Saturday, July 5, 2008

Borneo Break: Sibu

Sibu impresses me. This riverside town has prospered since the arrival of Foochow immigrants from the Fujian province of China who came here in the early 20th century during the reign of the White Rajah, Rajah Charles Brooke.Today, it boasts the largest town square in Malaysia, and houses the tallest building in Sarawak - the Sanyan Tower and a large number of public parks among others. Neither the Sanyan Tower is grand or exceptionally tall nor the public parks beautiful or excellent but there was an exotic atmosphere about Sibu. The town bustles especially in the waterfront where one could see indigenous people of Sarawak like the Melanau and Iban, boarding boats that would take them down to the interior town like Kapit and Dalat...

Sibu...


Traveling Tip: If nothing thrills, perhaps the people would...

2 comments:

Liudmila said...

Very interesting photos, Footiam. Finally you reached it!!! I thought you will forget everything with that good foods.

And the water of the river is really so yellow? Why?

footiam said...

This trip is like a culinary trip. It's just eat, eat, eat .
The water is yellow. I think it is because of the silt. Perhaps, forest has been cut and erosion has happened.

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!