Friday, March 25, 2016

訪問詩巫,必參觀的景點 the MUST visit places while in Sibu (2016 edition)

gigantic "Central Market" --- considered the largest and most crowded central market in Malaysia.
it's jungle produce market, is where the treasures are.
most crowded time, will be Saturday & Sunday morning. come early, to see for yourself.
超巨型中央市場,號稱最國最大,最擁擠的市場.
它的森林產品市場,更是遊人必探密和大開眼界的地點.
最熱閙的時間是週末早晨.親自身歷其間,就知道所言不虛.



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Sibu Heritage Centre, situated in the central of the town, in the old building of Sibu Municipal Council, at Central Road.
knowing Sibu, discover its history, this is the place.
訪問詩巫,必參觀的景點之一: 詩巫文化遺產中心.
座落在市中心,詩巫市議會舊大樓內,這里是認識詩巫的開始.


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Sibu Pasar Malam, at Market Road, a stone throw away from the Central Market. open nightly, from 6pm onwards, when the sky darken gradually, you will find hawkers busy doing their business.
stop at their stalls, and see how they prepare foods for their customers.
詩巫夜市場,傍晚6時開始,馬克律這一個方向開始熱鬧起來,小販陸續展開營業.華燈初上時,是拍照的最好時機,夜幕低垂下,停下腳步,看他們如何準備食物供應予顧客.
這里,每周7天都開放.



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Sibu Wharf & Express boats Terminal.
everyday, you will find this place full of activities, labourers carry goods on their shoulders to the cargo vessels, passengers on and off the express boats, now mostly traveling up-river to Song, Kapit, Belaga. another express has a daily trip to Kuching, and vice-versa.
this is the most important river transport point in the whole Malaysia. you can be sure, you will not find any other place in the country like this wharf.
快艇和貨運碼頭.每天,在這里可以看到熱鬧的河岸活動.貨運工人,忙碌的搬送貨品上下內河貨輪.絡繹不絕的搭客,上下快艇.
詩巫是馬來西亞最主要的內陸水上交通中樞.由這里,可乘搭快艇走拉讓江上游的桑鎮,加帛市,以及布拉甲.每天也有一趟詩巫直透古晉的快艇.



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Tua Peh Kong Temple. the temple is by the riverside, oversee the Rajang River, at the confluence of Rajang & Igan River.
one can easily see the pagoda of the temple from far away, especially in a boat.
the seven storeys pagoda, is one of its kind in this area.
every three years, the temple will hold a grand scale procession in commemorate the birthday of "Tua Pek Kong". this year, it will fall on the 5th of May.
詩巫永安亭大伯公廟,座落在兩河交滙的地點,大伯公廟俯視著拉讓江和伊干江.遠近都很容易看到七層樓高的觀音塔,一個詩巫著名的地標.



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Jubli Park (Jubilee Park) is away from Sibu Town, at Jalan Quarry Road, off Jalan Teku.
this has been the best Recreational Park for Sibu people. above the park, on top of Bukit Aup (Aup hill), is the land mark of Sibu, which is the highest point of this town. an wooden tower was constructed of this purpose. there is an observation tower, suspension bridge, a few ponds, big area of park and recreational ground. nice place for outing.
the Iban people living nearby, treat this hill as their holy land, which they buried their ancestors on top of the hill. until today, occasionally, they still perform simple traditional ritual on this place.
石山禧慶公園.這座離開詩巫市中心的公園,曾是這個市鎮最早,最受歡迎的一座公園.
這里也是詩巫的最高點標誌所在地點,公園背後的阿越山(Bukit Aup),曾是人們郊遊和野餐的首選.至今,高頂仍有提供燒烤設備.
過去,鄰近的伊班長屋居民,曾把這座山頂做為他們祖先的埋葬地,因此,至今不時仍在山頂舉行簡單和傳統的祭拜儀式.



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Sibu Sunday Market, a place every one likes, can be seen every where in Malaysia.
Sibu Sunday Market opens every week ends, Saturday early morning is usually the most crowded time.
it is at Jalan Pedada, not far from town centre, across Sibu Gateway.
詩巫週日市集.一個全馬來西亞皆看得到的市場,也是廣受歡迎的週末市場.詩巫是在周六和周日開放.周六清晨6時半左右,是最熱鬧的時候.欲享受周日市集的熱潮,那是最好的時間,也是人人皆能好好享受的一段時間,既未開工,也不必趕去那里.
價廉物美,是周日市集到處受歡迎的主因.



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Wong Nai Siong Garden, a small piece of land to pay respect to the leader of the Foochow migrants over a century ago, for bringing their fore fathers to this place.
they came in 1901, three groups all together 1,118 persons, mostly Foochow, including some women and children, and other dialects , to settle and open up the "wilderness" of Sibu to present state.
the garden is by "Sungai Merah", the "red" river flowing along the small settlement of the same name, around 5km outside of Sibu town.
乃裳公園,距離詩巫市約5公里,是黃乃裳1901年期間,率領三批1,118名中國移民,多為福州人,以及一些婦孺,前來這里墾荒.
這個地點是新珠山,在一條"紅河"旁.





Wednesday, March 16, 2016

衛理公會歷史文物館 增添劉家洙大宅模型 big wooden house by the Rajang River in 1924

福州墾場僑長劉家僑接近百年前建造的巨型大宅,其模型也是建造得非常細緻,盡量模仿原貌設計而成.
 劉家洙大廈當年建成時所拍下的歷史性圖片.
劉家洙模型大宅工匠許開遠(左),將完成的模型屋移交予衛理公會歷史文獻部主席劉會達牧師接領時,與蘇慈安牧師,師母,劉邦訓伉儷,衛理公會文字事業部幹事黃孟禮,以及衛理公會泗里街教區歷史文獻執行會訪員等同合影.
遠道而來的泗里街衛理公會歷史文獻執行會一行訪員,在許開遠的解說下,參觀衛理歷史文物展覽館之影.
劉家洙大宅邊側景觀.
劉家洙公子,88歲劉邦訓老校長,講述當年他在這間拉讓江巨宅出生和生活情況,感觸良多.

a big mansion, built by the then Foochow leader Lau Kah Tii, situated by the bank of Rajang River in 1924, was one of the biggest house during the time.
the house was meant for his family members, and those first comers of the Foochow migrants, who have yet any where to go, nor any place to stay.

衛理公會泗里街教區歷史文獻執行會一行人,於2016年3月12日抵訪參觀之時,也是衛理歷史文物館接領了一座巨型模型---福州人墾場僑長劉家洙當年座落在拉讓江畔的巨大住宅模型.
這座於1924年建造的大宅,屋身長96呎,闊48呎,高達40呎的木屋,可以說是當年座落在拉讓江畔,今日西岸鄉區的一間最巨型民宅.由於它的建築宏偉,手工的精細,令這座屋子成為獨一無二的巨型民宅.
除了建築之宏偉,它的存在,實際上不僅僅是提供僑長劉家洙一家人的屋所,它還兼具了為當年初臨拉讓江,以福州人為主的中國南遷墾民,提供一處臨時棲身之所.在這些墾民尚未獲得分配土地,或未能及時完成本身棲身之所之前的停歇處.
當年這座耗資越幣2萬元的豪宅,是專程聘請中國名匠劉雲年,劉邦暖共同建造,花費兩年時間始建成.這座大宅也分成三個部份,即正宅,橫厝,及廚房,共有18個房間.這里除了居住之用,也提供民間仲裁所,以及私墊之用.
時間的流逝,地方的發展,時局的演變,在大量鄉人口外移情況下,上世紀80年代,它完成了歷史的使命,被空置多時之後被拆除.
2016年已屆88高齡的劉家洙兒子,劉邦訓在憶及陳年往事,面對故居模型重現眼前時,含著淚水,語帶哽咽的緬懷說道,看到這座祖屋令想起當年父母養育之恩.
他也感謝主,在祂的帶領下,使他們一家人,過去,現在,都蒙祂的恩典,才有這個好的機會事奉主.
他說,這間屋子於1924年建成之後,於1929年,他才在這里出生.
他記得父親非常嚴厲,對他們管教很嚴格.每周一,一定前往市區做生意,周六才回家.那一天,孩子們又怕又歡喜.歡喜,是因為一周不見父親,終於又可以見面.害怕,則是一周內是否有做錯甚麼事,現在就是"算賬"的時候.
堂伯公是他們一周的管家,會當面向父親報告過去一周所發生的事.如果需要處罰,就要面對鞭打之苦.當年之處罰,今日可能有不同的詮釋和看法,卻是對他們的一種管教.
他也對模型屋工匠許開遠的手工表達感激之情,將劉家洙大宅原型展現在大家眼前.

      蘇慈安:向神獻上感恩

衛理公會砂拉越華人年議會會長蘇慈安牧師,在見證劉家洙大宅模型屋移交儀式上說,也看了這間巨宅的模型,感受到上帝確實是偉大的上帝,1924年那個劉家洙來到這個地方,怎麼會想得出建造一間這座,而且又是這麼美,擁有18個房間的屋子.
他說,這令他想到,這是上帝給的智慧.
他說,當時這一班墾民來到這里的時候,他們這種勞苦,耕田,做生意,建這麼大的屋子,可見是要養很多的人.這是不簡單的事.現在我們生養兩三個孩子,已是吃不消了.試想當時他們是多麼的勞苦.但是,不管他們在信仰上,家教上,在事業上都有成,應受到今日我們對這些先賢先聖致以敬意.
他也對模型屋工匠許開遠,指他具備上帝給他的智慧.也謝謝他讓大家明瞭,尋求主幫助的重要.今天我們每一個人都學習到這樣一個功課,大家都應獻上感恩.