Friday, January 16, 2009

Jakar

Jakar is a small town about 10km from Sarikei town and about 1 hour drive from Sibu town. Sarawak pepper has been chosen as the mascot for this town. Strangely, there is no pepper farm in vicinity (or maybe I didn't see properly).

Jakar consists of 2-3 row of shophouses. Peking Restaurant is famous for the prawn noodle where big prawns are served.

New shophouses also been constructed adjacent to the old shophouses. Most of the residents here are Foochow.

I was rather surprise to find a police station at such a small place

There is also a small square at the middle of the old shop houses. Mini markets, restaurant, coffee shop, barber and motorcycle repair shops can be found at this town.

Jakar is usually a rest stop for those who had a long drive along the Sibu-Kuching road. I personally had stopped here a few times with my parents on our way to Kuching to dine at the Peking Restaurant

9 comments:

Harmony said...

Ah, looks like a peaceful small town. Malaysia's got alot of this towns right

Kikey Loo said...

ha.. near my Boston house also have Peking Restaurant. same name.. lol.. :p

Asian Traveler said...

Judging from the photos you took, Jakar seems a laid back town and simple.

Borneo Falcon said...

Yes, Jakar is a simple, quiet and laid back town. Not much there to do there but the food here are cheap

Kev said...

small town, simple life. Everyone knows each other. That's what i like best. You don't get to see this much nowadays.

frizzy said...

Jakar? hihihi funny word in bahasa Indonesia. No offense buddy, just kidding...
It's a good place that the pictures described.

Cheers, frizzy2008.

Lawstude said...

this is one wonderful town.

sorry for not visiting lately because my law profession has been eating-up most of my time. but i just can't help to check on one of my fave blogs whenever i can. have a nice day.

kegler747 said...

I love small town because the people are helpful and hospitable. That is applicable to all the small towns I've been to.

Ketam said...

I like life in small town!

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