Kapit (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 154
Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
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Kapit is a small logging town on the banks of the river, there are no roads in or out of the town, but there are roads around town and quite a few cars about. I unbelievably have a WIFI connection in my hotel room, pretty quick too. Can't get away from the internet these days.
I'm like a celebrity here, only white-man in town I reckon.
Visited the only real tourist attraction in town, Fort Sylvia. I talked to the curator for a while and he said it's rare that tourists come here, looks like he has pretty boring days. The fort was build by the British in the 19th century to try and stop the warring tribes from killing each other. Borneo was controlled by the British in colonial times and the British didn't want these massacres happening in the Empire. The British managed to bring the different tribes together and form an agreement to stop the fighting. Over 4500 tribesmen met in Kapit to formalise a declaration to stop the killings. Some photos of this historic meeting are displayed in the fort. Interesting little museum.