Hear ye, hear ye...direct from the journal of Charles Brooke
On 4 January 1856, Sarikei was burnt by Julau Dyaks. "On arriving at the village, we found half of it in ashes, having been burned down by the Dyaks. It was a pretty spot on undulating ground, surrounded by fruits trees."
"Early this year, a force started from Sarawak to erect a fort at Sarikei, 25miles from the mouth of the Rejany (sic)." "The building of the fort was a matter of only a few days" This is not surprising considering that the Sarikei fort was likely similar to other wooden forts.
After reading the page above, click the tab "History of Sarikei" just below the Sarikei Time Capsule header bar to figure out where this fits in. Doesn't it make you proud that Sarikei has such a rich history?