There's this hawker centre behind the Bank Road bus terminal which I shall call the Rejang Hawker Centre. The one with the Merdeka Park in front of it shall be named Merdeka Hawker Centre. Do they have official names, anyone?
The ground floor has small shops at the front and the back is like a small wet market with fresh seafood, salted seafood, vegetables and food stuff stalls. The first floor has two sides of food hawkers - Malay on one side and Chinese on the other side. These hawkers are popular amongst natives and rural folks who come to downtown for a day trip and for a last minute bite before going on the bumpy bus rides. I have never eaten there before. Does anyone know any famous stalls in there that serve great food?
The hawker centre was opened on 14th April 1981. This date is key because it helps to identify the year of old aerial pictures of Sarikei. The official opening plaque is riddled with swallows' droppings and it's a wonder that the scrap metal thieves didn't steal this (probably because it's glued to the wall). The scrap metal thieves had stolen the plaque of the clock tower, some road signs (eg: Jalan Masjid Lama road sign near the traffic lights) and some decorative spheres of the Repok Road railings.
I don't know what else to write about this hawker centre so I'm going downstairs where it's wet, wet, wet and more thrill for the senses.