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The Rajang River – Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on March 14, 2015 in Malaysia

The Rajang River in Sibu is a big part of the life of the town as Sibu is a port for the movement and transport of goods and people into the interior of the island.

Boats used to ship goods up the river.

Boats on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Boats on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Fast ‘torpedo’ boats are used to move passengers up and down the river, I went on one of these last year and they can move… I travelled 120 km up the river in about 3 hours (see Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – A day trip to Kapit, the boat trip).

Bullet boat on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bullet boat on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bullet boats on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bullet boats on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Even the police have their own boat…

Police boat on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Police!

The ‘bullet’ boats have their own boat terminal.

Bullet boats on the Rajang River, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Riverside - Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

The riverside – Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

One odd thing is the swan sculpture down by the river. Apparently, it is the symbol of the town, and yet there are no swans on the river that I could see…

The Swan - Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Swan – Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

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