Malaysian First Day Covers - River Transportation In Sarawak - 26 May 2016
Sarawak has a total of 55 navigable rivers with a combined length of 3, 300 km in an area of 124, 450 sq. km. Of all the rivers in Sarawak, the Rejang is the most important as it serves many communities up and down. It is also the largest in Malaysia, with a length of 773 km long and navigable up to 567 km. Sibu the largest town along the river is the busiest riverine port. Many forms of river transport have been used throughout the ages in Sarawak to serve the people and their goods. Shown here are 4 types of boats used in Sarawak and they are Longboat, Express Boat, Ferry Boat and Bamboo Raft.