Tuesday, August 18, 2015

✿ Kanowit ✿ SarawaK ✿


First stop on the Rajang, only an hour from Sibu, it's a small riverside town of Kanowit.
This is the furthest point on the Rajang currently accessible by road ( From Durin ), as well as by express boat, and makes a good alternative jumping-off point for visitors who want to spend an extra hour in bed before catching the express boat upriver.
The town centre is formed by three streets of 1930's Chinese Shophouses near the waterfront,
The main landmark is Fort Emma, a 19th Century Brooke Era wooden fort.

Kanowit is virtually untouristed, so don't expect any flashy seafood restaurant, the best cooking they have is done by chinese people from their coffee shops, so just stick your head into the kitchen and ask what they've got.
For adventurous travellers, these coffee shops are also fertile ground for making friends and getting an invitation to one of the longhouses on the nearby Rumah Benjamin Angki Longhouse.
there is also a Homestay Programme at the nearby Rumah Benjamin Angki longhouse.

Accommodation ;

- Harbour View Hotel.
- Kanowit Hotel.