Kapit Tourist Attractions IS a mixture of Nature and Culture Attractions in Kapit Division…Sarawak

Kapit tourist attractions are scattered throughout the vast hinterland of Kapit Division, which is the largest of the administrative division of Sarawak. Kapit can be reached by express boat from Sibu, Sarawak.Kapit Division is located in the Central region of Sarawak; bordering Kalimantan, Indonesia, consists of 3 districts namely Kapit, Song, and Belaga, and 2 sub-district namely Nanga Merit, and Sungai Asop.


Kapit which is the commercial and administrative center of Kapit Division is a bustling upriver town. The 19th.Century Fort Sylvia, named after the  Rani Sylvia Brooke wife of Raja Charles Vyner Brooke was built in 1925. In the 1960's, it housed the Kapit District office and the District court. In 1973, Kapit district was named the Kapit Division, the Fort has then housed the District Office. At present, the Fort housed the Tun Jugah Foundation 's mini-museum and handicraft.

The Civic Centre Museum housed an interesting set of exhibits on the ethnic groups of the Rejang Basin is also worth a visit. For an evening stroll, the Lake Garden is the place to be. Hock Leong Tieng Temple, Kapit is one of the oldest heritage buildings in Kapit division. Based on the historical record, the temple was built in the year 1898. The temple which is strategically located overlooking the mighty Rejang River has become one of the popular Kapit tourist attractions. Tereseng Market, the Hock Keong Tieng Temple is another tourist attraction in Kapit town. The market which opens from 6.00am to 6.00p.m sells local jungle produce, freshwater fish, and local handicrafts.

There are also several Iban Longhouses near Kapit town and also upriver along the Mighty Rejang River and its tributaries. 10km from Kapit town is Rumah Seligi, which is well known for its tattoo artiest. Rumah Lulut located on the Sungei Tisa has a homestay program offering both traditional and modern longhouse accommodation. Rumah Garie which is famous for its Pua Kumbu is located on the Sungai Kain. Rumah George is located further up the Pelagus Rapids and Rumah Pengulu Jampi on the Baleh River. The very traditional Rumah Bangkong is located on Mujong River.

The small riverine town of Song is the jump-off point for visitors going to Iban Longhouses along the Katibas and Bangkit rivers.Further upriver is Belaga town, which is the last trading post on the Rejang River, are popular start off points among tourists who choose to visit the Kayan and Kenyah Longhouses upriver.


There several accommodation in Song, Kapit and also Belaga. In Song town, you can find Capital Hotel, Katibas Inn, Mersa Inn, and Sukaramai Inn; among others. There are more accommodations choices in Kapit town, resort-style, medium, and budget hotels. Among them is Fully Inn, Hiap Chiang, Rejang Hotel located at Jalan Temenggong Jugah.Greenland Inn, New Rejang Inn is located at Jalan Teo Chow Beng and Hotel Meligaiis located at Jalan Airport, Kapit.Upriver at Belaga Town, among cheap and comfortable accommodations are Bee Lian Inn, Belaga Hotel, Sing Soon Hing Hotel, and Sing Soon Huat Hotel. Planing to visit Kapit, check out your accommodation choice here.


Kapit tourist attractions are centre around culture and eco-tourism with a number of yearly event being organised to attract more tourist to Kapit.

You might like these

Have your say about what you just read! Leave us a comment in the box below. Your views are valuable to us, but Sarawak Vacation Destinations kindly requests that comments be deposited in suitable language, or we will be forced to withdraw them from the site.