Sibu Walkabout 2007

Posted: 31st May 2009 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me

Aside from being a wedding photographer in Sibu, we also went on a sight-seeing tour around town. At that time Kit Yan did not follow us, and my wife was 7 month into her pregnancy with Hui Yan.

7th December 2007

David and his parents came to the airport to pick us up. We stayed in Hotel Tanahmas, centrally located in Sibu town. Being so centre, we had no problem locating the important landmarks in Sibu, such as the Pintu Gerbang Sibu and the famous Tua Pek Kong temple.

View of Sibu from our hotel

View of Sibu from our hotel

Having touched down and nothing much to do, we took the chance to tour around town by foot. Lucky us, the biggest wet market in Sibu is just next to our hotel.

The main pasar in Sibu

The main pasar in Sibu

There were a lot of quant plants sold in that market that we have never seen before.

Dunno what these are

Dunno what these are

Indigenous People

Indigenous People

Some kinda wild corns?

Some kinda wild corns?

Now this is what I call the original 纸包鸡 paper wrap chicken!

Now this is what I call the original 纸包鸡 "paper wrap chicken"!

That night we joined David’s family for a dinner get-together. After that we went for a walk around the night town of Sibu. Something we couldn’t help noticing was that Sibu already has the road signs written in Malay and Chinese!

Chinese street names

Chinese street names

So why all the fuss in Penang over this matter? Sibu is far ahead of Penang in this aspect.

After dinner we went over to the Tua Pek Kong temple. It’s a beautiful temple even at night, as it is brightly lit

Tua Pek Kong temple at night

Tua Pek Kong temple at night

8 December 2007

The next day we woke up early to go on a road trip in and outside of Sibu. But not before we had this yummy breakfast along the way.

Yummy breakfast!

Yummy breakfast!

We stopped by a bridge crossing Sungai Rajang, the longest river in Sarawak and in Malaysia. Its sheer size humbled me, no river in West Malaysia is compareable to this giant.

Sungai Rajang is huge!

Sungai Rajang is huge!

The entire group that went to Sibu, including myself of course

The entire group that went to Sibu, including myself of course

Finally reached the small town of Kanowit, located about 60 km away from Sibu.

Kanowit

Kanowit

The temple beside the river

The temple beside the river

Fort Emma, Kanowit

Fort Emma, Kanowit. It was closed to the public

As we head back towards Sibu, we stopped by the Fuchow Society, where we learnt all about the early history of Chinese settlement, specifically in Sarawak and in Sibu.

Wang Nai Siang statue in the Fuchow Society

Wang Nai Siang statue in the Fuchow Society

This kind lady showed us around the museum, even though it was closed!

This kind lady showed us around the museum, even though it was closed!

9 December 2007

The wedding and the luncheon in Sibu was done in the early part of the day.

The wedding preparation early in the morning

The wedding preparation early in the morning

David and Cai Mae in the grooms house

David and Cai Mae in the groom's house

After the luncheon, we headed to the town for more pictures.

Taken in Pintu Gerbang Sibu

Taken in Pintu Gerbang Sibu

We joined in the fun as well!

We joined in the fun as well!

Later that night we went shopping in the biggest mall in Sibu, in Wisma Sanyan.

Wisma Sanyan which houses Parkson

Wisma Sanyan which houses Parkson

10 December 2007

Our last day in Sibu. We went to another place for breakfast located in the city centre. This is another yummy treat. It’s actually pan mee, but only much softer.

Very soft pan mee

Very soft pan mee

Check out the authentic grinder to make the noodle!

Check this out! This is so old-school!

Check this out! This is so old-school!

We had another one last round of walkabout in Sibu before we took the noon flight back to KL.

Sarawak 4D

Sarawak 4D

The retiree club

The retiree club

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