Sibu really deserve the title of "Venice of Sarawak". It has been flooded a few times already in 2009 (and this is just January). Today, the flood is probably the worse for year 2009.
SJK Chung Hua badly flooded. Luckily the school has not started yet due to Chinese New Year long break
The flood cause the police to control the traffic and divert some of the cars to the safer paths. During flood time in Sibu, traffic law can basically be ignored.
Some roads are not submerged by the water and the local folks need to have those knowledge to avoid the flooded areas.
A lot of businesses in the town are badly affected. The water had entered their business premises and probably damage some of the properties.
Some premise owner create a make shift barrier from newspapers and paper board to prevent/minimize the water from entering their premise.
Some parts along Jalan Kampung Nyabor are badly affected. It's virtually a water world here and total chaos. The water level here is almost at knee level.
Somehow some people still brave enough to drive through their vehicles across the water. I would not do that as it might damage some parts inside the vehicles.
Anything wrong with this pictures? I find it amazing how some Sibu folks still able to stop by the flooded coffee shop and have a drink/meal
Jalan Lanang is also flooded although efforts to raise this road a few times since last year
Jalan Pedada is almost submerged in water. No vehicle would dare to navigate through this stretch of road. The water level here is almost at waist level.
On certain area, rescue boat had to be deployed to evacuate some residents from the low lying areas
This is the source of the flood. The overflown Rejang River. The high tide occur around 9-11am today, coupled with incessant rain at Kapit and Sibu. The root cause of the flood should be the shallow Rejang River due to siltation over the years as the corrupted politicians/leaders do not take any effort to dredge the river.
How on earth Sibu can be a tourist destination if the flood keep beleaguer the town?
It has been flooded in Sibu since Day 1 of the Chinese New Year. Will this mean more floods to come in the year of the ox?
To tell the truth, I am sick and tired of the floods in my hometown already. I lost count of the floods occurrence last year and it seems like it is happening more frequent in the last few years. This never happened when I was still a kid/student