Fort Emma, Rejang, Kanowit

First stop on the Rejang, only an hour from Sibu, is the small riverside town of Kanowit. This is the furthest point on the Rejang currently accessible by road (from Durin), as well as by express boat, and makes a good alternative jumping-off point for visitors who want to spend an extra hour in bed before catching the express boat upriver. The town centre is formed by three streets of 1930’s Chinese shophouses near the waterfront. The main landmark is Fort Emma, a 19th Century Brooke Era wooden fort.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Closed on Mondays.


Kanowit Warrior Monument

Located at Fort Emma square at Jalan Kubu (Opposite Kanowit District Council), it was official open on October 29th 2016.  Heroes monument built to commemorate the service and sacrifice of their border scouts , 5 soldiers of 1st batalion rangers and one Chinese Special Branch who was killed in Lukut  in 1971 during communist rebellion.

Kanowit Warrior Monument


Kanowit District Council, Jalan Kubu
Tel: +6084-752093


  • Open 24 hours to public.
  • Two minutes walk from Kanowit town (750 metres)

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