Monday, August 27, 2007

View - Aerial view of Sarikei and Bintangor 2003



Sarikei Aerial view, 2003.
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Source: Jim


We take a break from History posts to bring you a bird's eye view of Sarikei and Bintangor. Pictures courtesy of Sarikei blogger, Jim, who's working in South America (I think). The clouds added a new dimensions to the other aerial views that had been posted before (Click "view" label below). The 2 towns played hide and seek among cotton clouds. In these pictures, less is more.

Quiz time:
Q1: Name the 3 rivers bordering Sarikei downtown.
A1: Sarikei River (left), Rejang River (top, mother of all rivers) and Nyelong River (right). Don't be too happy. This is just a warm up question.



Sarikei Aerial view, 2003
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Source:
Jim


Q2: Name the road parallel to Nyelong River that eventually connects back to Repok Road at the junction of Jalan Murudu-Meradong (CTC sawmill area) and SMK Bandar school?
A2: Meranti Road. (How many of you got this right?)


Sarikei Aerial view, 2003
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Source: Jim


Q3: Name the road in bewteen (and parallel to) Jalan Repok and Jalan Meranti?
A3: Jalan Getah (Remember that rubber was one of the reasons why Sarikei thrived)


Sarikei Aerial view, 2003
Find Sarikei (just next to the plane).
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Source:
Jim


Q4:
Name the road after the bridge across Sarikei River that serves the new residential areas and the new Hospital.
A4: Jalan Rentap (Beeeeep! (Buzzer sound). Most of you failed.)


Bintangor Aerial view, 2003
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Source: Jim


Q5: Is Bintangor further away than Sarikei from Rejang River mouth at South China Sea?
A5: Yes. You travel upstream from Sarikei to Bintangor before reaching Sibu, Kanowit, Song and Kapit.


Bintangor Aerial view, 2003
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Source: Jim


Q6: Sarikei was formerly governed under Bintangor? True of false?
A6: True. In the early 1900s. Bintangor downtown was developed earlier than Sarikei. See History section.


Bintangor longhouse settlement. Aerial view, 2003
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Source: Jim


Q7: Name the river to the right of the Bintangor town. Rejang River is at the top.
A7: I don't know. Please tell me.


Analysis:
6-7 correct: Hard core Sarikei fanatic.
4-5 correct: Knows Sarikei beyond Repok Road.
2-3 correct: Knows Sarikei beyond pineapples.
1 correct : Knows Sarikei beyond kampua.
0 correct : Knows Sarikei from home to school and back.

4 comments:

Daniel Yiek said...

I took a break from History posts because it's difficult to write the next phase of Sarikei's history after 1955. It's a colorful piece of history. Still researching. Maybe you will see it in the next post.

Daniel Yiek said...

It just struck me that Jalan Rentap is named after Panglima Rentap, a famous Iban freedom fighter that fought James Brooke in major battles in 1857, 1858 and 1861 at Bukit Sadok, Ulu Layar, in Betong division.

He died of old age in the 1870s in Ulu Wak, Julau, Sarikei division, 30 minutes on foot from his longhouse.

Kanga said...

Daniel,
By way of your 'analysis' table, I am between kampua & pineapples. I like them both. Perhaps I should have paid more attention to road names when I am in Sarikei rather than looking for things to eat!

Daniel Yiek said...

Kanga,
;-)

By the way, I believe Jalan Meranti is named after a type of tropical lowland rainforest trees with two-winged fruits. Meranti is important for timber trade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meranti

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