Many, many thanks to @FlyFirefly, the Community Airline, I was on Firefly’s inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Main Terminal Building, KLIA) to Sibu, Sarawak in their Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The full post will come soon, but as day 2 passed (today!) I could really see Sibu as a GREAT place to visit, holding some of the nation’s finest culture and lifestyle experience!
Blogging live from RH Hotel in the midnight, here’s what I think of Sibu’s unique selling points:-
1. You get to… eat MAGGOTS living in ROTTEN BAMBOO TREES! Yucksss LOL! Ok la it’s called Sago Worms XD
2.You get to drink with the Mayor of Sibu district, and it’s one of the most hardcore tuak of all –The Arak Ubat Ku Pun!
3.You get to eat in Rasa Sayang, recommended by Sui Tua Pui! Only three dishes sold: Mee Laksa, Mee Sapi, Kampua. Kampua is definitely our favourite, char siew and lard power! Best of all: only RM2.50 wtf. Then the beef noodles, soup was gorgeously tasty and finally laksa was a little bland, but possibly because we’re used to our curry-ish flavour.
Oh, and the 3 Masam drink is AWESOM3! Lemon, lime and somboi – wicked!
4.You get to eat them sago worms… LIVE!! Watch out for more pics, more reviews AND THE EPIC VIDEO!!
5.You get to see Paper Wrapped Chicken (Chi Bao Kai) in it’s TRUEST FORM… only in Sibu LOL!
6.You get to find beautifully wrapped Nasi Lemak at the Pasar Malam!
7.You get to do #PLANKING in the middle of the river 😉
8.And that was on one of the most classic cruise ships I’ve seen!
9.You get to enjoy acupuncture! Couldn’t feel the needles in my feet, no thanks to the Standard Chartered KL Marathon LOL
10.You get to enjoy Kompia, one of the yummiest staple diet in Sibu… people buy these in truckloads to distribute around Malaysia yo!
11.You get to meet the great Sui Tua Pui, who pointed us to the right place to makan, told us many stories (and facts!) of Sibu and generally one of the friendliest person you’ll ever get to meet!
12.You get to stay in one of Sibu’s 4 star hotel (RH Hotel) with decent internet connection (don’t expect much) and most importantly, near to some of the better makan places out in Sibu 😉
And finally… you get to enjoy the view of them beautiful clouds on the way to Sibu, just a short 4 hour trip (CORRECTION -it’s a TWO, 2, ni, er- hour trip!! Thanks STP for the correction 😀) away and needing just your IC and some money in the wallet. It’s that easy to enjoy some of the amazing experience Sibu has in store for you.
So tell me, what else are you looking for? If anything, do let me know and we’ll plan something up! This was all made possible thanks to our gracious host, the good peeps from Sarawak Tourism Board. Cheers guys, can’t wait to see you this morning for our nature walk!