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Sarawak+Brunei Road Trip (18-25/11/2013) – Part 2

December 5th, 2013 · 2 Surrendered

After Sri Aman, we drove to Sibu, about 3 hours drive.

Hehehe… We were greeted with toll! We were shocked hahaha… Didn’t know there’s actually toll being charged in Sarawak. That proves that we’re all too narrow sighted ;p Something new for all of us! Well, well, well… I was in Sibu more than 20 years ago and the others just flew to Sibu instead of driving so no one knows about the toll implementation. My friend told me it’s implemented for a long time already more or less 10 years yet we knew nothing about it ;p If not for this trip, I still don’t know about this fact.

Once we got into Sibu, we went to check-in at Kingwood Sibu.

Very spacious room. After staying at numerous hotels during this trip, my roommate and I felt that this is the most comfortable hotel stay we had. Maybe we were still quite active and healthy that time as towards the end we were just too sick to enjoy the stay hahaha…

Dinner at Taman Selera Harmoni. Great array of choice of Muslim food.

Left: Sup tulang (literally translate it as bone soup ;p)
Right: Kampua (beef version)

Left: Ayam penyet.
Right: Nasi Lemak, my nasi lemak took so long to come out -.-” Everyone almost finished their food, then I got mine. It’s not delicious at all. Chicken was so dry while the sambal was quite diluted. No kick.

I can’t comment on other food as they’re not mine. After the dinner, we called it a night.

The view from our room. Sibu changes so much! Surprisingly it’s not a dead town during the day and even at night. Very lively, people everywhere and yes… You can find traffic jam there too. It’s definitely not quiet at all.

Left: The swan near our hotel. Sibu, nicknamed the Swan City. Our hotel is just next to the Rajang River.

Sibu is an inland town. It is located at the confluence of the Rajang and Igan Rivers, some 60 kilometres from the ocean and approximately 183.3 kilometres east-north-east of Kuching.

Source: Wikipedia

Right: A structure found at the esplanade. It stated “Xu Clan World Convention Garden”. I have no idea what it’s all about, what’s the significant? Share with me if you know.

Breakfast was at Siong Nguong Cafe. How we ended up here? Seriously no idea. We got no idea where to eat, just loitered around the hotel area and ended up here.

Left: I’m not sure what this is called but if in Kuching, I’ll call it meat dumpling ;p it’s meat dumpling anyway. Won’t say it’s the best but still can eat. Don’t remember the price but quite cheap.

Right: Nasi goreng with curry chicken, looked not bad. At first I thought it’s nasi lemak hahahah…

A hut found at the esplanade. It resembles the house of one of the natives in Sarawak. Looks like Rumah Baruk but not sure.

Taking a stroll at the esplanade.

The express boat terminal is not far too. Walking distant. A very busy place with lots of human activities. If you have a chance, try to sit there for an hour or so, just observe the surrounding, you’ll be surprised with various activities and people in this place which I am very sure most of us won’t see it everyday. It makes you appreciate the river even more and you’ll have a lot to ponder upon and be thankful with what you have. I missed the chance to go into the boat for a quick look around.

This is my first time coming so close to so many express boats. If you want to go to Kapit and some smaller towns inaccessible by road, you will have to go from here.

Left: Part of the skyline of Sibu from the esplanade.

Right: An express boat making its way to its destination.

More to come…

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Land of the Hornbills - Sarawak · Sibu

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  • 1 Lee // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Hi Irene, wow! You in Sarawak travelling?
    Last time I was there was in the ’80s, Sibu, Bintulu, Kuching…love the foods there.
    You have fun, keep well.

  • 2 sweet surrender // Dec 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Uncle Lee, yes, was on the road for 8 days. Enjoy the new month 😉

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