The culture of Sibu has evolved greatly over the millennia, from James Brooke's White Rajah, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from indigenous local, Chinese and Malays.
Heaven for locally grown vegetables and sea food to top that various kinds of chillie padi and local habanero chillies that will make this market so unique. Specialy if your in to bizarre food you can always find it there.
Everyone knows noodles and rice but there’s a whole lot more to Sibu food than that. From the exquisite to the downright bizarre but still very tasty.
It is a loose term for over 200 riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups, located principally in the central and southern interior of Borneo, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory and culture, although common distinguishing traits are readily identifiable.
Chinese immigrants arrival in 1900 at Sibu. The great majority of this group of people are descendants of those who arrived between the early 19th century and the mid-20th century.
The epic literature, the Malay Annals, associates the etymological origin of "Melayu" to Sungai Melayu ('Melayu river') in Sumatra.