Why visit this small town of Mukah?

Mukah is a tiny coastal town of early trading and fishing port. It could be accessible by road nearest from the city of Sibu, or 2 hours speed boats trip from the town of Dalat. Mukah have an airport where you can fly in from Kuching or Miri only with small aircraft during the days as it have short take off and landing runway with no guiding lights to guide the aircraft during night time. Although most of its hinterland that was originally sago plantation which later developed into oil palm plantations, Mukah remains the main sago production place for Sarawak. As the nickname ‘The Melanau Heartland’ suggests Melanau is the majority of people here but other ethnicities such as Chinese, Iban or Malay could be still seen.


Mukah is famous for its iconic Kaul Festival. It is held annually in Melanau calender’s month of spirits to thank the spirits for a abundant past year and in the same time a prayer for a great year ahead. People would send offerings and play games and had a communal picnic by the beaches during the celebration. If you miss the event, you could opt to head to Lamin Dana located in Kampung Tellian Tengah, a traditional home built in 1999 that provide home stays for its guests and visitors. It is like a live museum where you can get to learn almost all about Melanau culture from dances to musical instruments, language, foods, costumes and crafts. It truly represent the effort to preserve a culture from disappearing forever in this present times.


Back at Mukah town, it is safe to assume a visit to Mukah market is a sure thing. An ideal place for people watching and purchasing local specialties with fair price. Get Mukah’s famous fish and prawn crackers which is said to be the best quality in the Sarawak and all the fresh fishes and greens you can get every day. Make sure you try out Mukah household’s dishes. The Umai, similar to sushi made of raw fish marinated with shallots, chillies and lime juice. Other local favourites includes Tebaloi, made of sago flour and coconut shred with prawns stuffed inside; And sago worms eaten alive or fried – not for the fainthearted, which actually are sago trunk dwelling beetle larvae. Certainly these are foods that you might only get the best in Mukah.


The Sago Factory Chimney situated next to the market by the side of the Mukah’s river banks is one of the few tourist sites and landmark. If you have more time to spare, do take a sampan across the river to Taman Tanjung Pedada, Seberang Mukah. It is a hidden paradise with its nature at its best. A place for someone who loves photography.

Places to Visit in Seremban, Malaysia

Seremban is certainly not the most sought after tourist destinations in Peninsula Malaysia. The metropolitan territory has a populace of more than 420,000 however, its middle holds the vibe of a little commonplace town. Yet it is the capital of Negeri Sembilan state and consequently, it is deserving of a short visit on the off chance that it is an on the way destination. The memorable piece of the town contains a couple of pieces of shop houses masterminded in a lattice design together with some stupendous pioneer and present day structural planning orchestrated around a beautiful lake garden. Its minimal format makes it a decent contender for one of your city strolling visits.

Seremban Railway Station tourbegins from the interesting old track station. The station was constructed in 1924 and has terracotta tiled rooftop and an outside booking territory. I saw a few antiquated things trolleys outside the doormen’s zone, the kind of trolley that has since a long time ago vanished from British route stations.

Seremban Railway Station

After painstakingly crossing the occupied street before the station, you will see a shopping center before transforming into Jalan Yam Tuan where you will discover the lovely and faultlessly tended Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Hindu Temple. A businessman of Sri Lankan cause fabricated this sanctuary in 1895. Inside is a breathtaking, unpredictably embellished brilliant chariot produced using copper plated teak, finished with 2.5kg of gold. Ask authorization and uproot shoes before entering.

Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Hindu Temple.

Another tourist destination confronting the sanctuary is the Lake Gardens, which is a decently prepped park with full grown trees, running ways, gazebos, manicured gardens and a few lakes, one of which has a gliding stage for social exhibitions. The cutting edge State Mosque ignores the Lake Gardens. The mosque has nine columns speaking to the 9 areas making up the State of Negeri Sembilan (which truly deciphers as ‘nine states’).

Lake Gardens

In the wake of strolling a few minutes on street , you will get a much more stupendous looking State Library building. Initially serving as the workplace of the State Secretary, this frontier perfect work of art was likewise inherent 1912 and outlined by A.B.Hubback, the designer is in charge of a large portion of Kuala Lumpur’s renowned milestones.

The plaque outside said that the library contains more than a million books and was once known as the Sir Henry Gurney Library. Nonetheless, the building was totally unfilled of books so maybe it is being reserved for another reason. Seremban is without a doubt little, yet it can at present issue you a short and wonderful occasional visit.

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