Sungai Merah is about 4km from Sibu town. Sungai Merah is an important and historic place as in 1901 a group of Chinese immigrant led by Wong Nai Siong landed here. This is where it all began and Sibu town started its expansion.
Sungai Merah consists of 2 row of shop houses along a 1km stretch of road. It used to be wooden shop houses until the Sibu Municipal Council render it unsafe and replace them with a new shop houses. Sungai Merah Bus Company ply this area and Bus No. 9 commute this area with Sibu town.
This new shop houses just completed a few years ago replacing the old shop houses once at this site.
A new supermarket also been constructed here. This site used to be a bakery and barber shop
A fresh paint is also coated on the old buildings. It is defintely a good effort to give this sleepy town another life line.
Some development also happened around the area with more new shop houses been constructed.
There are still a handful wooden structure selling fruits and motorcycle repair workshop. There is no telling whether this structure will give way for development or new buildings
There is also a "tamu" site opposite the wet market for the natives to sell their crops during the weekend and public holiday