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Sibu, Sarawak

Sibu is located at the central region of Sarawak and is the central gateway to the state. Being a port city, the majority of the commercial trading happens in Sibu across the mighty Rejang river at 1,600 kilometres wide. With a population of 163,000 residents, community values are important here. Historical sites, museums and landmarks are well-preserved; a reflection of how significant the past is to the people’s progress today. Core sectors of Sibu are shipping and shipbuilding, oil palm and engineering.

Anedia Kahar
Anedia Kahar 

Head of Business Development & Research

Location

Hemisphere: Eastern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: Malaysia
City: Sibu

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Number of Hotels: 58
Number of Rooms: 900

City Overview

Sibu is located at the central region of Sarawak and is the central gateway to the state. Being a port city, the majority of the commercial trading happens in Sibu across the mighty Rejang river at 1,600 kilometres wide. With a population of 163,000 residents, community values are important here. Historical sites, museums and landmarks are well-preserved; a reflection of how significant the past is to the people’s progress today. Core sectors of Sibu are shipping and shipbuilding, oil palm and engineering.

CVB Overview

Founded in 2006, Business Events Sarawak by Sarawak Convention Bureau is the first Business Events (BE) bureau in Malaysia and is fully funded by the Sarawak Government. It serves as a platform for associations, corporate organisations and government bodies to be connected with the right elements to plan and organise meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Sarawak's 7 Key Focus Areas are Urban Development / Redevelopment, Social Development, Agricultural Development, Environmental Development, Industrial Development (including Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy - SCORE), Service Industry and Digital Economy.

Significant Convention Centres

Sibu has 3 major hotels with 45 meetings rooms in total and a maximum capacity of 1,200 delegates.

Protocol

Most nationalities do not require visas for short social or business visits to Malaysia. Passports are usually stamped for three (3) months. Please visit https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa/types-of-visa.html

Access

Airlines flying to Kuching are Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Airasia, Malindo and Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA)

Accommodation

There are 900 accommodation rooms – both luxury and budget. All accommodations are within the city centre and a short walking distance to shopping malls, convenience shops and eateries. Please visit www.businesseventssarawak.com for our business directory.

Attractions

Sibu Night Market, Sibu Central Market, Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum, Sibu Heritage Centre, Jade Dragon Temple, Bukit Lima Forest Park, Tiger Emperor Temple.

DMC's/PCO's

Sibu has a selection of highly experienced DMCs and PCOs to deliver high-impact and meaningful conventions and post-convention experiences. Visit www.businesseventssarawak.com for our business directory.

Legacy Impact

Our 'Study on Hosting Conventions in Sarawak' provides a detailed look into the economic impact of conventions and its legacy impacts categorised as 4 pillars: Advancing the Field, Community Benefits, Economic Outcomes and Public Policy. Maximise the visibility and impact of your convention with our BESLegacy Programme that provides your convention with extensive local, national and international media coverage.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Construction
Engineering
Oil/Gas/Electricity/Energy
Technology