Places to Visit in Sibu
the local Malay Kampongs are accessible via a short river cruise along the igan river between rajang port authority and sungai antu industrial estate, they consist of several hundred traditional malay wooden houses built on stilts. The river bank is always a hive of activities, with children bathing and men fishing and boat building. At nearby kampong datu there is a stately mosque.
Pepper Marketing Board Malaysia
The state of Sarawak produces 95% of Malaysian pepper hence the trade name, Sarawak Pepper. Over 90% of the 25,000 tonnes produced annually is exported to some 40 countries around the world. Traditionally, 80% of the crop is processed into black pepper with the remainder being turned into white pepper. At the moment Malaysia ranks 4th as a pepper producing nation. Today, pepper production has taken a different approach with the introudction of Specialty Pepper (creamy pepper, naturally clean black pepper and extra bold black pepper), Sarawak Green Pepper products (pepper sauce and pickle) and processed pepper products (sweets and perfume). The Rajang riverine towns of Sarikei and Bintangor accounts for 40% of the State's total production. The Pepper Marketing Board - Sibu Branch located at Jalan Then Kung Suk at Upper Lanang Light Industrial Estate welcomes visitors and is open during office hours. At a pre-arranged time, visitors will be taken on a guided tour of how Sarawak pepper is processed and packed for export. There are processed pepper products available for sale.
An ideal place to relax or take an evening stroll, the Esplanade was completed in 1987, using reclaimed land along the river front. It is frequently used for cultural performances and public events.
the Seven-Storey Pagoda is said to be More beautiful than its counterparts in south-east asia, and even taiwan. The pagoda offers panoramic views of Sibu town. It is situated next to the centurey-old Tua Pek Kong Temple.
Sibu Civic Centre
The Civic Centre is situated 2.5 km from the town centre on Tun Abang Haji Openg Road. It houses a mini-museum devoted to the town's history which contains many intresting photographs and cultural artefacts from the various races. It is also a popular venue for conferences, exhibitions, concerts and community events, and is open from 10.30 am - 5.30 pm Tuesday to Sunday.