I was away the past whole week. Together with Alex, we returned to Sarikei, Sarawak – Alex’s hometown. To reach Sarikei, we took 2 hours flight from KL and reaches Sibu Airport. From there, we traveled on road for 1 hour only to reach Sarikei town. I understand that many of you may not familiar with this place. Majority of the Chinese in Sarikei are Foochow dialect. If you ask me, can I speak Foochow language? Hmm…I would say a little. hehe….. It took me quite sometime to grasp part of it.
“Sarikei Division is one of the eleven administrative divisions in Sarawak, east Malaysia, located on the island of Borneo. Formerly part of the Third Division, which included Sibu and Kapit, Sarikei Division has a total area of 4,332.4 square kilometers, and is the second smallest of the administrative divisions of Sarawak.
Sarikei Division contains four administrative districts: Sarikei, Meradong, Julau and Pakan. The total population is 116,290. The population is ethnically mixed, with mostly Iban, Melanau, Malay and Chinese predominating.
The economy of the division is mostly agricultural. Sarikei Division produces more pepper than any other divisions in Sarawak. It is also famous for fruits, especially pineapples and oranges. The timber industry, as elsewhere in Sarawak, is also a major component of the local economy.“ (source from Wikipedia)
Would love to share some photos on landscape, buildings and people.
Majority of the resident here are Christians. Therefore you can see many churches.
Though I am not a Sarikeian, I do like this peaceful town and the people here are friendly too. Moreover they live in harmony.