Sibu, located at the central of Sarawak, another food heaven in Borneo Island.
Sibu is the largest port and commercial centre in the Rejang Basin and the gateway to Central Sarawak. Located at the confluence of the Rejang and Igan Rivers, approximately 130 km from the South China Sea, Sibu is a thriving modern town with a vibrant centre and a bustling, crowded waterfront.
The Must Go Places in Sibu:
1. Sibu Central Market
The biggest Central Market in Malaysia – home to more than 1,200 stalls serving up a bedazzling variety of commodities. Seek out the live chicken stalls and find out how they are bundled with newspapers. You will get a real feel of how the people of Sibu live and get to see seasonal fruits, catches that are unique to Sibu.
2. Sibu Night Market
Evening visit to the mind boggling Sibu Night Market, which is opened every night except when there is heavy rain. Be amazed by the food, gadgets, textiles, utensils & all things interesting at this amazing place.
3. Sibu Heritage Center
A must see for visitors, the formal council building displays the rich cultural heritage of the various ethnic groups of the Central Region. An exhibit at the museum includes from Iban Longhouses displaying genuine skulls which were hung, relecting the tribes’ warrior past to the seafaring Melanaus’ tools and early sign of the Malay Culture. The early beginnings of Sibu, the coming of early Chinese migrants from the various dialect groups and also those of earliest ethnic tribes.
4. Tua Pek Kong Temple
This is the oldest Chinese temple in the town with a 7-storey pagoda with the temple history dates back to 1850s. You can climb up to the top of the Tua Pek Kong Temple to enjoy a beautiful view of Sibu City and also Rajang River. There are a lot of historic photos and paintings displayed on level three, for people to learn more about the temple’s stories.
5. Swan Statue at Rejang Esplanade
The huge swan statue just beside the Rejang Esplanade, is a must visit photo-shooting place for visitors. It is the symbol of Sibu - The Swan.
6. The World Fuzhou Heritage Gallery
This is known as the largest Fuzhou Gallery in the World. This gallery has over 650 artifacts that were donated by the Fuzhou families. The history can be traced back to the first group of southern Chinese immigrants who arrived Sibu in 1901.
How to go from Singapore to Sibu? AirAsia direct flight from Singapore to Sibu every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It only took 1 hour 15 minutes flight.