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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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After breakfast packed up to head off upriver in the longboat. We were joined by boatmen William and juma, Lyn and Muntai. Our first stop in the boat was at Jambu longhouse, we were greeted by the women and children of the village who proceeded to serve us with coffee and fruits and then as time passed out came the tuac and the the whiskey. Then they bought out dried smoked fish, very fiddly to eat, chewy with very little flavour. Some of the men joined us and more and more ...
... in the cool pools after the hike up there. I love a waterfall, me, and shortly after I stripped down to my under-garments we had the place to ourselves. Bliss. The Kid found a stick that doubled as a spear and pranced around indulging in what he will recognise as a Lord of the Flies fantasy one day, when he gets around to reading it. Rana spotted our first Kubah frog, a little green chap hopping from one rock to another, and all was well with the ...
... Ritual performance by the shaman and elders of the village, instrumental gong ensemble performance to call upon the dead ancestors. Prayers to the ancestors by the elders.
Dance performances around the 'Ranyai Sebayan' tree installation to entertain the guests, accompanied by gong ensemble - "berayah ngelilingi pohon sabang" (dancing around the festival installation)
Distribution of ginormous amounts of beer, serving of 'Tuak' ...
... Of course, I am just on the riverfront and have not been into the main part of town, and won't be going there.
Using google maps on my iphone, I follow directions to the tourist information building. The man working there is very helpful and gives me some good information.
I had thought about contining my trip up the river to the next town of Kapit. Spending a night there and taking the boat to Belaga. My final destination is the city ...
... perhaps need a little more variety for accompaniments. It's also very very dirty in comparison to any other hawker centres I have been to, so we quickly ate and left, hoping that we wouldn't regret it later.
Thankfully, the night market is a complete contrast to the hawker centre, bustling with food vendors, mainly selling BBQ meats at one end and drinks and dumplings/bau at the other. There are also a few stalls with clothes and bags ...