Top 5 Places to Visit in Sarikei, Sarawak 0 6324

Top 5 Places to Visit in Sarikei, Sarawak

Sarikei is located on the Rajang River of Sarawak, Malaysia. In the middle of it, you will find a huge pineapple statue considered by the locals to be iconic as pineapples are abundant in the town. Other notable landmarks of Sarikei are the Water Tower at Lake Garden and the Wisma Jubli Mutiara that is the tallest building in the city.

There are a lot of ways to experience Sarikei’s culture, such as staying at the Rumah Nyuka Longhouse in Lubuk Lemba and exploring the Central Market to get a taste of Sarikei’s unique food and delicacies. But you’ll also learn interesting facts about the city and its people in different areas, which will keep your eyes and curiosity alive for the duration of your trip.

1. Rumah Nyuka Longhouse

There are many longhouses throughout Sarawak but the one in Sarikei is the most popular. The longhouse was constructed in 1955 and is made of ‘Belian’ wood. Despite how old the establishment is, Rumah Nyuka is proudly approved by the Ministry of Tourism in Malaysia. You might be wondering how many people actually live here. In total, it houses 300 people from 45 families.

There are also plenty of activities to do during your stay. The locals are more than happy to guide you through jungle trekking and swimming at the waterfalls nearby. If you want to try something a bit different, you can even be a dabai collector or rubber tapper for the day.

Address: Lubuk Lemba, Ulu Sarikei, Sarawak
Price: Private transportation is not more than MYR 10 MYR per person for a one-way trip

2. Pineapple Festival

Pineapples are not just common in Sarikei but the entire state of Sarawak. Sarikei Farmers began planting pineapples in the 1970s, and the fruit was officially recognized as the town’s main icon in 1998. Among the popular pineapple species are Madu, Moris, and Paun.

The Pineapple Festival is truly fun-filled as there are pineapple fashion shows, pineapple displays and cooking competitions. Be part of this annual celebration in Sarikei Central Market and get the chance to sample the juicy and sweet pineapples. Apart from pineapple, there are other local products that you can buy at the festival such as pepper, durian, and banana. Do check out the dates for the year’s festival and time your visit so you have the chance to experience this festival.

3. Sarikei Central Market

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Sarikei Central Market has everything under one roof. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, clothes, fresh produce, or snacks, the Central Market caters to everyone including tourists. It is definitely one of the places where you can shop and at the same time interact with locals to see the what’s trending in their local markets.

It’s better to visit the Central Market in the afternoon since it gets really busy early in the morning.

Address: Bandar Sarikei, 96100 Sarikel, Sarawak
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (7am to 1am)

4. Rajang River

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The Rajang River is another popular tourist destination and the longest river in Sarawak. You can enjoy cruising on a ferry to witness the beautiful sunset, but many people mainly use this as an opportunity to go bird watching. There are over 100 species of birds in the surrounding area and some of them are protected under the Sarawak Wildlife Protection Ordinance. Over 160 species of fish dwell in the river, as well as crocodiles and monitor lizards.

5. Sarikei Jetty

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Sarikei Jetty will remind you of the coastal areas in other countries. Most of the locals living nearby are fishermen, tour boat operators and farmers. Because of this, you’ll see various speedboats, ferries and longboats at the dock when you walk by. The boats and ferries are among the daily mode of transportation for the locals.  – TipZilla

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