|PLACES OF INTEREST
Nature and Adventure
Batang Ai Hydro Dam And Longhouse
The Batang Ai Hydro - Electric Project is located in the Sri Aman
Division, approximately 3.5 hours by road from Sibu. The RM600
million dam project has created an 80 sq km lake which is becoming
increasingly popular with locals and tourists. The Hilton Batang Ai
Longhouse Resort, which opened in March 1995 is offering deluxe
Accommodation along the shores of the lake. The RM20 million
resort, the first of its kind in Sarawak, incorporates local
traditions of architecture and design. Other nearby attractions
include the Iban longhouse of Skrang, Lemanak and Ulu Ai, the
Batang Ai National Park and the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife
| Bukit Aup Jubilee
The park was opened in march 1993. Bukit Aup Jubilee Park is
located less than 12 km from Sibu town. The road to Bukit Aup
Jubilee Park is tar sealed. The total undulating land for
development is More than 200 acres. Currently 2 phases have been
completed comprising an observation tower, suspension bridge, sky
steps, a pavillion, an amphitheatre, a children's playground, a
lagoon, a canteen and other buildings. Accommodation will be
available in the 3rd phase. This is a special place for Sibu people
to relax and keep away from the hectic town life. From the photo
you'll notice the beautiful scenery and unique building structures.
Sibu people used to come here for picnics and family outing.
Barbeque stands are available for visitors to cook their delicious
meal. It is a clean place. Visitors are advised to up keep the
cleanliness of the park.
| Forestry Recreation
the Forestry Recreation Park covers 200 hectares of land at 18.5 km
ulu oya road. Managed by the forestry department, the park serves
as the centre for carrying out research into soil and plants,
particularly the mixed dipterocarp species such as belian,
engkabang, alan and bintangor. A section of the park is open to the
public. The park's facilities includie a camping site, a 30-metre
watch tower, a cattle and deer farm, and a huge fish pond. A major
attraction to be included soon is a butterfly farm.
the Golden Triangle is Sibu's central business and entertainemnt
district. It is filled with hundreds of shops, many restaurants,
several hotels and the multi-storey Sarawak house Shopping complex.
It is a heaven for shoppers, especially during public holidays and
| Iban Longhouse
a trip to the Sibu area is incomplete without taking the
opportunity to visit an Iban Longhouse. Although the ibans in the
Sibu area are modern people who have fully embraced the 20th
century, they still practise many traditional customs and retain
their 'adat' or traditional law. The ibans are a warm and
hospitable people, and this hospitality, coupled with their rich
and colourful customs and traditions, can be a memorable
| KTM Edible Mushroom (S) Culture
The first large scale mushroom farm in Sarawak has generated much
Interest among locals and foreign visitors alike. Set up with the
expertise of a grower from China, the farm produces some 8 to 9
varieties of edible mushroom for local consumption and propagation.
The main varieties produced here are the Lingzi (chinese medicinal
applications), Oyster and Abalone mushrooms (culinary usage).
Seedlings are available for sale to add to your private vegetable
garden. An Interesting specie found here is the Bamboo mushroom.
Although it requires 60 days of germination, it only takes half an
hour to bloom before it is ready for harvesting, failing which rot
will set in. Large size abalone mushrooms make delicious "steak" a
la black pepper.Come 1996, the farm will be re-located to a bigger
premise at Km 18, jalan Ulu Oya. In the meantime the farm welcomes
visitors at its Jalan Umpi Rantai location, Off Upper Lanang Road.
However, one is advised to pre-arange for a view of one man's
fascination affair with fungus.