The Kenyah and Kayans were already subdued and made their peace with the Rajah.
In a way Marudi controlled the development of the Baram from that time onwards. Most government affairs were conducted from Fort Hose.
When the Chinese arrived a bazaar was built up next to the river side a little below Fort Hose which stood magnificiently on a little hill overlooking the "entrance" of the river . Any enemy coming up the Baram could be sighted easily. As was the practice of the Brooke Regime...two canons were strategically placed facing the river mouth. Those two canons are still under the Fort today but they are not facing the river. So in a way they are "retired" from service. Now they are pointing towards the back road that leads up to the Fort.
What is Marudi famous for nowadays? It really depends on what interests you. If food is your interest then Marudi is famous for three things : Char Kueh Tiaw Marudi Style. Marudi Bread (a remnant of the White Colonial Days). Tapah Fish.
|Specially fried fresh deer meat with a frantastic wine sauce.|
|This is the secret of the Marudi fried kueh tiaw - fat rice noodles which are lovingly hand made. Only two families make them in Marudi I heard.|
|Another dish from Marudi - dry fry bee hoon with Ikan Bilis topping.|
|Wet style Marudi Kueh Tiaw with sea food. and vegetabls.|
You have not been to Marudi if you haven't tried Marudi Kueh Tiaw.