Maybe a lot may never heard about the small town named Lubok Antu before. But if I tell you this is the town where the upcoming Sarawak by-election will be held, now did you have some idea about it?
Yeah! This is the town which will become center of attention by Malaysian on 7th of April 2009 where Batang Ai by-election will be held after the current assemblyman passed away because of stroke.
I happened to pass by this small town last week when we were heading to Batang Ai Dam thanks for the kindness of my 2nd auntie who spared her busy time just to fetch us here for a visit.
Lubok Antu is actually a district in Sri Aman division and it is about 82KM or around one hour plus driving distance from Sri Aman. It is just a very small town with 2 rows of old shop lots.
Anyway, if you drive a little deeper into the town, you will notice there was a giant construction going on. It was a 14 or 15 storey's concrete structure building in progress! What can you do for such a big building inside a small town like this? I really felt weird and curious about it. Heard it is some building for the use of police forces. I think we even hardly found such tall building in Sibu! ;p