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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 …
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 pretty go…
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…
Market in Kapit

Night Market

Delicious satay and barbecue chicken are the highlight of this night market, which has tables to eat at. Situated a block up the slope from Kapit Town Sq.
Chinese in Kapit

Soon Kit Café

An old-time kopitiam (coffee shop) with laksa (RM5) in the morning and excellent chicken rice (RM5.50).
Bakery in Kapit

Famous Bakery

Freshly baked Chinese and Western-style pastries, cakes, mini-pizzas and other easy-to-pack day-trip picnic fare.
Arts & Crafts in Kapit

Sula Perengka Kapit

A tiny, Iban-owned handicrafts place (Shop 21) upstairs at the Gelanggang Kenyalang food court.
Hawker in Kapit

Gelanggang Kenyalang

An indoor food court with Malay and Chinese stalls. A good place for breakfast laksa or roti canai.
Mall in Kapit

Riverside Shopping Mall

This mall houses a department store, pharmacy and ATMs as well as a bowling alley and cineplex.
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…