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At the junction just before entering Julau Town. Black Pepper statue is on the left side; symbolic of Julau as a Black Pepper District.
At the junction just before entering Julau Town. Black Pepper statue is on the left side; symbolic of Julau as a Black Pepper District.
Nickname(s): Black Pepper District
Julau is located in Malaysia
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°1′0″N 111°55′0″E / 2.01667°N 111.91667°E / 2.01667; 111.91667Coordinates: 2°1′0″N 111°55′0″E / 2.01667°N 111.91667°E / 2.01667; 111.91667
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
 • Ruling party Barisan Nasional
 • Elected representative Y.B. Dato' Joseph Salang Gandum
 • Total 1,703.39 km2 (657.68 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 34,500
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postal code 96600
National calling code +6084734 (local landline only)
Website julaudo.sarawak.gov.my

Julau is a town, and the capital of the Julau District (1703.39 square kilometres) in Sarikei Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. The district population (year 2000 census) was 34,500. The population is dominated by Iban as well as Chinese especially the Fuzhou.


During the rule of Sultanate of Brunei until the White Rajahs dynasty, Julau was one of the places situated inside Kanowit. After Sarawak joined Malaysia on 16 September 1963, Julau was still governed under Kanowit in 3rd Division: Sibu. In the 1970s, the divisions in Sarawak were rearranged and Julau was moved into Sarikei Division, the 6th Division. On 1 April 1973, Julau received a status as Julau District with Pakan as a sub-district of Julau. 29 years later, on 1 March 2002, Pakan was upgraded into Pakan District and no longer administered by Julau District.


  • Nanga Julau KEMAS Kindergarten
  • Nanga Boa KEMAS Kindergarten
  • Ejit KEMAS Kindergarten
  • Bilat KEMAS Kindergarten
  • Meluan KEMAS Kindergarten
  • Entabai KEMAS Kindergarten
  • Methodist Kindergarten
Primary School

The first school was started by Christian Missionaries. After the World War II, a Mission School called Roman Catholic Mission opened publicly in the 1930s. This school is the original of today's Julau St. Alphonsus Primary School or SK St. Alphonsus Julau (Primary School is also known as Sekolah Kebangsaan, SK). In 1951, Julau's Chinese also want to start their own school which then called Julau Yuk Kung Chinese National-type School or SJK (C) Yuk Kung Julau (Chinese National-type School is also known asSekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina, SJK(C)). The following years shows more primary schools are built, they are:

  • Nanga Luau Primary School
  • Nanga Merurun Primary School
  • Kelangas Primary School
  • Nanga Meluan Primary School
  • Nanga Entabai Primary School
  • Lubuk Assam Primary School
  • Tapang Punggu Primary School
  • Nanga Maong Primary School
  • Nanga Ju Primary School
  • Nanga Ensiring Primary School
  • Nanga Jambu Primary School
  • Nanga Serau Primary School
  • Nanga Lasi Primary School
Secondary School
  • Julau National High School or Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Julau (SMK Julau)

In 1966, SMK Julau started its operation in SK St. Alphonsus with only two classrooms. In 1970, SMK Julau moved to a new site which is the current site, Lembah Hilir Sungai Julau. The site was once belonged to Datuk Temenggong Banyang Anak Janting before he sold it to The State Government in 1968. On 22 March 1973, SMK Julau was officially launched by Yang Berhormat Tun Hussien Onn who was the Education Minister at the time.

SMK Julau did not provides any sixth form of secondary education, referred to as "Form 6". Students from Julau who want to continue their study in Form 6 to get a STPM's certificate have to either travel to the school in other districts such as SMK Meradong and SMK Bandar Bintangor by public bus or stay in hostel provided by those schools.

  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Julau No.2

SMK Julau No.2 was built to support the need of Julau people in education especially for those who come from rural area.


  • Julau Health Clinic

Before a clinic was built, Julau people need to go to the nearest clinic available, especially in Kanowit & Sarikei to get their medical needs. Currently, there is only one clinic established in Julau.

Place of Worship[edit]

  • Julau St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
  • Julau Methodist Church
  • Julau Centre Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Luau Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Ejit Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Ayam Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Lijan Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Merurun Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Udur Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nanga Rayah Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Nurul Hidayah Mosque



Public Bus

  • Borneo Almagated Sdn. Bhd

Personal Vehicles

  • Today, most of Julau people have their own personal transportation, such as car, motorcycle and van to travel to their destination.

There are many remote places in Julau that have not reachable yet with land transportation and boat is the only solution for them to go there.

Government & Private Agency Office[edit]

  • Julau District Office
  • Julau Sub-District Education Department
  • Julau District Agriculture Department
  • Julau District Police Station
  • Julau District Health Department
  • Julau District Public Works Department
  • Julau District Information Department
  • Meradong-Julau District Council
  • Julau District National Registration Department
  • Julau District Social Welfare Department
  • Julau Cooperative Development Department
  • Julau District KEMAS Office
  • Julau District Post Office
  • Julau District RELA Office
  • Julau District SESCO
  • Julau District Telekom Malaysia


External links[edit]