Rain, rain, rain…

I was able to get away every day from around 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. so on the first day my friend, Nick, was in town, I went and picked him up at the hotel and took him here…

Sungai Merah Sibu

– Sungai Merah, the Red River, reputed to be the spot where the earliest Foochow settlers landed when they came to Sibu and we did manage to hop over to the Wong Nai Siong Memorial Park there…

Wong Nai Siong Memorial Part
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…and Nick had a photograph of his taken at the so-called Lovers’ Bridge…

Nick at Lovers' Bridge

…before it started to rain cats and dogs. Gosh!!! It literally poured and there were flash floods everywhere and though we did drop by our impressive-looking university here, we just drove around and left. There was no way we could get out of the car to walk around and take photographs and do whatever else we might want to do there.

Seeing that visibility was low from inside the car, I did not see any point in driving around so I took Nick here…

Noodle House Sibu
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…for the deep fried kompia stuffed with stewed pork belly (RM5.20, exclusive of GST)…

Noodle House kompia pork belly

…and yes, he liked it! I do not recall it being this expensive though – I guess like everything else around here these days, the price has gone up too.

He enjoyed the mille crepe, rum & raisin (RM7.80, exclusive of GST)…

Noodle House mille crepe, rum & raisin

…too and for one who has tasted the celebrated mille crepes in Malacca to say that the one here is good is truly a compliment, I must say. Now, this is what food bloggers and foodies will usually do before they get down to eating what they have ordered…

Nick at Noodle House


He did not want to try the macarons but I insisted on ordering this – their chocolate lava cake (RM9.50, exclusive of GST)…

Noodle House chocolate lava cake 1

…and yes, he loved it…

Noodle House chocolate lava cake 2

…a lot!

By the time we  finished, it had stopped raining so I took Nick to the Tua Pek Kong wharf to see the floating grocery stores…

Sibu floating shops
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…but I think it was rather late already and all of them would be closed. He did drop by the temple…

Tua Pek Kong temple, Sibu
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…but it was already after 5.30 p.m. so he could not climb up the 7-storey pagoda for a bird’s eye view of Sibu town…and I did tell him not to miss the very nice park right behind the temple…

Park behind Tua Pek Kong temple, Sibu
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His plan was to walk over to the pasar malam (night market)…

Pasar Malam, Sibu
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…a stone’s throw away but I heard he was somewhat disappointed as most of the stalls were not open owing to the heavy downpour earlier. Of course, I could not go along with him as I had to rush quickly to my parents’ house to be with my dad for the rest of the evening and all through the night so poor Nick had to make his way around and back to the hotel on his own.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

10 thoughts on “Rain, rain, rain…”

  1. hahahhaha, very paiseh leh……so many pcs of my ugly photos appear in your blog…..
    i miss the lava and kompia…..although the belly is a bit fat :-p

    I should have ordered the minced meat but I think that one is not as nice – stewed pork belly is the best, and more expensive too! Missing them already? You must come again then!!! Hehehehehe!!!!

    So very handsome, sure a lot of sweet young things will drop by my blog – I can expect a hike in the number of visits over the next few days. 😀

  2. Salute to you. Though time is short, you still manage to bring your friend around sightseeing & eating.

    We actually managed to do quite a lot of things to make his trip worthwhile or at least, I do hope there was enough to make him feel it was worth it, making the trip here! Lots more in the next few posts.

  3. Sounds like you took your blogger friend on a very nice tour of your city. Great food to eat, too!

    I did my best in the little time that I had. He did manage to try quite a few things – the rest will have to wait till if ever he comes again.

  4. Was it Nick’s first visit to Sibu? He had greats eats with your guidance.

    Yes, his first time in Sibu, Sarawak and East Malaysia. Typical of people in general over at the other side – at best, some have been to Kuching and that’s about it. Quite a few have been here but they never come again even though they said it was so very nice here, they enjoyed the food so much, so very nice and cheap bla…bla…bla.

    So far, only the group from Singapore and a couple from KL came a second time…and my friend, Ivan, now a flight attendant with Emirates, came a few times when he was with Air Asia.

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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