Swan Monument


A statue of the emblem of Sibu: the swan, an ancient Chinese symbol of good fortune and health.

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1. Rejang Esplanade

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2. Sibu Gateway

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This paved and grassy area acts as the symbolic 'gateway' to the city, with illuminated fountains, gardens and two swan statues.

3. Tua Pek Kong Temple

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4. Sibu Heritage Centre

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6. Lau King Howe Memorial Museum

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7. Bawang Assan Longhouse Village

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