You can find this in Sarikei ! A small town !
Really puts many other bigger towns, especially those in Peninsular Malaysia which is supposedly more advanced, to shame !
Poor governance in the West ?
Sarikei has shown what can be down with some proper management.
Some forest has been destroyed for other development or plantation.
Stop by the road to see this wide plain is very relaxing.
Occasionally, but quite often you can find this kind of modern building out of nowhere on the of roads to other town.
You can find no other housing surround with it standing by the road side alone.
You can find this kind of ferry at some points in sarawak. It take cars, buses, lorries and other transport accross the river.
During festive seasons, you may end up in 8-10 hours queue in waiting for turn to cross the rivers.
Rivers are the major means of transport in sarawak. Some towns can only be accessed by taking boat upstream.
Experience the view along the river.
Many of the Chinese retain their traditional religious beliefs. Many temples around Sarikei testify to that.
Lots of Chinese / Ibans / Melanaus in Sarawak are Christians.
So you can expect to find many nice churches.