Sarikei Division includes the Districts of Sarikei, Meradong,
Julau, and Pakan. Located on the Rajang River, the capital of the
Divison is Sarikei town which is accessed by road from Kuching
(416km) and also by sea and river by express boats from Sibu (4
hours). The town is also accessed from Sibu airport by road – a
journey of 62km (via the Lanang Bridge). A network of roads lead
from Sarikei to the towns of Bintangor, Julau and Pakan

- Sarikei Division is the 6th Division of Sarawak and was
formed on 2nd April 1973

- Agriculture is the main economic activity of the Division and
the locals are mostly involved in farming of commodities,
fruits and vegetables

- Sarikei is synonymous with agricultural products

- Sarikei is known to produce seasonal fruits such as durian,
dabai, rambutan which are normally available in the early
and towards the end of the year

- Non seasonal fruits which are available all year round are
pineapple, oranges, pamelo, bananas, guava, water melon

- Sarikei and Bintangor is also famous for its street food
which are available everyday.

- Sarikei’s real claim to fame is its importance as an
agricultural centre; more than 80% of Sarawak’s pepper
production comes from Sarikei Division, and the area is
justly famous for its sweet, succelent pineapples which
thrive in the slightly acidic soil here