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Lingga also called 龙呀in mandrin is a small town, in Sri Aman Division, Sarawakmarker, east Malaysiamarker. It is situated at the riverside and near to Sebuyau on the coast.

There are only seventeen small stores in the town. All of which are run by local Chinese merchants.The population of Lingga has not risen because of a lack of job opportunities. Lingga is also well known by local citizen where it is the home of "Crocodile". There are quite a number of crocodile appear in the river of Batang Lupar. Hence, the local citizen called Lingga as a "Crocodile Town". Lingga is also well known as a place which produce a lot of fish. The most common type of fish that Lingga produce is "Terobok'.

History

As one part of Sarawak, Lingga was overtake by the White Rajahs empire. The last Rajah, which is Charles Vyner Brooke, had build up the agriculture as the economy income of Lingga. The Kingdom of Sarawak had changes Lingga develop from a ruler area to a small town.Meanwhile, Lingga's development had stop while the happens of World War II. Lingga stop develop after Sarawak joined as a part of Malaysia.The population is gradually risen. Most of young generations migrate to populated city to find jobs. Some has become important figures, businesswman or businesswoman for example Siti Nafsiah bte Mohamad Said, the granddaughter of late Chief/Penghulu Saat of whom owner of Pesona textile chains in Sarawak. Some become megistrates. This kampung has produce numbers of university graduates. The former Ketua Menteri of Sarawak, Datuk Tawi Seli is from Banting which is part of Lingga.Government is not doing enough to this village in term of economic development. Those villages are hard working if they are given opportunitis for example palm trees schemes as what has been applied by FELDA in West Malaysia for sure these villages could upgrade their economic capacity.As YB (Datuk Rohani) of Lingga has become Timbalan Menteri Pertanian, we hope she could bring positive changes to small town,not only remain as the town of "bujang senang" but centre of economy to the surrounding areas.Government could put this small town in holiday map,as it has special attraction of having so many crocodiles and delicious "ikan terubok" which species could only be found in this place different from related species.






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