Whole lot more…

 My NZ friend and family left on Tuesday morning last week after a three-night stay in Sibu…and Ivan arrived the very next day on Wednesday night and stayed for one night only. Of course, I did not have the luxury of time so I could only take Ivan to some of the places in the town centre for him to take some nice photographs and then, we drove down this road…

Road of Peace Sibu

…named Jalan Aman or literally translated as the Road of Peace. I don’t know whether the trees have grown too old or it’s that time of the year when all the leaves would drop but usually, the thick foliage would form a canopy over the road making it look like some kind of tunnel which would be quite dark inside and the streams of sunlight through the leaves would make it a really captivating sight. I was quite disappointed that day but nevertheless, we did stop to take a few snaps and Ivan did manage to come out of a couple of really nice shots.

This was on the way to the Kutien Memorial Park

Kutien Memorial 1

…which I’ve blogged about before but I did not manage to take my NZ friend and family here when they were in town.

This is a quiet and shady park…

Kutien Memorial 2

…with a vast lotus-filled lake…

Kutien Memorial 3

…but probably at two in the afternoon, it was too hot and all the blooms were closed…

Kutien Memorial 4

Our last stop was at the Wong Nai Siong Memorial Park in Sungai Merah where the earliest Foochow settlers landed in Sibu and after that, we headed back to the house for Ivan to take his bath and all too soon, it was time to send him to the airport for his flight back to KL…

Sibu airport reconstruction 1

A word of caution to all who intend to come to Sibu anytime in the near future. Our airport is undergoing something much more than a facelift or an extension – it certainly looks like they are reconstructing the whole thing…

Sibu airport reconstruction 2

Visitors will still be using the old small airport somewhere buried in the midst of all that concrete and steel but it still serves its purpose well – and I had no complaints whatsoever from my NZ friend and her family nor from Ivan. I guess as long as you can go in and out without any difficulty and you do not get stranded there for a few hours as a result of some delay in the flights, it would be perfectly all right.

So? Who’s going to come to Sibu next?