and so let the trip begins!!
We begin our journey at Cats FM radio station. We have quite a number of our own radio stations here like Red, X, Travel etc… and we even have our own version of MyFM, Hitz and Era FM.
The trip was in conjunction of Visit Sarawak Year, CatsFM as the official radio station for the event initiating it by visiting the Resident Office of the main town/cities. (Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Limbang).
So first stop, Sibu off we go!! It takes 6-8 hours to reach Sibu from Kuching.
While on our way we had a brunch at Serian Town of Samarahan Division which is an hour drive from Kuching. The town is famous for durians. Every durian season, Kuchingites will flood this town for some stinky goodies.
Another one and half hour drive from Serian, we reached Sri Aman, the capital of Sri Aman Division. No, it’s not famous for roasted pigeons. People don’t come here to eat pigeons, tho it’s not a bad idea. lol It’s actually the Town of Peace.
very Peaceful indeed… this was taken on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. (ಠิωಠิ|||)
It’s been many many years since I last stepped in to this town. I remembered it used to be very crowded. I guessed either the crowd move to the new part of the town or most of them are either in other nearby cities or in overseas. Or maybe I went there during Tidal Bore Festive which explains the crowd.
Oh, Sri Aman is famous for Tidal Bore, it’s a phenomena where waves as high as 3 metres go against the current and up the stream. Every year surfers will come here and surf on it every May during the Pesta Benak (which lies on the 16th this year).
Here are two videos on the Tidal Bore Fiesta.
This one on the Tidal Bore.
And this one on the Fiesta. So gonna visit the Fiesta this year!! > v < but but I’m lazy to drive all the way there. （//･_･//)
Anyway, it was a short stopover at Sri Aman, we skipped Betong and Sarikei (which famous for it’s Crystal Pineapple) and head over straight to Sibu.
It took another 4-5 hours to reach Sibu from here. The road from here on was rather smooth and I have a pack of Choki Choki from Sri Aman to accompany me > v <
Woohooo!! I like Chokis a lot! Basically I just love chocolates. ＼（＠￣∇￣＠）／
Ehh I slept 80% of the road, so I apologize for the absence of the photos of the scenery and road. Hahaha there’s more roads to go, so no worries (n˘v˘•)¬
Every trip took hours so basically we always ended up in the new place at night.
And being young and dangerous, our #YOLO CatsFM crusiers only search and book their hotels upon their arrival at the destination. (ఠ_ఠ) It’s a bad move and you will soon know why soon.
Oh oh looked what I bought from Sri Aman!! Our childhood snacks and toys.. okay maybe just my childhood lol
Well, that ends our first day.
Coming up next: Sibu!! Morning Street Walk and the Hunt for Sago Worms!!