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Kanowit Town 加拿逸
Kanowit Town
加拿逸
Kuching 334 Km
Sibu 54 Km

From Sibu to Kanowit is 45 minutes by land transport or an hour by express boat.
 

From Kanowit to Sibu is 45 minutes by landtransport and an hour by boat.
Kanowit is a town and the capital of a districtof the same name, located within the Sibu Division, Sarawak, east Malaysia,comprising 2,253.5 square kilometers. As of 2010, Kanowit's population is28,985.
It is built on the mouth of Kanowit River at thebank of Rajang River, approximately 174 kilometers from the coast of South ChinaSea.
The main ethnic groups are Iban, Chinese, Malay,and Melanau.
The town takes its name from the Kanowit, a Melanau ethnic group called Rajangby the Ibans.
The language is still spoken. There still aresome Kanowit people living in the Kanowit area. However, the language is doomedto extinction.
The village where Kanowit people live is known as Kampung Bedil, a short trip byboat up the Rajang River from Kanowit town.


Kanowit in the early 1970s and in 2015
Kanowit in the early 1970s and in 2015

 

Kanowit looking toward the river front.
Kanowit looking toward the river front.


Church of St. Francis Xavier, Kanowit

Pusat St. Joseph
St. Joseph Retreat Centre

St Joseph Retreat Centre, Kanowit

加拿逸聖約瑟避靜中心

Paroki Kanowit
Address : P O Box 4, 96707 Kanowit, Sarawak
Tel : 084-753617
Fax : 084-752141
Rector : Rev Fabian Kong
Assistant Rector : Rev Philip Obaso
Weekday Masses : 6:00 pm Mon to Fri (E/Iban)
6:30 pm Sat (E/C)
Sunday Masses : 7:15 am (E), 9:15 am (Iban)
Pusat St Joseph Retreat Centre
Contact Person : Ms Theresa Lim


Kanowit River
Kanowit River

Above image location is just 5 minutes walk from Kanowit town center along the Kanowit river front.
 


Confluence of Kanowit River and Rajang River
Confluence of Kanowit River and Rajang River


Kanowit town is located at confluence of Kanowit River and Rajang river.
Kanowit town is located at confluence of Kanowit River and Rajang river.
Rajang river is 563 km to the South China Sea, making it the longest river in Malaysia.
 


Budget Hotel Accommodation
Kanowit 加拿逸酒店


Kanowit Town has only two hotels. Both are just opposite the jetty.
Kanowit Jetty is where express from Sibu disembark.
 

Harbour View Inn (豪景大酒店) Harbour View Inn (豪景大酒店)
Address : No 63 2nd Floor Jalan Kubu 96700 Kanowit
Tel : (+60)84-753199/88 Non-English speaking

Opposite the express terminal. Shower heaters and air conditioners are functioning. But no WiFi

Rm 60.00
Rm 70.00
Kanowit Hotel (加那逸(冷气)旅社) Kanowit Hotel 加那逸旅社
Address : No 59 Jalan Kubu 96700 Kanowit P.O. Box 54, 96707
Tel : (+60)84-752155/202 Chinese speaking
Rm 56.00
Rm 60.00

PLACES OF INTEREST in
KANOWIT TOWN 加拿逸
 

Fort Emma

Kanowit main landmark is Fort Emma, a 19th Century Brooke Era wooden fort.

This fort is the only historical site left by the British administration in Kanowit. It is located on a small hill overlooking the Kanowit River and the town.

Water Front of Kanowit

With nothing else to see in Kanowit, the best sight seeing is walking along the riverside from town or up the Telecom Hill or Bukit Memaluh Hill. You can see interesting longboats with gentle people from longhouses upstream.

 


Following is schedule of express boats which you may find useful for travelling plan of your journey

Vessel (From Sibu to Kapit vis Kenowit and Song)
ETD
(Sibu)
ETA
(Song)
ETA
(Kapit)
Asian Vision
0545
0745
0845
Success Vision
0615
0815
0915
Wah Wah No.3
0700
0900
1000
Sarawak Boleh 168 (Direct)
0730
-
1015
Khai Kiong Express
0830
1030
1130
Kapit Boleh 268
0930
1130
1230
Bahagia 2002
1000
1200
1300
Husqvarna Kita
1045
1245
1345
Wawasan Kapit
1145
1345
1445
Sibu Boleh 168 (Direct)
1230
-
1515
Public Express 95
1300
1500
1600
Bahagia 2020
1345
1545
1645
Good Success 818
1430
1700
1815

Ice Kacang 紅豆冰 Kanowit Rm2.00Porridge (Gruel) 肉粥 Kanowit Rm3.50
Ice Kacang 紅豆冰 Kanowit Rm2.00
Porridge (Gruel) 肉粥 Kanowit Rm3.50
Antarctic Cold Storage Co.南冰洋冷藏 The only shop that sells ice kacang

Chinese Temple
Hock Ann Teng Temple 加那逸福安亭


59 Jalan Kubu, 96700 Kanowit, Sarawak, Malaysia
砂拉越 加那逸福安亭 Hock Ann Teng Temple, Kanowit

Kanowit Hock Ann Teng Temple, Chinese Temple at Kanowit River mouth.
 


Kanowit Riverfront
Kanowit Riverfront


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