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Sarawak Malaysia


Sarawak
Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. It is the largest state in Malaysia with a population of only 2.5 million people and the size that of England. The administrative capital is Kuching, which has a population of 579,900 and Sibu (pop. 254,000)where my wife was born.

Rajang River
The Rajang River, main source of natural produce that feed much of the state's population is located in northwest of Borneo and it originates in the Iran Mountains. The river flows approximately 563 km to the South China Sea, making it the longest river in Malaysia.

Sibu
Sibu is an inland town, and the capital of Sibu District (229.8 square kilometres) in Sibu Division, Sarawak, east Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Rajang and Igan Rivers, some 60 kilometres from the ocean and approximately 183.3 kilometres (114 mi) east-north-east of the state capital Kuching.[2] The population is dominated by Chinese especially the Fuzhou as well as indigenous Melanau, Malay, and Iban. The town population (year 2010) is 257,800.

Bintangor
Bintangor is the capital of the Meradong District in Sarikei Division, of Sarawak, East Malaysia situated along the Rejang River. There were express boat services connecting between Bintangor, Sarikei and Sibu town in the 70s and 80s. Now road connections between these towns has become a faster mode of transport. The town is known for its gastronomy, including the "Limau Bintangor" or Bintangor orange and "Bintangor Ganagpua". The old name of Bintangor is Binatang. About 45 minutes from Sibu and its easier now they have a bridge near Sibu.



Air Asia
Air Asia
Wong Nai Siong Memorial, Sibu
Wong Nai Siong Memorial, Sibu
Lau King Howe Hospital Museum, Sibu
Lau King Howe Hospital Museum, Sibu
Methodist Church, Sibu
Methodist Church, Sibu
Sibu Street at night
Sibu Street at night
Where Wong Nai Siong landed at Sibu from Fuzhou
Where Wong Nai Siong landed at Sibu from Fuzhou
idle boats
idle boats
Sibu Wharf
Sibu Wharf
One of many Methodist Churches in Sibu
One of many Methodist Churches in Sibu
Another day in the docks
Another day in the docks
colourful boats along Rajang River
colourful boats along Rajang River
Streets of Sibu
Streets of Sibu
Rajang River@Bintangor
Rajang River@Bintangor
Rajang River@Bintangor
Rajang River@Bintangor
men in boat
men in boat
Boat on Rajang River
Boat on Rajang River
Sibu Harbour
Sibu Harbour
Chinese New Year Dinner 2012
Chinese New Year Dinner 2012
Sibu Harbour
Sibu Harbour
Plane to Sibu
Plane to Sibu
boats te the dock
boats te the dock
Sibu Wharf
Sibu Wharf
Sibu
Sibu
get your bowl of dry noodle here
get your bowl of dry noodle here
tranquil river at dusk
tranquil river at dusk
boat on Rajang River
boat on Rajang River
loading
loading
Sibu to Kuching
Sibu to Kuching
Iban family
Iban family
stall girl at public market
stall girl at public market
Bintangor
Bintangor
sisters
sisters
little wood house
little wood house
little wood house on stilts
little wood house on stilts
swallow house
swallow house
girl
girl
Sibu public market
Sibu public market
chickens for sale
chickens for sale
local bananas
local bananas
stacks of eggs
stacks of eggs