Lubok Antu District

Lubok Antu District (Malay: Daerah Lubok Antu) is a district in the Sri Aman Division of the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.[2] It borders on Indonesia and a Malaysian border crossing checkpoint is located here. The checkpoint on the Indonesian side is called the Nanga Badau Border Crossing Checkpoint located in the village of Badau, West Kalimantan. The seat of Lubok Antu District is the town of Lubok Antu.

Lubok Antu
Lubok Antu
Coordinates: 1°3′0″N 111°50′0″E
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
DivisionSri Aman
DistrictLubok Antu
SeatLubok Antu
Government
  TypeCouncil-manager government
  ChairmanEncik Jack Aman Luat
Area
  Total3,142.55 km2 (1,213.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
  Total27,984
  Density8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Postal code
95900
International dialling code prefix+6083 (landline only)
Websitelubokantudc.sarawak.gov.my at archive.today (archived 2012-12-19)

Population

The district has about 42,000 people; they are predominantly Ibans, and there are also some Chinese residents.[3] Most residents make their living from farming (shifting cultivation).[4]

Geography

The Batang Ai river runs through the district. There is a suspension bridge which leads to the village of Kampung Pasir.[3] A dam completed in 1985 caused the displacement of thousands of people when their homes were flooded.[4] In 2018 a suspension bridge at Nanga Kesit collapsed because of flooding.[5]

Government

Lubok Antu is governed by the Lubok Antu District Council which is a local government organisation formed under the State Government's Local Authorities Ordinance, 1956. The council has the right to implement council by-laws from enactments and ordinance as approved by the State Government which, includes taxation, rentals and finance autonomy.

The council consists of a chairman, or a chairperson, a vice-chairman, and 26 council members who are appointed by the Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak under section 12, Local Authorities Ordinance, 1996.[6]

Transport

Bus Express

Operating Route Operator Remark
Miri-Bintulu-Sibu-Sarikei-Betong-Lubok Antu Borneo Bus

Climate

Lubok Antu has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy to very heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Lubok Antu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
30.3
(86.5)
31.2
(88.2)
31.7
(89.1)
32.1
(89.8)
31.9
(89.4)
31.9
(89.4)
31.8
(89.2)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
31.2
(88.2)
30.7
(87.3)
31.3
(88.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
26.2
(79.2)
26.9
(80.4)
27.1
(80.8)
27.5
(81.5)
27.1
(80.8)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.9
(80.4)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.8
(80.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.2
(72.0)
22.2
(72.0)
22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
22.9
(73.2)
22.4
(72.3)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 337
(13.3)
259
(10.2)
335
(13.2)
266
(10.5)
323
(12.7)
227
(8.9)
175
(6.9)
217
(8.5)
264
(10.4)
280
(11.0)
336
(13.2)
381
(15.0)
3,400
(133.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

Villages

  • Sebeliau

References

  1. "Sarawak Population". sarawak.gov.my. Sarawak Government. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  2. Jasin, Basir (1 January 1996). "Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Radiolaria from chert blocks in the Lubok Antu melange, Sarawak, Malaysia". Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences. 13 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1016/0743-9547(96)00001-3. ISSN 0743-9547.
  3. "Lubok Antu is no ghost town". Borneo Post, June 7, 2017
  4. "Displaced by dam, Lubok Antu settlers lament lack of land". Free Malaysia Today, February 22, 2018
  5. "Villagers cut off after bridge collapse in Nanga Kesit in Sarawak". The Star, 15 Nov 2018
  6. Hamid, Siti Mardinah Binti Abdul; Hamali, Jamil Bin Haji; Abdullah, Firdaus (15 June 2016). "Performance Measurement for Local Authorities in Sarawak". Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. IRSSM-6 The 6th International Research Symposium in Service Management. 224: 437–444. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.05.416. ISSN 1877-0428.
  7. "Climate: Lubok Antu". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
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