In East Malaysia, Sibu is a bustling inland town in Sarawak where the local majority involved in timber, palm oil and ship building industries. Sibu is a town built on the banks of the mighty Rajang River. The population of this small and friendly town are mainly dominated by Chinese who speaks the Fuzhou dialect, Malay, as well as the ethnic locals, Iban and Ulu.

Many traditional long houses of the Iban can still be seen at the small riverine towns along the Upper Rajang River. The Ibans in Sibu are now the modern people in town but they still do practice many traditional customs to retain their cultures. Visitors will find the Ibans are warm and hospitable people and surely delight in discovering their colourful customs, lifestyles and traditions.

Attractions in Sibu:
1. Seven Storey Pagoda
2. Forestry Recreation Park
3. Sibu civic centre Museum
Seven-Storey Pagoda Forestry Recreation Park Sibu civic centre Museum
4. Bukit Aup Jubilee Park
Bukit Aup Jubilee Park
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1. The Orchid Hotel
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3. Premier Hotel Sibu
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4. RH Hotel Sibu
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How to get there:

There are a few ways for getting to Sibu, either by air, bus and sea/river.

By Air

For visitors from other countries, the only way of getting here would be by airplane. If you are coming from West Malaysia, there are frequent flights from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. For East Malaysia travelers, you may board daily flights from Kuching or Kota Kinabalu as well. From airport, you may use the taxi service available to take you to Sibu town center.

By Bus

On the other hand, if you are coming from other neighborhood cities in Sarawak, you may take buses such as Biaramas, Suria Bus Express and Borneo Highway Express. Most buses will stop at the long distance bus terminal at Jalan Pahlawan. Then visitors may proceed to town center by taxi.

By Boat

Another special option is by sea/river for visitors from Kuching and Kapit. There are daily express boats available that brings you to Sibu town.