Attraction in Sibu

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Address: Pulau Babi Wharf, Jalan Khoo Peng Loong, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: 5:30 pm (Only on weekends, based on first come first serve or reservation)

The Rajang River, where the river cruise takes place, has been a lifeline for Sibu since its early days. The river facilitated trade and transportation, allowing Sibu to thrive as a trading post. The river cruise provides a glimpse into the historical importance of waterways in shaping the town’s identity and fostering economic activities

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Address: Jalan Temple, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Tua Pek Kong Temple, established in 1870, is one of the oldest temples in Sibu. Dedicated to the deity Tua Pek Kong, it has been a spiritual center for the Chinese community. The temple’s architecture and artifacts reflect the cultural and religious practices of the early Chinese immigrants who contributed to the town’s development.

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Address: Jalan Channel, Pekan Sibu, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm (Daily)

The Sibu Central Market is a historical landmark that dates back to the early 20th century. Established in the 1920s, it has played a pivotal role in Sibu’s economic development. Originally a simple wooden structure, the market has evolved over the years to become one of Malaysia’s largest indoor markets. It reflects the town’s growth as a bustling trading center, connecting the rural hinterland with urban markets

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Address: 30, Jalan Bukit Lima, Pekan Sibu, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Kutien Memorial Park is dedicated to the Kutien community, specifically the Hakka Chinese, who played a significant role in Sibu’s growth. The park commemorates the contributions of the Kutien people and serves as a cultural heritage site. It features memorials and exhibits that depict the history and cultural traditions of this important community

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Address: Jalan Market, Pekan Sibu, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

While the specific history of the Sibu Night Market may not be well-documented, night markets are a cultural phenomenon in Malaysia, showcasing the diversity of local cuisines and crafts. The Sibu Night Market represents the modern vibrancy of the town, reflecting its dynamic evolution from a trading post to a bustling center of commerce and culture

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Address: 18 2, Jalan Central, Pekan Sibu, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (closed on Friday & Monday)

The Sibu Heritage Centre is a repository of Sibu’s rich history. The town originated as a trading post in the early 20th century, attracting immigrants from various cultures, including Chinese, Malays, and indigenous groups. The center showcases the diverse cultural influences that have shaped Sibu, from its humble beginnings to its current status as a vibrant town

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Address: Lor Sentosa 5, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: Open 8 am–5 pm

Bukit Lima Nature Reserve is a green oasis that holds historical significance for the local community. The area was once a Chinese cemetery but has been transformed into a nature reserve to preserve the natural environment. The conversion signifies the town’s commitment to balancing urban development with the conservation of its natural heritage

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Address: Jalan Lau King Howe, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

Opening hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed on Monday)

The Lau King Howe Hospital Museum is located in the historic Lau King Howe Hospital building, which was established in 1923. The museum preserves the history of healthcare in Sibu, highlighting the challenges and advancements in medical practices during the early years of the town’s development. It pays tribute to the pioneers who contributed to the healthcare sector in Sarawak

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