I received news of the fire from Sibu and copied this photo from Steve Ling - a journalists with the United Daily News.
What a sad day ..especially when it is just a few days before Chinese New Year.
Sg. Merah becomes a hive of activity during the Chin Ming /tomb festival when the population here swells a thousand times. Some of the best coffee and kampua mee of Sibu are found here also. It was also the birth place of the Methodist Church in Sibu.
|Photo courtesy of Steve Ling of Sibu....|
|1950's We used to cycle here to buy biscuits and bread for our grandfather who lived about 1 km from this bridge.|
|1930's Methodist Philanthropic Building. Bigger fisher boats could sail up here in those days. during the Japanese Occupation young able bodied men like my father walked across this bridge to built the Sibu Airport. They would start early in the morning in Sibu..most walked barefooted carrying a bungki and a changkul. Those who marched slowly were beaten. Many were so traumatised that they could not say much after this episode of their lives. My father included.|