Sungei Meradong bridge along the Sarikei-Bintangor Pasi/Peta Road - 2006
Bintangor bird's eye view - 2005 (source: Beetelgeuse.blogspot.com)
Bintangor 民丹莪 is part of the 6th Division of Sarawak of which Sarikei is the capital. Bintangor is likely named after the Bintangor tree, correct? It was formerly known as Binatang (animal in Bahasa Malayisa) so Bintangor must have been a tropical jungle in the old days with wild animal sightings. The name was changed in 1984.
The new ferry service across Nyelong River in 1987 cut short the distance between Sarikei & Bintangor by 12km compared to the older road system. After you have crossed the Nyelong River, the straight Pasi/Peta Road will pass thru the Pasi-Selidap areas of agricultural land, Chinese countryside houses and Iban longhouses. Then out of the blue, you will see this pretty-in-red Sungei Meradong bridge. Ta da! Before you have warmed your seat, Bintangor beckons. Stayed tuned for next episode of the amazing Bintangor orange that's more than a mouthful.