Serian Division

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Serian
Official logo of Serian
Divisions of Sarawak
Serian is located in Borneo
Serian
Serian
Coordinates: 1°10′0″N 110°34′0″E / 1.16667°N 110.56667°E / 1.16667; 110.56667Coordinates: 1°10′0″N 110°34′0″E / 1.16667°N 110.56667°E / 1.16667; 110.56667
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
Division Office locationSerian
Local area government(s)Majlis Daerah Serian (MDS)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total90,763
ResidentJonathan Lugoh
License plate prefixQC
Durian, Serian Landmark.

Serian is a town, and the capital of the Serian Division (2,039.9 square kilometres) separated on 11 April 2015 from Samarahan Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located about 40 miles (64 km) from Kuching. Sub-district headquarters towns are Siburan and Tebedu.

The town is known for its durians, which are popularly believed to be the best in Sarawak. This has prompted the Serian District Council to erect a giant monument to this "king of fruits" right in the middle of the market square. However, other monuments such as the tiger and the buffalo statues seem out of place as there are no tigers or buffalos in this district. The town is well connected to its rich hinterland both by road and by water and thus one can find all sorts of jungle produce available in the jungle produce market but lately, most of these produce were brought in from Kalimantan, Indonesia as the price are cheaper.

The district population (year 2010 census) was 90,763.[1] About 65% of the population are Bidayuh. The other main ethnic groups are Iban, Chinese, and Malay.

Geography[edit]

Limestone formations and paddy fields can be seen along the way to Tebedu. Other attraction points of Serian are Gua Tiab Bilanting which is situated at Kampung Pichin and also Bukit Parang which is located at the Sarawak-Kalimantan border.

There are many waterfalls found in Serian District Sarawak. Ranchan Waterfall is the most famous one, located at about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Serian town and is accessible easily by road. Simuja Waterfall is another waterfall can be found in Serian but it was damaged badly by logging activities. It is located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from town. There is no proper road to the waterfall and visitors have to hike 1–2 kilometres (0.62–1.24 mi) from Serian-Sri Aman trunk road to get there.

Tebedu (which renamed Bandar Mutiara recently), located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) away from Serian town on the Indonesia-Malaysia border, is one of only three official land border crossings between Indonesia and Malaysia.

Education[edit]

  • Serian District Education Office (PPD Serian)
  • Serian Teacher Activity Center (PKG Serian)

Primary school[edit]

  • SK Balai Ringin
  • SK Bedup
  • SK Daha
  • SK Engkeroh
  • SK Entayan
  • SK Entubuh
  • SK Gahat Mawang
  • SK Gemang
  • SK Koran
  • SK Krait
  • SK Krangan
  • SK Krusen
  • SK Kujang Mawang
  • SK Kujang Sain
  • SK Lebur/Remun
  • SK Lobang Batu
  • SK Lubok Antu Reban
  • SK Mapu
  • SK Mawang Taup
  • SK Melansai
  • SK Mentu Tapu
  • SK Merakai
  • SK Merbau
  • SK Mubok Berawan
  • SK Parun Suan
  • SK Pangkalan Sorah
  • SK Pati
  • SK Payau
  • SK Plaman Baki/Menaul
  • SK Pridan
  • SK Rayang
  • SK Reteh
  • SK Riih Daso
  • SK Rituh
  • SK Samarahan Estate
  • SK Sangai
  • SK Sebanban
  • SK Semada
  • SK Semukoi
  • SK Sejijag
  • SK Serian
  • SK Sumpas
  • SK Sungai Kenyah
  • SK Sungai Rimu
  • SK Sungai Sameran
  • SK Sungan
  • SK Tanah Merah
  • SK Tanah Puteh
  • SK Tarat
  • SK Tebakang
  • SK Tebedu
  • SK Tema
  • SK Temong
  • SK Tepoi
  • SK Tesu
  • SK Tian Murud
  • SK Triang
  • SK All Saints Plaman Nyabet
  • SK ST Alban Ampungan
  • SK ST Ambrose Panchor
  • SK ST Anthony Kawan
  • SK ST Barnabas Baru
  • SK ST Dominic Pichin
  • SK ST Henry Slabi
  • SK ST John Mantung
  • SK ST John Taee
  • SK ST Jude Bunan
  • SK ST Matthew Lanchang
  • SK ST Michael Mongkos
  • SK ST Norbert Paon Gahat
  • SK ST Patrick Tangga
  • SK ST Philip Bugu
  • SK ST Raymond Mujat
  • SK ST Teresa Serian
  • SJK Chung Hua Serian
  • SJK Chung Hua Bt. 29
  • SJK Chung Hua Bt. 35
  • SJK Chung Hua Bt. 32
  • SJK Sungai Menyan
  • SJK Pangkalan Bedup
  • Sekolah Ayer Manis

Secondary school[edit]

  • SMK Tebakang
  • SMK Tarat
  • SMK Taee
  • SMK Serian
  • SMK Tebedu
  • SMK Balai Ringin

Shopping Malls[edit]

  • H&L Supermarket
  • Everrise (Closed in 2019)
  • UNACO Supermarket
  • Jun Rong
  • Pasar Raya Sin Joon Miaw
  • Le Papa Hypermarket

Other Information[edit]

Serian town is one of the busiest towns, especially during festive seasons. Stores and shops are packed by mainly Bidayuh people returning home from Peninsular Malaysia, abroad or major towns on Gawai and Christmas holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. 35. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

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