|| Kapit, Sarawak, Malaysia
Kapit Town is the capital of the district of Kapit that is located in Sarawak, in East Malaysia.
It is located near to the south side of the Rajang River bank.
Although Kapit is not a big town, it has a lot to offer. One of the places of attractions in
Kapit town is Fort Sylvia. It is one historical monument that is named after the wife of the
legend Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, the second White Raja of Sarawak. The fort was built in
the year of 1880 and housed the District Office and District Court House in 1960's but now,
it acts as a museum under the operation of Tun Jugah Foundation. There are quite a number of
exhibits displayed in the museum including cannons, documents and artifacts that are related
to the past era. The next attraction in Kapit is its very own museum.
The museum is located in the Civic Centre building in Kapit town. There are multiple exhibits
and artifacts displayed that relate to the history of different ethnic and cultures of the people
in Kapit throughout the years. A short history in early years is shown too with the briefing in
jobs and activities immigrants were involved years ago. To understand more about the Chinese
beliefs and cultures, you can visit the famous Hock Leong Tieng Temple. It is popular as it
is the one and only Chinese temple standing in the town. It is known as the Tua Pek Kong Temple
by the locals and was built back in the year of 1898 by the early Chinese settlers. The main
purpose of the construction of the temple is to act as the people's guardian and as a place
where they can worship and make offerings.
The best shopping experience can be obtained by visitors is in a place named Pasar Teresang
or Teresang Market. It is opened since dawn and is located in walking distance from the passenger
express terminal. It is also known as wet market by the locals. There are lots of fruits, vegetables
and other food selling in the market. There are fresh jungle produce too. These jungle produce are
hard to find in West Malaysia. Local ingredients that are used by them in the everyday life can be
found there too, they are 'tubu', 'riang' and 'rompo'. All these fantastic ingredients are used to
enhance the flavor of local dishes. Besides raw and fresh food, there are handicraft and art craft
selling around in the market with affordable and reasonable prices. Due to the fact that Kapit is
considered a rural and relaxing town, the accommodations offered are not as luxurious as those in
the cities and the options are not much. However, according to the locals, Meligai Hotel is the
best hotel in Kapit. There are other decent inns nearby such as New Rajang Inn that can be considered
as your accommodation.
To reach Kapit, take the express boat from Sibu. The boat ride takes up to an estimated duration
of 2 hours. Express boats leave Sibu every half hourly. There are economy classes tickets and
first class tickets with different prices and rates.