Sibu is an inland town at the central region of Sarawak, Malaysia. The town is located on the island of Borneo. Sibu is mainly populated by people of Chinese descent, mainly from Fuzhou and Fujian.
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Route: Rejang Esplanade → Sibu Gateway → Sibu Central Market → Tua Pek Kong Temple → Sibu Heritage Centre → Wisma Sanyan
The Rejang Esplanade is an attractively landscaped waterfront promenade that stretches from the Express Boat Passenger Terminal to the Kingwood Hotel, and includes the Hii’s Association Playground.
Sibu’s Central Market, built in 1996, is the largest and most interesting market in Sarawak. The market contains a wide range of stalls offering all kinds vegetables, fruites, meat, general merchandise as well as food and drinks.
Tua Pek Kong Temple is the oldest and best-preserved Chinese temple in Sibu. Most of its building material were imported from China including statue of the host deity (Lord Tua Pek Kong). From the original wooden structure, it was rebuilt in 1897 into a Taoist architecture building, with a 7-storey pagoda for the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin).
The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has begun the Sibu Street Art 2016, a campaign which comprises of 10 murals in different locations throughout Sibu to commemorate the story of the Sibu’s culture, heritage and lifestyle. Find out more here.
I was born and raised in Sibu so it always made me feel special when I went back to visit this hometown of mine.
Sibu has something for everyone especially you’re a foodie. The ’Swan City’ offers some Sarawak’s best food, not only they’re delicious, but also well-priced.
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