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Museum in Kapit

Fort Sylvia

Built by Charles Brooke in 1880 to take control of the Upper Rejang, this wooden fort – built of belian (ironwood) – was renamed in 1925 to honour Ranee Sylvia, wife of Charles Vyner Brooke.The exhibits inside offer…
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 grassroots commerce, with a galaxy of unfamiliar edibles that grow in the jungle, as well as handicr…
Bakery in Kapit

Famous Bakery

Freshly baked Chinese and Western-style pastries, cakes, mini pizzas and other easy-to-pack day-trip picnic fare or on-the-river snacks for the boat trip to Belaga. Don't miss the unique sausage-and-bun satay on a s…
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 – you may witness 15 egg crates stacked in a swaying pile – …
Chinese in Kapit

Soon Kit Café

An old-time kopitiam (coffee shop) with laksa (RM7) in the morning and excellent nasi goreng (fried rice; RM5) and cheap cold beer (RM3 to RM5). Push the boat out with the special laksa (RM9), topped with omelette a…
Malaysian in Kapit

Night Market

Delicious satay and barbecue chicken are the highlights of this night market, which moved to a new riverside location in 2018.
Temple in Kapit

Chinese Temple

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

Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari

A challenging two-day race recreating the experience of Iban and Orang Ulu people rafting downstream to bring their jungle produce to Kapit. For details, check with the Resident’s Office in Kapit or Sibu’s visitor c…
Museum in Kapit

Kapit Museum

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