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This morning we were up and checked out of the hotel by 8:30am. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Centre, lunch, and then a short flight over to Sibu from where our river cruise will begin on Tuesday.
The Cultural Centre was an excellent way to see and understand the way of life of the Iban and other Sarawak …
... 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 ...
... who told him where Buloh Road (my former address) is. I have sketchy directions so will try to walk there in the relative coolness of the morning. I managed to get totally lost for awhile - a map with only a few major streets on it isn't too helpful with a hodge-podge of streets going every which way and almost no street signs. I found someone who pointed me to the river and made it back to the ...
... there are any fish left in the sea!
The population of Sibu is predominantly Foochow Chinese, originating from the Fuzhou region of southern China. There are, however, smaller populations of Malays, Melanaus, Ibans, and Orang Ulus - the river people. The town did very well in the 1950s with the advent of logging and the town became the main centre for the timber industry. Logging still appears to be important in the area although quotas have been ...
... opportunities for the locals, but there appears to be great concern in Borneo that there is far too much foreign investment and profits do not remain in the country. Not sure if that's correct or not, but it is certainly the view of many locals.
Sibu seems to be a fairly large town too, not that we intend to spend too much time here. We drove into the long-distance ...
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Spare but comfortable accommodations
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