Welcome to my world…

Cleffairy called me Sibu’s tourism ambassador and used all kinds of words to express how I tried to attract/lure/trap people to come to Sibu. Unfortunately, I have not been successful and not a single person has bothered to come and visit this nice little town. Annie does not count as she is originally from Sibu and came back here to visit her mum and to celebrate her grandpa’s birthday.

Well, it seems that some people here have come up with a website: www.come2sibu.com

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…but it is all in Mandarin, so do not ask me what it is all about. If you can read the language, maybe you can click the link and browse around.

I really wonder who their target audience is. Maybe they want to attract the tourists from China? Otherwise, I would think that they should use a more universal language like English…or use both.

A good time to come to Sibu would be during the Borneo Cultural Festival…and if I’m not mistaken, this year, it will from from the 16th to the 25th of July. Other than that, there are a number of places of interest around including some pleasantly nice parks…and there’s the seven-storey pagoda, as well as the new Jade Dragon Temple which is supposed to be the biggest in South East Asia and may be listed in the Malaysia Book of Records, combining three religious denominations – Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and also the very popular night market and the Sibu Central Market – the biggest in Sarawak and perhaps, the whole of Malaysia.

Of course, the main attraction would be the unique identity of the town which, I would think, is very different from the other towns, particularly those in the peninsula and will provide an eye-opening experience…and definitely, without any doubt, the food…

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Look! Even this father and son love our Sibu kampua noodles…

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…but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Other than just this…

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…you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to mouth-watering delicacies that are not only delicious but unbelievably cheap as well.

Unfortunately, when it comes to planning a holiday, most would be thinking of countries abroad – China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan or Hong Kong…or even Thailand or Indonesia or anywhere else for that matter and nobody would ever think of coming to Sibu. I am quite certain that if the aforementioned father and son did not have to come here owing to a certain agenda of theirs, they would not have been here and if they had to bring their families on a vacation, the last place that would ever cross their minds would most probably be…SIBU! Sigh!!!