Who says Sarikei has nothing much to offer the tourists besides Sebangkoi Park? At around 3rd mile Repok Road, turn into CTC sawmill. Smile and show off your white pearly to get permission to look around the sawmill (left in the picture). Then head off to snap pictures of silty Sarikei River which has occasional sightings of buaya (crocodile in Malay).
The older wooden bridge for bicyles & pedestrians on the extreme right was built in the 70's and is the oldest bridge across Sarikei River. The bi-directional steel bridge in the middle & left was opened to traffic on Aug, 1990. This supposedly improved housing & light industries in Merudu 摩鲁都. I have not been deep into Merudu across the bridge. If anyone knows what's in there, please comment. School, countryside homes, etc?
The temple on the right has interesting animals left by devotees. You don't have to be religious to visit. Amongst the smell of joss stick fumes and nice architecture, find tortoises (do not pelt the bored creatures with another wishing coin!), snakes, birds and a type of wild civet cat with bushy tail (memories from my visit 4 years ago). Then the star attraction: a monstrous croc that's much bigger than the one in Kuching Aquarium. It was reared from young but I heard that it has escaped! Any crocodile hunter in the house?