Bintulu has a national park called the Similajau National Park. It is famous for its golden beach and Irrawaddy dolphins. The town has a reputation for producing the best ‘belacan’ (shrimp paste) in the state. In addition, the longest running kite festival in this region happens here every year. It takes place at an old airport which used to be known as the closest airport to a town in Malaysia. Planes practically land and take off in the middle of the town.