Sibu attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sibu

Sibu Heritage Centre

Housed in an airy, circular municipal complex built in 1960, this excellent museum explores the captivating history of Sarawak and Sibu. Panels, rich in evocative photographs, take a look at the various Chinese dial…
Taoist Temple in Sibu

Tua Pek Kong Temple

A modest wooden structure existed on the site of this colourful riverfront Taoist temple as far back as 1871; it was rebuilt in 1897 but badly damaged by Allied bombs in 1942.For panoramic views over the town and th…
Village in Sibu

Bawang Assan Longhouse Village

An Iban village one hour downstream from Sibu (by road the trip takes just 40 minutes), Bawang Assan has nine ‘hybrid’ longhouses (longhouses that combine traditional and 21st-century elements). To stay here without…
Museum in Sibu

Lau King Howe Memorial Museum

One glance at this rather bizarre medical museum’s exhibits and you’ll be glad saving your life never required the application of early-20th-century drills, saws and stainless-steel clamps. Another highlight is an e…
Park in Sibu

Rejang Esplanade

One of Sibu’s 22 community parks – most donated by Chinese clan associations – this pleasant strip of riverfront grass affords views of the wide, muddy river and its motley procession of fishing boats, tugs, timber-…
Architecture in Sibu

Rex Cinema

Gloriously faded art deco architecture.
Gate in Sibu

Sibu Gateway

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

Swan Monument

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