Sri Aman is a town, and the capital of the Sri Aman District (2323. 7 square kilometers) in Sri Aman Division, Sarawak, east Malaysia. Sri Aman Division is one of the eleven administrative divisions in Sarawak, east Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the Island of Borneo. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and The district population (year 2000 census) was 66,500, with an ethnic composition of 62. 2% Iban, 22. Iban History See also Iban history The origin of the name Iban is a mystery although many theories exist 4% Malay, 14. Malays (Melayu are an Ethnic group of Austronesian peoples predominantly inhabiting the Malay Peninsula, the east coast of Sumatra, the coast 1% Chinese, and 0. Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. 6% Bidayuh. Location Predominantly Bidayuh areas are Lundu, Bau, Penrissen Padawan, and Serian.
Sri Aman is also called Bandar Sri Aman（斯里阿曼）, and was formerly known as Simanggang（成邦江）. A market town and port on the Lupar River （鲁巴河）about halfway between Kuching and Sarikei, it is situated in one of the few major agricultural areas of Sarawak. Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. Sarikei is a town and the capital of the Sarikei District (985 square kilometers in Sarikei Division, Sarawak, east Malaysia. It is a trade center for timber, oil palm, rubber, and pepper. Lumber or timber is Wood in any of its stages from felling through readiness for use as structural Material for Construction, or The oil palms ( Elaeis) comprise two species of the Arecaceae, or palm family Black pepper ( Piper nigrum) is a flowering Vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its Fruit, which is usually dried
Sri Aman is famous for its Benak or tidal bore. A tidal bore (or just bore, or eagre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves of water that travel The tidal bore comes in from the river mouth and roils and churns and fills up the river very rapidly in the course of about 10 minutes. The wave crest is typically from 2 to 3 meters high. This is one of the few places in the world where this phenomenon happens on such a large scale. There is a timetable at the river which has the time and dates for when the tidal bore will occur, but the really big ones occur only a couple of times a year. The author Somerset Maugham almost lost his life at Simanggang during one of these tidal bores, and commemorated the event in his short story Yellow Streak. William Somerset Maugham, CH ( January 25 1874 &ndash December 16 1965) was an English Playwright,
Sri Aman is also a gateway for tourists to the Batang Ai National Park, and cultural tours to the Iban longhouses along the rivers. Batang Ai National Park is located in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak, in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. In Archaeology and Anthropology, a long house or longhouse is a type of long narrow single-room building built by peoples in various parts of the world
After defeating the last of the major Iban chieftains, Rentap, in 1861, Rajah Charles Brooke built Fort Alice in 1864 as a defensive structure controlling the Lupar River. Rentap or Libau (died 1863) was a famous Dayak ( Iban) warrior in Sarawak, Malaysia during the Brooke White Charles The Rajah of Sarawak GCMG ( Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke) ( June 3 1829 – May 17 1917) born Charles It was built entirely of ‘belian’ (ironwood) timber with thick walls to withstand attacks. All of the original structure remains mostly intact, but in extremely dilapidated and run down condition. It is sadly in need of restoration work. s