Nicknamed as the “Swan City”, Sibu is a town at the central region of Sarawak located in Borneo. In the early years, Sibu was previously known as ‘Maling’, named after a bend of the Rajang river (now renamed as Swan River) called ‘Tanjung Maling’. Sibu was originally a quiet and undeveloped town but has slowly begun to make its mark in the world with continuous developments.
Apart from being a gateway to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), Sibu is also recognized for the swan symbol Â that was adopted by the Sibu Municipal Council around the year 1999 to 2004, which was the reason for the swan statues situated in a couple of locations around town.
Some of the other noticeable landmarks famous among tourists include:
With so much to discover in this graceful town, Sibu receives a large number of tourists every year and the most preferred way of traveling here is by taking a flight, a ferry or bus to Sibu. However, when considering the aspect of traveling costs and duration of the journey, visitors tend to opt for taking the bus to Sibu compared to an airplane or ferry.
Currently, Sibu has two bus terminals to cater for the local in-town buses located at the waterfront near the Sibu wharf terminal and the other located at Pahlawan Street near the Sungai Antu region, catering for the long distance buses (Sibu Bus Terminal). However, most of the bus to Sibu only departs from a number of locations like Bintulu, Kuching, Miri, Sarikei and Serian.
Pick-Up and Drop Off Points for the Bus to Sibu
Since the Sibu Bus Terminal at Pahlawan Street is the main bus terminal, most of the bus to Sibu will make pick-up and drop offs at this location. The bus operators that provides this route is mostly the Bintang Jaya Express and Biaramas Express.
Famous Hot Spots
An-Nur Mosque, Masland Methodist Church, Swan Statue, Lau King Howe Memorial Museum (the first and only medical museum in Sarawak), Sibu Heritage Centre, Bawang Assan longhouses, Sibu Old Mosque, Bukit Aup Jubilee Park, Bukit Lima Forest Park, Sibu Night Market, Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF), Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF), Masland Methodist Church.
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