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Fiesta Sibu Jaya begins this evening


Borneo Post Online

Some of the fun rides and games that will be featured at Fiesta Sibu Jaya, which kicks off this evening.

SIBU:  A 10-day Fiesta Sibu Jaya to celebrate the pioneering spirit of the 30,000 people of the booming township starts this evening.

According to a press release from Sibu Jaya developer Distrepark Sdn Bhd, Temenggong Datuk Wan Hamid Edruce will officiate at the function at 8pm.

The event will feature a plethora of business activities, fun and entertainment.

Distrepark Sdn Bhd senior manager Eddy Puah said the event is timed to coincide with the school holiday and public holidays on Thursday and Friday.

“But above all, this event is meant as a celebration of the pioneering spirit of the people of Sibu Jaya who built a new life in this township,” he said.

With over 6,000 homes built, Sibu Jaya has become a vibrant township and a focal point for suburban folks from around central Sarawak.

The many shops that operate throughout the week indicates that weekends at Sibu Jaya does not end at 1pm, but stretches late into the afternoon as folks from surrounding townships and towns will throng Sibu Jaya for their weekend shopping.

“Our intention in hosting this event, with the support of our partners and also Sibu Rural District Council, is our way of bringing wholesome and fun activities, apart from business, to the people,” Puah added.

Residents in Sibu town have also been urged to take the opportunity to visit Sibu Jaya if they have not been to this township, which is a mere three-minute drive from Sibu Airport.

“Come and explore residential and commercial opportunities with us in Sibu Jaya. You will be amazed at how much this township has grown.

“In fact, with the implementation of the Masterplan for Sibu Jaya, the township has taken a quantum leap into the future,” he said.

Sibu Jaya is increasingly visible as a modern township with beautifully landscaped roads and public spaces, and as more government agencies take root, it is poised for its next quantum leap, Puah said.

For more details about Fiesta Sibu Jaya or properties in this booming township, all queries can be directed to the Sibu Jaya team at the event site or their office located right in the heart of the township.


Wan Hamid cutting the ribbon to mark the launch of Fiesta SibuJaya in Sibu.

Tribute to SibuJaya residents

SIBU: The people of SibuJaya should rightfully be proud to be the pioneers of this vibrant township, said local community leader Datuk Wan Hamid Edruce.

“Without you, there will not be a SibuJaya.

“Because of you, SibuJaya is growing and thriving,” he said at the launch of Fiesta SibuJaya here.

Wan Hamid said SibuJaya’s development was the vision of Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg when he was the Housing Minister to see the township becoming an award-winning masterplan.

The township had grown by leaps and bounds to become one of the most sought-after residential area, said Wan Hamid.

“I am confident that SibuJaya will continue to grow rapidly and achieve bigger success in the future,” he added.

Town councillor Kong Yii Tee said SibuJaya had truly come along way.

“In the past, many residents hesitated to tell people that they lived in SibuJaya because it was not a prestigious residential area,” she said.

“But now, houses and shops here are highly sought-after.

“These happened through efforts of the Housing Ministry, the Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC), developer and SibuJaya folk.

“There are still many exciting developments to come,” said Kong, who is assigned by SRDC to oversee SibuJaya.

“I am here to serve all the people of SibuJaya, she said.

Kong praised Sibujaya developer Distrepark Sdn Bhd for bringing such a large-scale event to the township.

“Distrepark has proven that they are not just creator of buildings and infrastructure but also builders of homes and a wholesome life,” she said.


One of the games at Fiesta SibuJaya. — ANDY CHUA/The Star

Fiesta celebrates SibuJaya residents

SIBUJAYA: Residents of this booming township is holding a 10-day Fiesta SibuJaya.

The event, launched by community leader Datuk Wan Hamid Edruce yesterday, will feature plenty of business activities, fun and entertainment.

The event is organised by SibuJaya developer Distrepark Sdn Bhd.

Distrepark senior manager Eddy Puah said the event was timed to take advantage of the school holidays.

“The event is mainly to celebrate the pioneering spirit of SibuJaya residents who were impetus to the growth of this township,” he said.

With over 6,000 houses and a population of about 30,000 people, SibuJaya has become a shopping and leisure focal point for suburban folk in the central region of Sarawak.

“With the support of our partners and the Sibu Rural District Council, we hope to be able to bring fun as well as business activities to the people,” Puah said.

The organiser urged Sibu denizens to take this opportunity to visit the township.

“Come explore residential and commercial opportunities with us in SibuJaya.

“You will be amazed at how fast this township has grown,” he said.


‘Make the most of business opportunities in SibuJaya’

SIBU: The booming SibuJaya township is a great place to invest, says Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Dr Gregory Hii.

“All those who believed in this township about 20 years ago, are now reaping the fruits,” he said during his speech on the sixth night of Fiesta SibuJaya.

Dr Hii noted the value of property here had grown in line with the township’s growth to become one of the most sought-after residential areas in Sibu.

Praising the business community in the township for their tenacity and acumen, he said it was time for them to consider coming together as a group.

“I am more than willing to share my experiences and assist the SibuJaya business community form a group that will put them on a better footing to work with the authorities,” said Dr Hii, adding there is strength in numbers.

He added the business community must evolve with changing times.

“You can no longer expect to do things the way you used to,” he said, adding the advent of technology, especially in the field of information technology, has changed the way businesses operate.

Dr Hii said business operators must work with the authorities in order to ensure the SibuJaya township continues to grow.

The Fiesta SibuJaya, which has seen an average nightly turn out of several thousand, is scheduled to end tomorrow with Sibu Rural District Council deputy chairman Robert Lau speaking at the closing ceremony.