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Budget Accommodation in Sri Aman
SRI AMAN TOWN (SIMANGGANG)
‘Malaysia’s Benak Town’.
TAMAN REKREASI TASIK BATANG AI
Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park
A- Car Parks
B- Lock-up Shops
C- Viewing Tower
E- Viewing Platform
H- Suspension Bridge
I- Fish Sculpture
J- Camping Site
K- Jet Ski Ramp
Suspension Bridge and Jetty at Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park
Panoramic view from Batang Ai Lake Recreation
Park. At the distance lake is the "Batang Ai Integrated Fish Cage Culture
Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park is 275km (5 hours drive) from Kuching City. A man-made lake with many protected wildlife species.
No public transport available to reach the park directly. Visitors can self driving or arrange through local travel agencies in Kuching.
There is a high-end resort to stay over inside the park. Or the nearest hotels are in Sri Aman town 2 hours away.
Sri Aman is better known to most
Sarawakians as the place where tidal bores occur. The annual “Pesta Benak”
attract tens of thousands of people to the banks of Batang Lupar to witness all
sorts of water sports.
A tidal bore happens when the tide rises. Seawater gushes into the river so rapidly that it creates a series of waves traveling inland.
Sri Aman Waterfront is a great location to watch tidal bore (Benak)
Landslide at Fort Alice beside Batang Lupar River
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Fort Alice of Sri Aman
Sri Aman Waterfront
Sri Aman Eaterfront is a great
location to watch tidal bore (Benak).
Next to Port Alice is Taman Panaroma Benak where exhibition of amazing pictures of benak.
PLACES OF INTEREST
IN SRI AMAN 詩里阿曼
|Maludam National Park
43,147 ha in area. Open only on 31 st May 2000
Reachable by car+ferry+boat. To get to Maludam, first drive 170 kilometers from Sri Aman, bypassing the small town of Pusa and then crossing the Batang Saribas on a ferry and continuing to Kampung Maludam. The coastal road ends in Triso, a small kampung (village) by the sea.
|Batang Ai National Park
24,040 ha in area.
There is no visitor accommodation at Batang Ai National Park. Visitors usually stay in one of the nearby Iban longhouses, or at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, which is 30 minutes by boat from the Park HQ. The park has no canteen facilities, and visitors should bring enough food and drinking water with them.
|Tze Yin Khor Chinese Temple
Located at Sri Aman river front
There is only traditional Chinese temple in this small town. There are a few other small and modern one.
|Taman Panorama Benak
Taman Panorama Benak is located opposite Sri Aman Resident Office or beside/under Alice Fort near the town center. Its strategic location at a higher ground has make it an ideal platform to view the Benak phenomenon with more lengthy distance.
Sri Aman heritage museum.
Built in 1864 by Rajah Charles Brooke as a defensive structure controlling the Batang Lupar in Sri Aman town. Today Fort Alice has been transformed into a heritage museum after restoration. This 150-year-old restored fort built in 1864 is a legacy of the white rajahs who ruled Sarawak.
|Hosanna Catholic Church
An interesting styled architectural at 157Km Kuching-Sri Aman road. It’s located 33 km away from the main Sri Aman town.
This is a small chapel on top of a hill with a long staircase going up the hill to the chapel.
1864 Fort Alice built at Simanggang.
(Open Air Market)
Sri Aman Town
Pasar Tamu (farmers’ market)
Farmers Markets in Sri Aman (Open Air Market, Sri Aman) 詩里阿曼的農產品市場
SRI AMAN: Sri Aman District is set to undergo a three-point transformation with the construction of a new township that includes an open air market and an adjoining central bus terminal.
The location of the project in front of Sri Aman’s civic centre has been approved
The RM7 million open air market will have a total of 100 stalls in the dry market section and 140 stalls in the wet market.
The present open air market will then be demolished to make way for eight units of a three-storey shop house
The construction of Sadong Bridge to connect Sri Aman to Samarahan.
The construction of the bridge would be jointly borne by the state government and the federal government.
The bridge will be a new landmark not only to Sarawak but it is set to become the second longest bridge in Malaysia after the Penang Bridge.
A Sri Aman Town Square, (Sri Aman New Town) is expected to be located next to Hotel Seri Simanggang.
The town square will accommodate the wet and dry market as well as the bus and taxi terminals while several shoplots will also be built here,” he said.
Batang Ai Hydro Electric Complex
Up stream of Batang Ai hydroelectric dam
water intake point with Hydro Electric Complex below
Down stream of Batang Ai hydroelectric dam
Hydro Electric Complex
Jetty and Suspension Bridge of Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park
Batang Ai Hills National Park is 250km from Kuching City with a covering area of 24,040 hectares of rainforest and the artificial lake.
This is Sarawak’s only artificial lake, which stretches up to
The artificial lake now acts as a water dam that feed to the Batang Ai Hydro Electric Complex to generate the electricity for Sarawak’s use.
Batang Ai National Park was gazetted as a protected area in early 1991.
Visitors can take a boat ride upriver from the dam, about an hour’s of boat ride to see beautiful lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, with drooping trees overhanging the rivers.
The rivers are fast flowing, clear and very refreshing. The water level gets quite low during the dry seasons where visitors normally have to help push their boats upstream. Here, the main mode of communication is river transport.
Integrated Fish Cage Culture at Batang Ai Dam
Tilapia grower at Batang Ai Lake
The Batang Ai Integrated Fish Cage Culture Project (Batang Ai I-Cage Project) is a large-scale, technology-focused, sustainable and integrated freshwater aquaculture project.
The project aims to produce high value and quality fresh tilapia fish - bred, hatched, reared, processed and supplied to both local and international markets.
Batang Ai Tilapia Farming
Fried Kueh Tiaw 炒粿條 Sri Aman Rm4.00
The town of Simanggang was established by the White Rajah
in 1849 and served as a fort as well as an administrative centre for the
In 1849, the Raja of Sarawak built a fort called James Fort at the mouth of Skrang River. Few years later in 1853, James fort was attached by Rentap and his follows but failed. Rentap was a warrior from the famous Dayak Skrang tribe.
Jun 1864, that James Fort was shifted to Simanggang because the place was more suitable. The fort that was rebuilt was named after Rani Margaret and was called Alice Fort.
Fort Alice marked the start of development for Simanggang. The first Resident of Simanggang was James Brooke.
At the end of 1973, the town of Simanggang renamed Sri Aman in conjunction with the surrender of the Kalimantan communist. On 21 October 1973, Simanggang was chosen as the place to hold the ceremony for signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the government which was represented by Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Rahman Ya’akub with Bong Kee Chok, the leader of the Communist in Sarawak
Tze Yung Khor Temple
Sri Aman Town
The Pan-Borneo Highway was built in 1986 to link the two East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. As of today, the Pan-Borneo Highway is 93 percent completed, with a remainder of a 50-kilometre missing link from Kalabakan to Serudong.
It begins in the district of Sematan in Sarawak, and passes through Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Limbang, Lawas, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau.
Sri Aman Town is off the Pan Borneo Highway
Between Sabah and Sarawak, the highway passed through two halves of Brunei.
Hosanna Church at Sri Aman - a Catholic Church
Other churches in Bandar Sri Aman
1) St. Luke's Church, Jalan Sabu, Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia The new St Luke’s Church near Munggu Sabun cost RM2.5 million to build.
The first church was gutted by fire on Dec 15, 2002. The new church completed in September 2011.
The new church able to hold 800 people at any one time and it will be a beautiful landmark for this town.
There are 9,000 Anglican worshippers and 16 chapels in Sri Aman town.
The first St Luke’s Church was erected in 1837 at Sabu, some 3 kilometres from the town. In 1937 it was built at the present site of Munggu Sabun .
2) Latter Rain Church Sri Aman
2 Jalan Sabu, Pekan Sri Aman, 95000 Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia
3) St Maria's Church
Jalan Kuching - Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia
4) Sri Aman Methodist Churche 新恩堂
Sing Eng Methodist Church, Sri Aman
Lot 187 Jalan Paya, 95000 Sri Aman, P O Box 50, 95007 Sri Aman
Tel : 083-326245
Fax : 083-322162
Lot 106, Block 2, Club Road, 95000 Bandar Sri Aman, Sarawak.
Tel : 083-323122 083-323211
Room : Rm 63.00 to Rm 84.00 Family Suit : Rm 147.00
Lot 1247 & 1248 Main Bazaar, Sri Aman, Sarawak
Tel: 083-320140, 083-320141
Centrally located with ample parking space.
Cosy environment facing the majestic Batang Lupar.
Plenty of fresh air. Overlooking the ever popular Batang Lupar "Benak".
Air-cond, hot and cold water bathe, coloured TV, VCD and ASTRO available.
Near to bus terminal while coffee shop on the ground floor
serves hot and cold drinks and economy fast food.