Travel Blogs from Sibu
Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival in the village
Ulu Durin Kiba, Durin,
Travel around the island of Borneo has to be done using several forms of transportation. Bus, boat, auto or airplane. Today I leave Kuching, one of those never-to-forget towns, and catch the boat up river. I look forward on the 5 hour trip to sitting on the top deck watching the scenery slip past. But, alas, I could not sit on the deck or watch the scenery either!
I won't forget Kuching, capital of Sarawak, Borneo. Here I saw my first Rugby game, ...
Staying with the Iban in their Longhouse
Staying in an active Iban Longhouse is such a unique experience. Of the 300+ Iban people living in the long house many are away with with work. We were bilotted out to stay with various families in the long house, then given a tour of in and around the long house.
This long house was built by our hosts grand parents in the 1950s ...
... of the city - big wide streets, taller buildings, even a huge car park. As I got into the old part of the city I again missed a turn and walked blocks through the most used car shops I've ever seen in one place. After turning and walking through a Chinese neighborhood, I finally found a cafe for laksa and Coke and directions to my hotel.
Brenda (went to the Sarawak Cultural Museum with ...
... ordinary indeed, very bumpy. I can understand why the locals are so unimpressed with the government in mainland Malaysia, as the roads over there are very good. Poor old Sarawak and Sabah have only a single lane main highway for most of the distance around the entire coast. Given this is the main mode of transport for goods (except where they use boat), the highway gets a fair ...
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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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