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Sibu - Hotels

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A place to have a good rest ...

RH HOTEL


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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MALAY KAMPUNG

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sibu - Introduction

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Sibu - Introduction

Brief information on Sibu ....

Location Map

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