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Sibu is the biggest town on the Rejang River in Sarawak. The town is located at the confluence of the Rejang and the Igan Rivers, some 60 km from the South China Sea. It has a population of about 285,000. The Pan Borneo Highway links Sibu with the rest of Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah. It is a predominantly Chinese town, with Fuzhou being the majority dialect group. It also has a significant number of Melanau, Malay and Iban.

Sibu was established by Fuzhou immigrants from Fujian Province in SE China. Originally it was known as New Fuzhou. Rajah Brooke built a fort here in 1862, but the fort has since been demolished. There's very little to see in the town itself and I only came here as an overnight stop on my way from Kuching up the Rejang River to Kapit and Belaga.

  • Last visit to Sibu: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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