Tebedu

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Tebedu
Tebedu is located in Borneo Topography
Tebedu
Tebedu
Coordinates: 1°01′00″N 110°22′00″E / 1.01667°N 110.36667°E / 1.01667; 110.36667
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Administrative Division Serian
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)

Tebedu (also known as Tepedu) is a border town in the Serian division of southwestern Sarawak, Malaysia,[1][2] on the Malaysia–Indonesian border. It lies approximately 63.2 kilometres (39 mi) south of the state capital Kuching.

Tebedu is on the main land crossing between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is located along the main road linking Kuching, Sarawak and Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The town on the Indonesian side of the border is Entikong. In 2010, Matrade Sarawak director Omar Mohd Salleh stated that over 90% of Sarawak’s export trade passed through Sungai Tujoh (on the border with Brunei) or through Tebedu.[3]

Most of the town’s inhabitants are indigenous people of the Bidayuh tribe.

Neighbouring settlements include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Mohizah, S. Julia and W. K. Soh (2006). A Sarawak Gazetteer. Kuala Lumpur: Sarawak Forestry Department Malaysia and Forest Research Institute Malaysia. ISBN 983-2181-86-0. OCLC 85818866. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tebedu, Malaysia". Geonames. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Ghaz Ghazali (13 April 2010). "Robust business awaits in W Kalimantan". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 15 January 2011.