yelong River used to the neglected child of Sarikei compared to the mighty Rejang River. If you had not been to that part of Sarikei for one year plus, you would not have noticed that Nyelong River had blosoomed from an ugly duckling into a swan under a government plan to beautify the area. Above are scenes not seen by folks that have not gone up Sarikei's tallest building, the newer Sarikei District Council building and the only building with lifts.
Sarikei Nyelong Esplanade 2007.
Find the Sarikei pineapple logo on the rail.
Picture 1 showed that there was only 1 ferry for the Bintagor crossing in 2002. With 2 ferries, how do you avoid collision? Well, 0ne goes left and the other goes right. The ferry going against the current has to use its motor power and then wind down its power to let the river current sweep it to its jetty, roughly like a V-shaped route. Fluid dymanics, anyone? I think the current flows downstream from Nyelong Park to Rejang River (East to West in the picture), correct?
Sarikei Nyelong Esplanade 2007
Laying of granite in progress.
Does anyone know whether the Nyelong River Esplande has officially opened as it was still under construction in Feb 2007? It was impressive. Attention to details could be seen in the Sarikei Pineapple logo in the custom designed railings, modern lightings, zen inspired spheres and squares, 3 rest pavilions, benches, dustbins, well pruned shrubs and landscaping. This type of new initaive built on empty land is welcomed by Sarikei deninzens but not those type where heritage icons are torn down to build new shops.