The first car in Sibu was probably the car which was driven by the District Officer, or the Resident.
No one now had ever seen it. It must have been 1920's when the first car arrived.
But the stories were amusing and of course awesome.
There were also no photographs of cars of those days in Sibu.
For example, how did my father learn to drive in the 1940's. Who did he learn from? Did he learn to drive in Kuching?
Here is an amusing story: When the first car was driveng by the D.O. people were scared that they would be knocked down and die and instant death.
So many people then, walking along the road woud jump into the bushes whenever they heard the car coming towards them or from behind.
An uncle remarked "We were young then. It did not matter if the bushes were thorny. We wanted to save our lives!! When the car passed, we would heave a sigh of relief and mind you, our hearts were really beating fast. We were scared to death!!"