Friday, January 8, 2010

Saratok

Saratok is a small town about 115km away from Sibu. There are basically 2 routes to reach the town from the main highway and somehow we took an older route to reach the town.

When taking the older route, we came across a track and field complex in a pretty awkard surrounding. It is located by the road side and surrounded with paddy fields and lush greenery surrounding.

Paddy field along the journey to the town

The best place to start exploring the town is from its riverside/jetty

A playground near the jetty. Fort Ranee is at the background.

Kampung Masjid

Saratok mosque

After that we walked our way to the town square where this clock tower seems to be the landmark for this town. It's unfortunate that the clock does not tick anymore.

The town is actually much bigger than I initially anticipated. There are a few rows of shop houses, banks and inns available here.

Saratok District Council office

Saratok Public Library

Sarawak State Government's office

SK Abang Abdul Rahman Saratok with its unique roof architecture.

11 comments:

Cath J said...

Nice post.. Thanks for the info..

foongpc said...

It's nice to drive along small towns.

wenn said...

nice view of the town!

Superman said...

Now I know how Saratok look like even never go there and everytime just passing by. Thanks.

Bengbeng said...

i didnt realize the clock was not ticking

David Jr said...

What were you doing in Saratok btw? Looks like a sleepy relaxed town. If even I drive on the Pan Borneo, I will sure to sibok here.

Regards,
David

Borneo Falcon said...

I went to Saratok to check the town. Been a Sarawakian, I just want to get to know the places better

Anonymous said...

Good pictures to figure out Saratok.

nadzhiErah said...

miss my h0met0wn...
hv to be away fr0m family~~
thanks 4 da pics!!
l0ve it...
home s0on~~
:)

nadzhiErah said...

miss my h0met0wn...
hv to be away fr0m family~~
thanks 4 da pics!!
l0ve it...
home s0on~~
:)

Anonymous said...

hello ... I will be going to saratok this coming tuesday ... any suggestion on which hotel to stay?

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