Sarikei is a small town about 78km from Sibu. It's a town where I stayed for 1 year when I was about 5 years old and I never get to explore the town properly until my recent visit here.
The pineapple statue, next to the express boat wharf, pays tribute to the town's most famous product. Sarikei's pineapple is regarded as the sweetest in the Sarawak state and some say Malaysia.
Adjacent to the pineapple statue is another landmark for the town, the clock tower. Unfortunately, the clock no longer functioning.
River seems to be the lifeline for this town. The town is surrounded by Rejang River, Sarikei River and Nyelong River.
Most of the river activities can be seen at its jetty, The Terminal 1 jetty. One can take a speedboat from here to reach Tanjung Manis.
The town's port is operated by Rejang Port Authority at Jalan Wharf. The port is still operational although it is no longer busy as less cargo ships call here nowadays.
The bus station is located at Jalan Wharf. Mostly operated by Bus Borneo which offer shuttle service to Sibu
Sungai Rejang Market at Jalan Wharf is the wet market of the town for the folks to source for fresh vegetables and meat
A number of supermarkets, hotels and inns are located at Jalan Masjid Lama and Jalan Haji Karim. I was amazed by the number of supermarkets (Everwin, Nam Leong, Ngiu Kee, Everrise) available here for such a small town.
Chicken King Restaurant caught my attention but unfortunately I don't have the appetite to dine there as I just took my breakfast.
Sarikei Civic Centre. There is another pineapple statue inside the compound. The pineapple statue here is slightly split apart