Bekenu

Bekenu (also known as Bekenu Bazaar or Bakenu) is a small fishing town near Miri, in Sarawak, Malaysia.[1] It lies approximately 477.6 kilometres (297 mi) northeast of the state capital Kuching.

Bekenu
Bekenu
Coordinates: 4.05°N 113.85°E / 4.05; 113.85
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)

The town has a few rows of shophouses, a fish market, several places to eat,[2] and a pleasant esplanade.[3] The town square faces the Bekenu river, and many of the shophouses date from the 1930s.[4]

The most serious recent flood in Bekenu was in 1962 when shops were flooded up to the first floor and people had to be rescued by fishermen in rowing boats.[4]

Neighbouring settlements include:

  • Kampung Kuala Satap 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) north
  • Kampung Lusong 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) north
  • Kampung Jangalas 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) northwest
  • Kampung Ajau 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) northeast
  • Kampung Tengah 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) west
  • Kampung Sinop 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) east
  • Kampung Padang 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) north
  • Kampung Sungi Tiris 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) south
  • Kampung Teris 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest

References

  1. "Bekenu, Malaysia". Geonames. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  2. "..my £ife with a cup of 咖啡: 01/04/09 - 01/05/09". 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  3. "Majlis Daerah Subis". 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  4. "Sarawakiana@2: Bekenu : Where traditions remain". Retrieved 2011-01-01.
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