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A place you can find almost everything .... food.

 Taste Good

Bandong shophouses, situated in Malay Kampong (village),  were builded by SEDC about 7 years ago (in 1990) as venue for Malays to do their business. Chinese hawkers joined in at later stage to provide more varieties to the customers.


Sibu - Tour - Seven storey Pagoda

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A must visit to seven-storey Pagoda and the historical temple in front of it.

Seven storey Pagoda
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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 15:38

Sibu - Sarawak Pottery

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A must buy - Sarawak pottery.

 Local craftmanship


Sibu - Native Market

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A place to buy native products

Native products


Sibu - Tour - Bukit Aup Jubilee Park

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A popular place for outing

Aup Garden building structure

Bukit Aup Jubilee Park is located less than 12 KM from Sibu town. The road to Bukit Aup Jubilee Park is tar sealed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 14:38

Sibu Civic Centre

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A place for organising a huge gathering or meeting. It is also a culture centre.

Sibu Civic Centre


Sibu - Pasar Malam

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A place to find local food

Sibu Pasar Malam Stalls 


Sibu - Hotels

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A place to have a good rest ...


Jln Kampung Nyabor, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak
Telephone: 60 84 365888
Fax: 60 84 365 999

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Sibu - Race

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Harmony among race

The Malays

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The Malays were a coastal-dwelling people, engaged in fishing and trading. Many lived in a symbolic relationship with inland people, exchanging salt and salted fish for rice, sago and valueble jungle products. They in general did not build inland settlements in other parts of Sarawak. They moved into the area of Sibu from the west at about the same time as the Ibans who entered from the south. They continued their trade and took advantage of the riches of the virgin Rejang territory.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:03

Sibu - Early History

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The root of Sarawak Foochow ....

Before 1st June 1873, Sibu was known as "Maling", named after the winding portion, "Tanjung Maling", on the other side of Rejang River. Maling was a small village with a few small and simple shophouses consisted of atap roof and wooden walls and floors. Main population was Malay and Chinese was minority. In 1841 "Sarawak" (the present Kuching - Sarawak Capital) was ruled by 'White Rajah', James Brooke. On 1st June 1873, the third division was created and the division was named after the native rambutan because of the fact that the division had a lot of native rambutan known as "Buah Sibau" in Iban language. Native rambutan was small and sour unlike the improved varieties currently sold in the market which are big and sweet with fruit easily removed from the seed. Prior to 1900, the businessmen in the towns of Sarawak were mostly Kekhs or Ming-nam people of Chinese origin. Business in those days was mainly barter trade.

Wong Nai Siong wns.jpg (6163 bytes) In 1901 Mr. Wong Nai Siong led the first batch of Foochows from China to Sibu to open up the fertile lands of Sibu for cultivation, a massive opening up of Sibu. Therefore, it was a landmark year or a milestone in the history of the development of Sibu.  Mr. Wong Nai Siong originated from Ming Ching District, Foochow City, China. According to records, his objectives in opening up Sibu were: 

(a) to escape from the sufferings of the totalitarian government of the Ching Dynasty

(b) to search for new avenues of livelihood for the poor in his village in China.

Mr. Wong Nai Siong came to Singapore in September 1899. From there, he proceeded to West Malaysia, Sumatra and the Dutch East Indies. For six months he explored the places but failed to find a suitable place for the immigration and settlement of his folks in China. In April 1900, Mr. Wong Nai Siong came to Sarawak and got the approval of the Sarawak Rajah to look for a suitable site for Chinese immigrants.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 September 2010 12:59

Sibu - Air Port

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Facilities of Sibu Airport

Sibu Airport Building

Sibu is not left behind in the fast developing state of Sarawak. As the 2nd biggest town in Sarawak, Sibu receives a large number of tourist each year from local and foreign countries. Most tourist choose to travel by air and thats why this airport is constructed to replace the old one at Sungai Merah area. This airport has started its operations on the 1st of June 1994. It opens from 5:30 AM till 9:30 PM in the evening.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 21:13

Sibu - Introduction

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Sibu - Introduction

Brief information on Sibu ....

Location Map

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 21:06

Sibu - Welcome To All

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Welcome to Sibu in central part of Sarawak and is known as New Foochow.

Sibu Rejang River

Welcome to Sibu Online! Your online guide to timber town Sibu. Also known as the cyberhome of the longest river in Malaysia. We hope that with this site, you will know Sibu better through the power of the internet. So please browse through this site and don't be shy to visit Sibu on your next vacation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 20:57

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