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Sibu - Introduction

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Sibu - Introduction

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Sibu town is located alongside the Rejang River of Sarawak, Malaysia with a distance of 100km north of the South China Sea.
Time: GMT +08:00 time similiar to Hong Kong and Singapore Time.
Currency: Sibu is a part of Malaysia and it uses Malaysian Ringgit. To find out the Foreign Exchange rates, please visit CNNi.
Area: Since 1957, Sibu town area has extended from 16 square miles to the present 50 square miles (129.5 square kilometers).
Population: In early 1997, the population of Sibu was around 220,000.
Races: The Chinese dominates 62% of Sibu population followed by the Ibans 19%, the Malays 10.5%, Melanaus 7.1%, the Bidayus 0.3% and others 0.8%.
Religions: Islam, Methodist, Anglican, Catholic, Buddhism and others.
Culture: A multiracial society with a variety of cultures. Newspapers, magazines and schools of different languages are available too.
Transport: Air, water and land transportations are commonly used. The is a great number of express launches plying between Sibu, Kapit and Kuching thus making both economical and convenient. Thousands of people use these fast, economical and reliable boats daily. Besides, there are a number of daily air flights provided by Malaysia Airlines and Saeaga Airlines. The Sibu airport can accommodate Boeing Aircraft and has a sufficient capacity to hold passengers each year. It is located at 23KM from Sibu town centre. The airport connects with other major cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu and etc. More new roads are being constructed to provide better land transport.
Natural Resources: Timber is the main natural resource in the State followed by agricultural products and fresh sea produce. Over the years, the number of timber based factories and cottage industries is increasing. Most of the factory products are exported. Sibu is also very commercially active.


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Shop 5.18, Level 5, Wisma Sanyan,
No. 1 Jalan Sanyan
96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 21:06  


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