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Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on April 19, 2014 in General

The drive from Sibu to Mukah took just over three hours.

Mukah is not a large town, it is on the coast and it does have an airport.

The local beach is quite stunning. Mile upon mile of sand…

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Beach just outside of Mukah

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

The weather was very murky.

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Sand balls made by crabs (the crabs live in the holes)

However, the beach, and the surrounding land, does seem to be a bit of a dumping ground of rubbish….

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Road down to the beach – it was covered in small pieces of plastic from broken bottles

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bottles and rubbish dumped in the undergrowth near the beach

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

The local airport…

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia airport

Originally the town had a sago factory but as the price of sago fell in the early 20th century the factory closed and all that now remains is the chimney.

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah sago factory chimney

There is also a small Chinese temple near the former site of the sago factory.

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

The town of Mukah is set back a little from the coast on a river.

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Looking down the river from Mukah towards the sea

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Why bother?

Like any Malaysian town Mukah has a market which sells pretty much anything….

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Baby sharks? Or a full grown small species?

Something I have not really seen in Malaysia that often – hairy coconuts….

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Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Dried fish

Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mountains of dried fish…

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