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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
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  Up Rejang River:
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
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  Gunung Mulu National Park
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SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO

SIBU : DOWN REJANG RIVER - General Info

 
 

SARIKEI

 

Sarikei, 122km by road from Sibu, is a bustling riverside town and a major transit point on the Pan-Borneo highway. However Sarikei?s real claim to fame is its importance as an agricultural centre; more than 80% of Sarawak?s pepper production comes from Sarikei Division, and the area is justly famous for its sweet, succulent pineapples, which thrive in the slightly acidic soil here.

 

Around Town

While the Pineapple Statue next to the express boat wharf pays tribute to the town?s most famous export, visitors can see, taste and buy the real thing at the nearby fruit and vegetable market. This is located next to a small but colourful fish market, where chefs and restauranteurs from Sibu make early morning pilgrimages to take their pick of the fresh catch. The small esplanade fronting the Nyelong River is a pleasant place to watch the local boat traffic.

 

On the way out of town towards Sibu, the attractive Residency Building can be seen to the right of the road. Sarikei is believed to be the best place in Sarawak to buy the herbal ingredients for pak cheng (8 treasures) soup, said to be excellent for blood circulation and restoring energy, particularly for women who have given birth. Most Chinese herbalists and sundry shops stock it at around RM4 per packet.

 

Sebangkoi Deer Farm

About 20 minutes drive from Sibu, the Sebangkoi deer farm produces not only venison, but also deer horn for the Chinese medicine trade, which can be worth as much as RM1,000 per kg. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

  

Eating Out

Like any town in Sarawak, Sarikei has its fair share of Chinese coffee shops and Malay restaurants serving simple noodle dishes and tasty snacks. More demanding diners can try the excellent seafood and venison offered by Hung Kiew Kee Restaurant, Golden Happiness Restaurant (both on Jln Masjid Lama) and Oriental Restaurant (Oriental Hotel, halal). Fast food fans will find KFC and Sugar Bun on Jln Masjid Lama.

 
 
 

BINTANGOR

 

This small market town, 105km by road from Sibu, is famous for its unusual green oranges - although the peel is deep green, the sweet flesh inside is orange coloured and fully ripe. The town can be covered on foot in about an hour, taking in the colourful fruit and vegetable market and the Bintangor orange statue. The coffee shops in town are renowned for their excellent rojak, a spicy Malaysian salad of fruits and vegetables.

 
 
 
 
SIBU : DOWN REJANG RIVER - General Info
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO