Most Sarikei folks don't go to Bintangor often unless you have relatives, friends or business there. The fake tree trunk benches at the wharf esplanade & pedestrian mall look like they are from the same contractor that did the Sarikei esplanade. Pretty well done with low maintenance needed. The government office block has a nice Malay staircase that you can still find in Malacca kampung's (villages in Malay). The nice park is 3 mins drive from town & is worth a visit.
The government must have gone through a creative process to select the new name for Binatang. Bintangor is a nice replacement, much better than, say, Orange. There's nothing wrong in naming a town after a fruit, especially if it's the town's icon. e.g. Disneyland USA is located in Orange County. However, it would sound strange in Malay to call the denizens of Orange as orang Orange, wouldn't it?