The first Sibu ice factory was started by Rev James Hoover who brought in American ice making technology.
So I do remember how the iceblocks were made and sold to the boats which were tied up at the jetty or Doh Tau.
Today many coffee shops still make their own ice blocks in the same way. However edible ice (Atlas and Borneo Edible) are newer companies with better technology. People are lucky nowadays. In the past before 1950 in Sibu any one who wanted to buy ice had to have a paddle boat to collect their ice from Hua Hong factory.
Recently I spent a very interesting two day working holiday in Marudi and enjoyed getting to know the businesses there. This one is run by a group of young people who are innovative and forward looking!!
This is one of their desserts...very cold and refreshing for a hazy and dusty day morning in Marudi. The menu is quite long and you can be spoilt for choice.
|Shaved ice with dollops of palm sugar....|
My friends enjoying Angry Bird!!! And the shop was very pleasant for friends to meet up and chat. Being small it was not really that noisy with loud customers.
|Sinful Ice cream (their own original recipe) and orange topping. Very citrus-y...|