Bintangor, Sarawak

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Bintangor
Town
Bintangor is located in Borneo Topography
Bintangor
Bintangor
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°9′56″N 111°38′3″E / 2.16556°N 111.63417°E / 2.16556; 111.63417Coordinates: 2°9′56″N 111°38′3″E / 2.16556°N 111.63417°E / 2.16556; 111.63417
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Division Sarikei
District Meradong
Time zone Malaysian Standard Time (UTC+08:00)
Postal code(s) 96500
Area code(s) 084 (landline only)
ISO 3166 code Part of MY-13
Vehicle registration QR (for all vehicles except taxis)
HQ (for taxis only)
Website www.maradong-julaudc.sarawak.gov.my
Bintangor Town.

Bintangor (formerly known as Binatang) is a town, and the capital of the Meradong District in Sarikei Division, of Sarawak, Malaysia situated along the Rejang River.[1][2] . Bintangor was an express boat services hub connecting between, Sarikei and Sibu town in the 1970s up to the early 1990s. As road connections between these towns became a more prominent mode of transport, the waterway of the town died down.[3]

The town is widely known for its gastronomy,[4] including the "Limau Bintangor" or Bintangor lime, "Bintangor Kampua" and Rojak Bintangor, a dish of fruit and vegetable dish mixed together by special sauce dressing.[5] The nearest city from the town is Sibu, 45 minutes drive via the Pan Borneo Highway.

Education[edit]

Bintangor town has four secondary schools, SMK Meradong, SMK Bandar Bintangor, SMK Kai Chung, and SMK Tong Hua. There are also 32 primary schools, of which 18 are national schools (SK) and 14 are national type schools (SJK(c)). Malaysian Teachers Education Institute (Malay: Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia) Rajang Campus is also situated at about 17 kilometres from Bintangor town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahsiaku. "History of Bintangor". alialmutawali.blogspot.my. 
  2. ^ The Borneo Post. "Bintangor — the sweet and bright pill". theborneopost.com. 
  3. ^ The Borneo Post. "Bintangor town quiet after wharf destroyed". theborneopost.com. 
  4. ^ Ting. "What to eat in Bintangor". arwenskingdom.blogspot.my. 
  5. ^ The Borneo Post. "Bintangor — the sweet and bright pill". theborneopost.com.