Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dinosaur in Borneo

There has been a Dinosaur in Borneo exhibition at Jalan Lau King Howe, Sibu for quite some time now until 29th May 2022. Entry price is RM 10 for adult and RM 5 for children.

There are about 10 types of dinosaur on display here. It is open around afternoon until night. I believe night is the best time to come as the light effect just enhanced the surrounding atmosphere.

The dinosaurs here are mainly made of rubber with some parts such as jaw, tail and arm been motorized to create some movement effect.

Towards the end of the exhibition is the panda world section where cute panda statues can be seen scattered around the greens.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Fort Emma (2022)

My last visit to this fort was back in 2009. By looking back at my previous photos and the current one, the fort definitely been given a huge facelift over the year.

The fort itself been refurbished with its windows and doors been replaced to reminiscent its original design. It is now serves as the town museum.

Another iconic icon nearby the fort is the mermaid statue. The colour on the statue had faded but the mermaid is still as elegant as before.

I notice some coins were placed at the based of the statue probably for good luck.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Kanowit Warriors Memorial Park

A warriors memorial park was constructed somewhere in 2018 in Kanowit to commemorate the sacrifice of the local police and army personnel who perished while defending the country during communist insurgency.

My last visit to Kanowit was in 2009 and this site used to be a basketball court just next to Fort Emma from my archive.

The name of the brave warriors are immortalized here. The monument is adorned by a hornbill statue which is synonymous to Sarawak.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

SMK Sedaya Lama

SMK Sedaya Lama in Kanowit was one of the oldest government school in Sarawak. It was officiated on 26th April 1958 by Mr. D.C. White, the Sarawak Resident of the third Division.

This school has been relocated not far away from the current site and is now known as SMK Datuk Haji Abdul Rahman Yakub. With the relocation, the old school was left in disrepair.

It is sad to see how the school looks like now. Wish it could be restored to its former glory and preserved as part of the State's heritage.

This place is still a bustling place as a ferry point where people from this side of Kanowit communte across Kanowit River to the Kanowit town on the opposite bank.