The town of Kapit is the capital of the Kapit District in the Kapit Division, Sarawak, east Malaysia on the south bank of the Rajang River. It is the vibrant commercial and social center for the middle Rajang River catering to the longhouse communities and timber camps. It is an excellent base for exploring nearby longhouses or for arranging trips to the Upper Rejang and Balleh Rivers.
Fort Sylvia is a notable landmark in Kapit. Built in 1874 by Rajah Charles Brooke, it was declared an historical monument in May 1997. It t is now managed by the Tun Jugah Foundation as a museum. It exhibits a collection of ethnic arts and handicrafts and documents relating to the history of Kapit, which include heirloom jars, brass cannons, brass plaques, and photographs of past community leaders.
Things to See & Do
* Fort Sylvia
* Kapit Museum
* Hock Leong Tieng Temple
* Pasar Teresang – Wet Market
* Kapit Waterfront
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Land Area – 15,595.6 km²
Population – 65,000 approx
Electricity –Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +60
Port Location – Cruises to Kapit depart from the port at Sibu.
Travel Links – Kapit is only accessible by boat from Sibu (3 hours), or light aircraft.