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.

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1. Chinese Temple

0.18 MILES

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

2. 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…

3. Waterfront

0.32 MILES

Kapit’s waterfront is lined with ferries, barges, longboats and floating docks, all swarming with people. Porters carry impossibly heavy or unwieldy loads…

4. Fort Sylvia

0.39 MILES

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…

5. 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…