The sago palms thrived in the peat soils of the Rajang Delta in the 19th century. Thus, local chieftains became wealthy from the labour of local farmers who extracted the … Read More
While in Mukah, Sarawak, we had the opportunity to stop by a small cottage bakery in Kg. Telian to see for ourselves how the traditional ‘kueh sepit’ is made.
The Melanau people (ethnic tribe) is closely associated with the sago palm. It was their staple food and the mainstay of their economy. Over time, it has developed into an … Read More
Had a sumptuous authentic Melanau (ethnic tribe) dinner at Nibong Seafood Restaurant, located along Jalan Orang Kaya Setia Raja, opposite the Civic Centre in town.
Lamin Dana is basically a cultural boutique lodge in the Melanau heartland of Mukah, Sarawak. The Melanau, who make up about 7% of the Sarawak population, is the oldest ethnic … Read More
Kingwood Resort is an unassuming ‘beach resort’ that looks more like a government block instead.
Pepper is a highly-traded commodity in Sarawak. The Malaysian Pepper Board in Sibu is the second largest in Sarawak, second after Kuching.
Earthenware pottery is very popular in Perak, therefore, a visit to a similar business in Sibu was not so interesting for me.
The strange thing about our meal at Islamic Nyonya Cafe during our trip to Sibu was that throughout lunch, a Bollywood movie was playing on TV. That was certainly neither … Read More
A local delicacy that one must try while in Sibu is “kompia”; a variant of it is also available in Sitiawan, Perak. However, the ones sold in Sitiawan are larger … Read More
Situated at 16th mile (or 26km) from Sibu town along the Sibu-Bintulu main road is this Chinese temple by the name of “Yu Long Shang Tian En Shi” (玉龙山天恩寺). It … Read More
Located along Jalan Sungai Merah in Sibu is the Wong Nai Siong Garden, built in early 2000s.