Museum in Kapit

Fort Sylvia

Built by Charle Brooke in 1880 to take control of the Upper Rejang, this wooden fort – built of belian – was renamed in 1925 to honour Ranee Sylvia, wife of Charles Vyner Brooke.The exhibits inside offer a good intr…
Market in Kapit

Pasar Teresang

Some of the goods unloaded at the waterfront end up in this colourful covered market. It’s a chatty, noisy hive of grass-roots commerce, with a galaxy of unfamiliar edibles that grow in the jungle, as well as handic…
Port in Kapit


Kapit’s waterfront is lined with ferries, barges, longboats and floating docks, all swarming with people. Porters carry impossibly heavy or unwieldy loads – we’ve seen 15 egg crates stacked in a swaying pile – up th…
Temple in Kapit

Chinese Temple

Built in 1889, the Hock Leong Tieng temple is one of the oldest buildings in Kapit.
Museum in Kapit

Kapit Museum

Housed in the civic centre (Dewan Suarah), the somewhat tired exhibits include a relief map of area longhouses; displays on Orang Ulu groups, the Iban and the Chinese, and on their traditional crafts; badly stuffed …
Church in Kapit

Church of Mary Immaculate Conception

Completed in 2002, this Catholic church sits on a hilltop overlooking Kapit. The building has a three-tiered roof and is supported by 12 pillars representing the 12 apostles.