As you explore the areas around Jalan Rentap, you will find a mixture of terrace houses, semi-detached and bungalows. There are also lower cost flats where people live in close proximity with neighbours with shared staircases (no elevators and hence the highest is 4 storeys).
Then you stumble upon the new basketball stadium (completed 2005) at Jalan Jambu area. That's a long way from downtown to put the new basketball stadium. Competitions and official functions will not have big audience because there's no downtown captive audience like the demolished downtown stadium next to the Civic Centre (old padang). Can anyone confirm that the old basketball stadium had to be demolished to make way for new shops because its land lease was going to expire?
The Jalan Jambu area was busy in the evening with people playing and strolling in the park. Suburbian folks could be seen enjoying makan angin on their motorbikes without helmuts. New and colorful shops were up but they do not have the charm of the old shophouses in downtown.
The end of the paved section of Jalan Rentap ends abruptly but a worn out path has already been beaten. If you proceed straight, you will reach the lower Rejang River which curves around this piece of land. Probably in future, I guess there's will be a jetty, Terminal 3, at this end for loading and unloading goods to and from Tanjung Manis into the light industrial zone in this area. Check out Google Earth's satellite map of Sarikei under label "View" if you can't visualize my explanation.
Is the the end of the road for Jalan Rentap? No, it's just the beginning of the end of the last stretch of Jalan Rentap.