Friday, May 14, 2010

Sibu By Election

Sibu by election
a storm of national issues
in a little timber town

Sibu by election
a little town awakened
to its importance

by election
or buy election
a confused electorate

let's have more
by elections
the hoteliers laugh

Nothing is more glamorous than becoming the owner of a string of newspapers. Sibu is glamorous because all the major papers in Malaysia are somehow run by people from this town. Timber tycoon Tan Sri Tiong Hew King from here, owns most if not all the Chinese newspapers in the country. The Star is led by Sibu born Datuk Clement Hii while the New Straits Times' CEO Datuk Anthony Bujang was born in Kapit, a riverine town three hours' express boat ride from Sibu. Be in Sibu experience a slice of its glamour.I am proud to be a part of this glamourous town Sibu. It is my hometown.

Borneo Cultural Festival
Sibu played host to the Borneo Cultural Festival, a week-long celebration of food, music, and dances of the diverse ethnic groups in Borneo in 2005. It has become so popular, it is now an annual event used to promote Sibu as a tourist destination.

Sibu has the largest town square in Malaysia while the Sanyan Tower here is the
tallest building in Sarawak. Sibu also has a beautiful newly refurbished waterfront, and a large number of public parks. The Yu Lun San Tien En Si (Jade Dragon Temple) at KM26 of Sibu-Bintulu Road is said to be the largest temple complex in South-East Asia. It houses the places of worship for Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

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