May 19, 2016

Sibu Tales : Ship Building

May 19th 2014 by Wong Meng Lei.
The Sibu Foochows are famous for their shipbuilding skills. And this is indeed a Foochow legacy for after all the Foochows of Fujian have been famous for ship building for centuries.

Made in Sibu Express Boat Photo by Wong Meng Lei
Even Admiral Cheng Ho had his ships built by Foochows in Mawei and he set sail form their for all his seven voyages.

Today Sibu produces a special kind of boats , sea worthy too called express boats. They are found in Solomon islands, Sumatra and even Saudi ARabia.

We are really proud of our ship building industry...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ships built in Sibu is now also servicing Tioman, Vietnam, etc.

Ensurai said...

It is always good to know the impact of Sarawakian businesses overseas and especially about Foochow business connections.

thank you.

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