Sibuians are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and enthusiastic in services of public interest. Take the recent BCF - and you had seen for yourself how selfless and altruistic they were when it came to concerns for Sibu.
And the Chinese in Sibu are especially strong in clan loyalties. Patrilineal and patrilocal groups of related Chinese are bonded together under clans to serve their respective interests.
Their zeal and bondage in clans have made it possible for clan conferences of world scale to be held in Sibu. The delegates coming here from worldwide double as tourists, indirectly helping Sibu gain popularity as a tourist destination.
This is a very unique aspect of tourism which Sibu is especially doing well.
These qualities of Sibuians are truly our most valuable assets which we should preserve.
If we turn our hospitality, enthusiasm and strength of clan bondage into effective use for tourism development, then we have every reason to be optimistic about Sibu.
The picture shows a group of Dutch tourists in front of Premier Hotel http://www.premierh.com.my/ .
Arriving Sibu on July 29, they are on a 23-day holiday touring Borneo Island.
These German tourists are in Sibu for a one-night stop-over on August 2. They are also touring Borneo Island. The group photograph was taken in the lobby of Premier Hotel.