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What to do in Sibu? Here’s 8 Things To do When in Sibu, Sarawak! 1

Are you planning a trip to Sibu, Sarawak? This vibrant town has so much to offer, from its rich cultural heritage to its delicious food and stunning natural scenery. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through 8 exciting things to do when in Sibu, Sarawak. Whether you’re interested in exploring local markets, taking a river cruise, or trying out the delicious food, there’s something for everyone in this charming town. So let’s dive in and discover all that this city has to offer!

1. Visit the Sibu Central Market 

Image taken from Michael Chan’s Google Review

The Sibu Central Market is known to be the hub of activity that offers a glimpse of the local’s way of life in Sibu. It is Malaysia’s biggest indoor market and famous for its fresh fruit, seafood and handicrafts! Each sections of the market offers unique shopping experience. You can browse through colourful stalls that sells everything from tropical fruits and vegetables to textiles and pottery. 

Image taken from Sarina Ali’s Google Review 

The top floor of the market houses a number of food stalls offering various local delicacies from Kolok Mee to Kompia and more!

Image taken from G BH’s Google Review

Operation hours

Market open 5.30AM – 12.00PM 
Food count open 5.30AM – 1.00PM

2. Explore the Sibu Heritage Centre

Image taken from Harith Jamaludin’s Google Review

Next, we have the Sibu Heritage Centre. It is a museum in Sibu, Sarawak that offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the cultural and historical heritage of the town and its surrounding areas. Visitors can explore exhibits showcasing the history and cultural practices of the local communities, see traditional crafts and artifacts, visit a replica longhouse, attend cultural performances, and take a guided tour of the museum. It’s a great place to learn about the rich heritage of this beautiful city and its people. 

Image taken from Yushuang Liew’s Facebook and Harith Jamaludin’s Google Review 

3. Sail Away on the Mighty Rejang River on a River Cruise!

Sibu River Cruise
Image taken from Sibu River Cruise

When in Sibu, you gotta float your boat on the River Cruise! As we all know, Sibu is located on the longest river in Malaysia, the Rajang River. Taking the river cruise is the best way to explore the area! On top of that, the scenic view that you will get is immaculate! 

Image taken from Sibu River Cruise Facebook 

For more information and booking, check them out at their Facebook .

4. Temple of Tranquility: Discover Tua Pek Kong in Sibu!

Image taken from George Seman Facebook  

Next on the list of what to do in Sibu is, visiting the historic Sibu Tua Pek Kong Temple! This temple is one of the oldest and most popular landmarks here! It’s a really great place to learn about the Chinese culture and religion. They literally have a mini muzium in the Temple tower. Accompanied by the spectacular view of the Rajang River, you will not regret going here! This place is also not far from the Sibu Central Market, so if you’re already in the area for the market, don’t forget to check the Tua Pek Kong out! 

Image taken from George Seman Facebook

5. What to do in Sibu? Go on a Food tour! 

What’s next? Food tour! I have been told this many times; Sibu is food haven for foodies! They are known for their delicious food and also quite cheap compared to some other parts of Sarawak. Other than that, Sibu has a lot of hidden food gems that are not well known to tourists, I’d say the best way to discover them is a food tour! 

Image taken by Borneo Foodie

Here are some places you can check out in Sibu, Sarawak. 

6. Going to the Sibu Night Market

Don’t tell me you’ve been to Sibu if you haven’t step foot to their night market! This bustling night market, always filled with crowd is a great place to shop for souvenirs, try local delicacies and soak up the atmosphere of Sibu after dark! There are plenty of local food from Malay vendors to Chinese vendors, they have it all here. 

We have visited the Sibu Night Market before, if you would like to watch the video, click here!

7. Strolling at the Taman Jubli Bukit Aup

Image taken from Mohd Syukri Abdullah’s Google Review

If you want to enjoy an early morning walk or even an evening stroll at a park, you should go to Taman Jubli Bukit Aup! This park is a great place to go hiking, biking, or have a picnic with your friends and family. If you want the best views, go early in the morning to watch the sunrise! I promise you, it’s beautiful! 

Image taken from Tommy Venantius Ting

8. Visit the Wong Nai Siong Memorial Garden

Image taken from Khye Shen Sim’s Google Review 

The Wong Nai Siong Memorial Garden is a hidden gem in Sibu that’s not to be missed. This peaceful garden pays tribute to Wong Nai Siong, a Chinese revolutionary who left an indelible mark on the Malaysian education system. 

Image taken from Dennis Toh’s Google Review

The exhibits and displays here offer a fascinating insight into the life and times of this visionary figure. With its lush bamboo groves and tranquil lotus pond, the garden exudes a sense of calm and tranquility that’s perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a stroll through the garden, snap a few photos, and let yourself be transported back in time to a period of great change and progress in Malaysian history. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for a place to relax and recharge, the Wong Nai Siong Memorial Garden is well worth a visit.

In conclusion, Sibu, Sarawak is a destination that offers a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. From the bustling Sibu Central Market to the serene Wong Nai Siong Memorial Garden, there’s something for everyone in this charming town. Whether you’re a foodie looking to indulge in local delicacies, a history buff eager to learn more about the area’s rich past, or an outdoor enthusiast seeking adventure in the great outdoors, this city has it all. So why not plan your trip to Sibu today and experience all that this hidden gem of Sarawak has to offer?

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