Sibu Sararak Malaysia
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Sibu is located in Sarawak East Malaysia (Borneo). Sibu town grew dramatically in the 1970s due to the timber trade.
The Rejang River which is 350 miles long, travels though the centre of Sibu.
You will find night markets at the Lembangan Markets located between Mission Road and Channel Road next to the Lembangan River. There are over 700 stalls selling a variety of goods including clothes, fabrics as well as food and sweets.
The Seven Story Pagoda, one of the largest pagodas in South East Asia, is located next door to Tua Pek Kong Temple. It is located on top of a hill overlooking Sibu town..
Bukit Aup Jubilee Park is located 12km outside of Sibu. The park was opened in 1993 for leisure activities. There are public barbeques available.
Getting to Sibu Sarawak Malaysia
The following airlines have flight to and from Sibu's airport. The airport is located 20kms from the centre of Sibu. There are buses and taxis available.
Air Asia have direct flights from Sibu airport to Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Kuching. www.airasia.com
MASwing's is a small regional airline that operates flights from Sibu to Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Miri. www.maswings.com.my
Malaysian Airlines have flights into Sibu with connecting flights all over Malaysia and the rest of the world. www.malaysiaairlines.com
Sibu's Express Boat Terminal have boats traveling between Sibu and Kuching as well as up the Rejang River to Song, Kapit and Kanowit and also as far as Belaga during the rainy season when there is another water in the river to pass that far.. Ferries to Kuching take around 4.5 hours.
Sibu's main bus terminal is located on Penrissen Road. Buses to Kuching take around 8 hours. Buses to Miri take around 7.5 hours. Buses to Bintulu take around 3.5 hours. Buses to Mukah take 3.5 hours. Buses to Sarikei take around 1.5 hours. Buses to Kanowit take around 1 hour.
Last updated 14th August 2009
Hotels in Sibu Sarawak Malaysia
Following is a list of hotels in Sibu Sarawak including current 2009 prices and contact details:
Li Hui Hotel is overlooking the Rejang River in the heart of Sibu. The hotel has free WiFi wireless internet access. Room rates start from RM65 (US$19) www.lihuahotelbtu.com
Garden Hotel is located in the centre of Sibu close to business, restaurants and transport. Room prices start from RM75+ taxes (US$21) www.gardenhotelsibu.com.my
Paramount Hotel is a business style hotel located on Jln Kampung Dato in Sibu close to businesses, restaurants and entertainment. Room rates start from RM155+ taxes including a buffet breakfast (US$44) www.paramountsibu.com
Premier Hotel is a 3 star hotel, this is a modern high rise hotel in the heart of Sibu. Room prices start from RM180+ taxes including breakfast (US$51) www.premierh.com.my
Tanahmas Sibu Hotel is a high rise hotel in the heart of Sibu with a swimming pool, halal Chinese restaurant, karaoke bar and conference facilities. Room rates start from RM190+ taxes including breakfast (US$54) www.tanahmas.com.my
Kingwood Hotel is a 168 room hotel which has panaromic views over the Rejang River in Sibu. www.mybizz.com.my/kingwoodhotel
RH Hotel is a 226 room modern hotel with outdoor swimming pool. Room prices start from RM260+ taxes including breakfast (US$74) www.rhhotels.com.my
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