Sibu and Bintulu
The Central Region, springboard to the central spine of Borneo, is a perfect place to combine true adventure with a convention. The mighty Rejang, all 640 km of it, flowing out of Central Sarawak through Sibu, the region’s main city and port, is the longest river in Malaysia.
Bintulu is the other urban centre in this region. Sibu and Bintulu are two of Sarawak’s fastest growing centres.
3- and 4-star international hotels abound, offering great convention facilities. Beyond that, smaller hotels dot the region, ideal for smaller events.
Night Markets are a good start to sample the local colour. Fresh jungle produce, handicrafts, local fruits, poultry, household goods, local cakes and other favourites can be found in these markets. Local coffee shops dot the Sibu riverfront and are very much part of the local atmosphere. The riverside town of Sarikei, just one hour away, is renowned for producing the world’s finest pineapples.
The Pandaw Cruise brings post-conference delegates up the Rejang on the 5-star colonial-style RV Pandaw. River safaris and adventure treks can be arranged for the adventurous into the rainforests of Borneo.
Bintulu is home to Similajau National Park where sea turtles and dolphins sojourn. It is also en route to Niah National Park, where ancient cavemen once lived. Together with Sibu, Bintulu represents the central gateway to Sarawak’s wild side.