Chief President of the Chinese Language Press Institute
Tan Sri Datuk Tiong Hiew King
- 拉讓江孕育了詩巫的文明與進步。河川是大自然賜予人類的一份厚禮，人類的發源、發展都得靠河川而行。如中國人發源于黃河流域，埃及人發源于尼羅河流域，古印度人發源于恆河流域。因為河流的船運，溝通了有無，聯繫了族群，也帶給人們莫大的方便。 詩巫占据了水文文化的優勢，形成了一種特有的經濟發展模式。航運催動了詩巫的發展，河川孕育了詩巫人勤勞與冒險的人格特質。航運、造船，是詩巫人共同的記憶，也是生活中共同的語言. 綜觀詩巫整個歷史的發展，先有水路的聯結，才有道路的貫通。今天，在水路兼備的發展條件下，我們除了充分肯定航運業對詩巫發展的貢獻之外，我們更要在既有的地理優勢中，開創新的發展機遇和條件。與其困坐愁城，不如凝聚全體詩巫人民的智慧，以新的視野，新的創意，重新打造詩巫更美麗的明天。機遇的捕捉，關鍵在於你是否具有強於他人的思考力，意志力和行動力。聊備蕪辭，以資慶賀.
- Rejang River had brought the civilization and development of Sibu Town. River is a nature gift to the mankind in earth. The civilization and development of human beings are mostly relying on the river. For example Chinese was developing around Yellow River Basin, Egyptians from Nile valley and the Indians from the Ganges basin. The river had connected among human beings at different places and provides a great convenience to people. Sibu have advantages in the development because of it location along the river. The growth of shipping industry had pushed the development of Sibu. The river had breed the hard working and adventurous personality of Sibu people. Shipping and shipbuilding industry had brought the proud and fame to the Sibu people. Overview a Sibu history, connection among area was started with ‘water way’ and follow by road development. So we should highly affirm the contribution of shipping industry to the Sibu development. Besides, Sibu also have a geographical advantage to develop more new industry opportunities. All Sibu citizens should unite and have a vision, use their creative and whole strength to develop our lovely Sibu.