Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sibu home to myriad of colourful cultures

SIBU: The largest town in Central Sarawak, Sibu, known for many of its historical sites, natural attractions as well as the flora and fauna, is also home to a myriad of colourful people and cultures.

The Ibans, the largest of the 26 ethnic groups in Sarawak and formerly known as the Sea Dayaks during the colonial era, are one of the indigenous people of Sibu.

Other ethnic groups, including the Melanau, Malay, Kayan, Kenyah, Punan, Kelabit, Saban, Sekapan, Lun Bawang and other smaller groups, which are collectively known as the Orang Ulu, are also found here, exhibiting their own unique identities and cultures.

The Chinese community, who live mostly in the towns, adds to the culture and lifestyle of the people of Sarawak.

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