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We have spent a pleasant week milling around Kuching, all colonial walkways and inviting side streets. Has a very informal and relaxed atmosphere, maybe because the booze is way cheaper here than in Sabah. Well officially, the sauce is the same price e.g. 330ml can Heineken almost 2 quid in the supermarket (yeek!), but the black market is well in evidence here, and contraband lagers from Vietnam and South Korea are freely available in cafes for a fraction ...
Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival in the village
Ulu Durin Kiba, Durin,
... is situated on the waterfront paralleling the Rejang River. The wharf, where we docked, has many passenger boats like I came in on. They are lined up waiting to be filled. Travel by boat here is very common.
Sibu doesn't have quiet the draw and charm I felt in Kuching. It seems a little more ramshackle and subdued. There are over 285,000 people here in the city, the majority of which are Chinese. But it seems like a small wide spot on ...
... for the day by Christina and Yek and their three children. We attended the service @ Wesley Methodist Church -- at least half of the service was singing hymns. After the service we met many people including Sister Grace who is now working with schools in Sibu to implement a brand-new syllabus (state-mandated curriculum). Same job as I had, updated syllabus.
Christina, Yek, and ...
... this week) arrived in Sibu about 1:00 so we walked around town, then visited the Sibu Heritage Center where one of the museum guys showed me on a 1960 aerial photo where the Education Office I worked in had been located. We also visited the Latt King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum which had displays telling about medical procedures and the hospital from 1931 to just a few years ago. The temple ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPremier Hotel Sibu
The large hotel is clean and well-maintained. Location is good, there is a small shopping center right beside. Shops close around 8:30pm, so make sure you get any drinks or snacks that you may need in the room. The complementary buffet breakfast has a fair range of dishes and the restaurant staff were at beck and call to provide fast service.
Dinner at the restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. I waited for 15 minutes without being attended to and left for my meal elsewhere.
The hotel's internet booking doesn't allow more than 3 nights. The 4th night could not be reserved via a 2nd log-in because the system recognized the details and disallowed it. The 4th night had to be booked at the counter at a higher room rate. They suggested using their free wifi to book it but the wifi signal was too weak for any use. This resulted in having to move to another hotel for the 4th night.
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