federal highway in Sarawak - the Tun Salahuddin Bridge in Kuching city and Miri-Baram Highway in Miri Division. The Tun Salahuddin Bridge is the first and currently the only toll expressway in East Malaysia.

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