Have you ever wondered what that drainage hole next to the Shell petrol station at Wharf Road is? It has an endless stream of water spouting from it. Where does all the water come from? Is it really just a drainage hole but how come the water is flowing non stop?
One anonymous reader wrote before:
"Initially, Sungei Repok was a small canal with a few attap shophouses and later it became a settlement. Finally Sungei Repok was reconstructed and become an underground drainage and on top is our current Sarikei town main road - the Repok Road ....".
Does anyone else have information on this stream called Sungei Repok? Is there any Public Works Department reader in the house that can provide insights with a plan of our drainage system?
In the 1950s-1980s, at the current location of the 1987 Civic Centre was a padang (field) where toads and frogs frolicked and grasshoppers and skinny dragonflies danced to the tunes of nature. There was an unpaved longkang (drain) with kamat (crab) mounds around the soccer field up to the 1970s. During high tide, the Rejang River would fill the drainage system and bring in fishes and snakes. These snakes would occasionally slither into the kitchen of the shophouses facing the padang.
The Rejang River is probably still looking for its long lost Repok River tributary. Cry me a river.