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Sibu is located in Sarawak, in East Malaysia. Sibu is an inland town that is located at the convergence of
two rivers namely the Rajang River and the Igan River. Sibu is situated an estimated distance of 183km from
the state capital of Sarawak, Kuching.
Sibu is a small friendly town that is famous for the longhouses of Iban and Ulu locals. There
are a few major attractions that attract tourists from every corner of the world. One of the many
major attractions is the Iban Longhouse. It is a must to visit the Iban Longhouse when you first step
foot in Sibu. There, you can have a unique experience in understanding more about their customs,
lifestyles and cultures. Besides, you can take a look at their special and traditional outfit, not to
mention their own cultural dance and traditional music. There, you can have a tate of the traditional
rice wine named 'tuak' and enjoy Iban's local delicacies.
Want to have more experience? Then the next must - go place is none other than the floating supermarket.
The main purpose of the floating supermarket is to provide services and selling goods to the locals that
live in the longhouses along Rejang. To experience more of the multiple cultures of Malaysia, you can pay
a visit to the popular temples - Tua Pek Kong Temple and Goddess of Mercy Pagoda. The temple is the oldest
and well preserved in the whole if Sibu. You can make offerings in the temple and climb the pagoda to have
a whole new different view of Sibu.
Accommodation in Sibu is almost the same as everywhere else, with a wide range of options. They offer
hotels that are from one star to as much as five stars hotels. Kingwood hotel is one five stars hotel that
will let you experience nothing but a luxurious lifestyle. There are quite a number of three stars hotels
which have affordable packages including the Kawan Hotel, Premier Hotel and Tanahmas Hotel, just to name
a few. Shopping experience in Sibu is a must as the Sibu Central market is the biggest indoor market standing
in the whole of Malaysia. Fresh vegetables, fruits and also live poultry can be seen around in the market.
Another famous shopping place is the Sibu Night Market which located in the town centre. There are uncountable
local delicacies waiting for you to have a taste. Besides, souvenirs and fashion items can be found in the
night market too.
The best way to get to Sibu is definitely by flight. If you are from Kuching, you can take the express
boat to get to Sibu but it will take as long as 4 and the half hours. In Sibu itself, you can get around
by the public buses or by hailing a taxi and rent a car.