Located in the Heart of Sarawak, SIBU is a bustling & rapidly growing town. As the new millennium dawns, the People of Sibu are geared up to play their respective roles in turning this town into a unique Garden City of the Future.
SIBU is situated about 60 miles from the South China Sea and represents one of the "major" town in the map of Sarawak. Of the 13 different states which make up MALAYSIA 11 are in Peninsular Malaysia while the 2 remaining states, Sarawak & Sabah, are on the north-western region of the Island of Borneo of which makes up East Malaysia. Step into SIBU and you are stepping into what was once wild frontier that was given to Sir James Brooke as reward for taming the rebellion for the Brunei Sultanate, who ruled the land then. He became the first 'White Rajah' and began his administrative seat from Fort Brooke in Sibu, in 1862. As interesting as its history is its name Sibu which comes from the local fruit 'sibau' - a small, sour and wild-version of the sweet fleshy rambutan.
While the Melanaus were the first inhabitants of the area, it is now steeped in Chinese influence, as the Chinese settlers began to make their home here encouraged by the first White Rajah. Although the city was razed to the ground twice - once in 1889 and again in 1928, the spirit of the people survived. They rebuilt the town, this time with bricks and mortar and lots of determination, to become a thriving town.Enviable located in the heart of Sarawak, Sibu is a holiday destination for culture, adventure and nature. You can shop, dine, go bargain hunting or for a little more excitement, take a ride in fast passenger ferries to remote areas where the locals live right next to the jungle inhabited by exotic animals or simply enchanted by the lure of Sibu.
As you journey upriver from Sibu, Chinese shop houses soon give way to Iban longhouses. This exciting journey will take you on to the Pelagus Rapids where Iban culture quietly merge into that of the Orang Ulu with isolated settlements of Punan Bah, Kajang, Kayan, Kenyah, Bukitan, Lahanan, Ukit and Penan people.
Arrived at Sibu Airport, meet our guide and proceed to Sibu Town. Sampling of Sibu local delicacies – Fuzhou Bagel "Kompia" & Rice Stew "Din-Bian-Hu". Come face to face with The Swan Statue, the symbol of Sibu. Walk along the Sibu Gateway & Rajang Esplande, check out Sibu's oldest commodities trading point and wharf, enjoy sunset view in the coffee house. Evening visit Sibu Night Market, which open every night except heavy rains, sells varieties of local foods and products. Overnight at hotel to choose.
Breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Tua Pek Kong Temple and 7 Storey Pagoda by the Rajang River. Continue visit Sibu Town Square, the biggest town square in Malaysia where major events such as Borneo Cultural Festival and Base Jump takes place. Witness the First Hospital Musuem in Malaysia – Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum in the Town Square Ph. 2, where the first hospital in Sibu used to stand.
Upon arrival, lunch in Sarikei and sampling the famous Local Herb called "Eight Treasure Soup" (own expenses) and Sarikei Pineapple. You may shop some local drug store for Herbs and Sarikei famous pepper. Proceed to Countryside, view the Sarawak Famous Pepper vineyard and local fruit stall (Seasonal) along the road. Return back to Sibu. Overnight at hotel to choose.
After breakfast, proceed to Mukah (165KM) – The Melanau Heartland. Passed by Selangau town with the view of Batang Mukah flowing across. Upon arrival, stroll down local fish market, discover yourself the varieties of seafood and local products, learn about the fresh delicacies like Umai (raw fish), Si'et (sago worm) and other sago products at the market.
Crossed Batang Mukah with the local river taxi, experience about mangrove forest that surrounds Tanjong Pedada and maybe catch the glimpse of the long tail macaque's (Macaca Fascicularis) feeding. Enter into Tellian River and "Lamin Dana" – Traditional Melanau Tall House. Presenting to you the Melanau culture, lifestyle, traditions and heritage from Lamin Dana. Have a village walk and further understanding about Melanau Jerunei / Kelidieng (burial post). Don't forget the local famous tidbits such as Tebaloi (Sago Cookies), Kuih Sepit or dry prawn crackers back for souvenir. Return back to Sibu. Overnight at hotel to choose.
Breakfast in the Hotel, proceed to Sibu Heritage Centre, a compilation of Sibu history, local ethnic and cultures, lifestyle and traditions. Continue to Sibu Central Market - the largest indoor market in Malaysia which house more than 1,200 hawker stalls where you can buy local products such as Kompia (Fuzhou Bagel), Long Live Noodle, Smoked Prawns, Local Chinese Snacks & Pastries. Visit Iban longhouse, experiencing Iban culture, lifestyle and their costume. Tasting Iban rice wine "Tuak" and sampling Iban Pastries such as "Chuan" and "Sarang Semut".
Return back to Sibu town and visit local Memorial Garden / Heritage Centre: A Joint co-operation between Local communities and government. Sibu comes out more than 15 Chinese Memorial Garden or Heritage Centre. World Fuzhou Gallery, build to commemorate the 100 years of the chinese migration from Fuzhou Province in mainland China. See the history and progress that the people make for the past century. Transfer to Sibu airport for flight departure.
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Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person
* All rates above valid till 31 December 2017 (tour commencement date).
- Rates Include:
- 3 breakfast
- Guide fee
- All transfers & tours as stated in the package
- Rates exclude:
- Airfare, Tipping, Travel insurance
- Requirement for the trip:
- Own drinking bottle and first aid kit.
Note: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.