Location : Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Fort Alice, built in 1864, is the oldest heritage building in Sri Aman, constructed following the victory of Rajah Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, over Rentap, the last of the major Iban chieftains. The Fort was named after Charles Brooke’s wife, Margaret Alice Lili de Windt. It served as a defensive structure controlling the Lupar River. (Wikipedia)
The 150 year old fort was completely knocked down and rebuilt.  It opened its doors again last Saturday (18 April 2015) not to bombard marauding Iban pirates but as a very friendly and pleasant museum. 
Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,

Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,
Opening hours

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Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,
Outside Fort Alice

Had it not been for the rebirth of Fort Alice I would not have made the 3 hour long drive to Simanggang or Sri Aman which is situated along the bank of Batang (River) Lupar, the abode of the legendary Bujang Senang the most feared crocodile that once roamed this river.

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View of Lupar river

The price of the  restoration work = RM5 million and worth every cent.  It was the result of the combined efforts of the government, private contributors and local experts. Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah, Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah, Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah, Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah, Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,

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Spears

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Chinese cake moulds

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Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,
An old canon inside Fort Alice

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Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,
Belian / ironwood pillar
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Toilet door automation device
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Traditional Malay Boat ‘Perahu Balok’
Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,
Iban War Boat ‘Perahu Perang Iban’
Dayak Iban, Fort James, Heritage museum, Muzium, Lupar River, Malaysia, native, Pesta Benak, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rentap, Simanggang, Sungai Batang Lupar, Tidal Bore, tribe, White Rajah,
Chinese Hawker Boat ‘Perahu Lampu’

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