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Sibu Town Square, at 32 acres, is the largest urban to enjoy spectacular views of the Rejang and the Sibu
square in Malaysia. Atracively landscaped, it is Waterfront, especially at sunset.
regularly used for concerts and cultural aciviies, , and
is also the venue for the annual Borneo Cultural Fesival The loaing supermarkets that service the village
(see Events, page 98). and longhouse communiies along the Rejang and its
tributaries berth opposite the Tua Pek Kong Temple on
Sill the tallest building in Sarawak (for the ime being), Jln Temple. Their colourful paintwork, with adverising
the 28-storey Wisma Sanyan is located next to the sponsors’ logos, provides an atracive and unusual
square. It dominates the Sibu skyline and houses the photo opportunity.
town’s largest retail shopping mall.
Tradiional Malay Kampungs (villages) can be found
Sibu Gateway is located on Jln Kampung Nyabor and within easy walking distance at Jln Kampung Datu.
includes illuminated fountains, an open air stage, and They combine an interesing mix of architectural styles,
Lin’s Garden, which features the second of Sibu’s two from modern brick and concrete to tradiional wood
swan statues, guarded by the 12 signs of the Chinese and atap, and the villagers are very welcoming, oten
Zodiac. inviing visitors into their homes. The kampungs also
ofer atracive photo opportuniies, as many of the
The 100-year old Tua Pek Kong Temple (Jln Temple) is waterside houses are built on silts above the river.
the oldest and best preserved Chinese temple in Sibu.
The adjacent 7-storey Sibu Heritage Centre on Jln Central houses a ine collecion
of aniques, artefacts and photos, cultural exhibits on
Goddess of Mercy
the various ethnic groups of the Rejang, and displays
Pagoda was added in
1987, and is said to be tracing the history of Chinese migraion to the Rejang
one of the most perfectly Basin. Open Tue - Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Admission free.
proporioned pagodas
outside Mainland China. The Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum in Jln
Pulau was the principal hospital for the enire Rejang
Visitors are welcome
Basin unil the opening of Sibu General Hospital in 1994.
to climb its many steps Named for its main benefactor, a local philanthropist, it
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