Travel Blogs from Sibu
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 …
... Instead of showers, we had a dip in the creek that runs behind the longhouse.
The whole longhouse community joined us for a big feast which all came from the surrounding rain forest. Then in the large undercover communal section of the Longhouse they prepared an evening of entertainment. We were shown traditional dances, music, history of the long house and we got to ...
... the Sibu community, especially the natives, feel that such a choice is too artificial and does not invoke any special or deep feeling toward the so-called "Symbol of Sibu"."
As the main gateway into the Batang Rajang area, upriver, I had hoped for a little more in terms of sights.
Disappointingly, the tourist information office was closed, due to being on 'official business', or so the sign said. Without a decent map ...
... had been. Actually it really wasn't totally empty as I could see one section of the floor high above the ground mostly covered with vines. So it couldn't have been torn down too many years ago. Susan's house across the street was still there but looked deserted. There were still several of the old Government houses closer to the main street but they were showing their age. Sorry, Don, but the ...
... suggests that erosion from extensive logging further up the river has made the problem worse.
I recognize very little in Sibu. The express boat docked at a large terminal building and there are other wharfs for smaller boats down river. Buses still line up outside the terminal. The market and food stands are gone from the area and have been replaced with a promenade or walkway several ...
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Spare but comfortable accommodations
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