I was born in a small town in Malaysia named "Sri Aman". The word "Sri" literally means "glory" while the word "Aman" means "peace". So "Sri Aman" means "the glorious and peaceful town". I'm not sure about the "glorious" part but if you ask me, the town is really "peaceful" because it is silent and not crowded, though to most people the silence that they feel inside the town may resulting the lonely feeling. At least that's quite true to me who have been spending more than half of my life growing up somewhere else.
Sri Aman is located somewhere in the state of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo (a.k.a. East Malaysia). It is used to be known as "Simanggang" but changed it's name to "Sri Aman" after the decline of Sarawak branch of Malaysian Communist Party, of which the leader of the Sarawak branch of that party surrendered in Simanggang. It is one of the oldest town in Sarawak, probably the second oldest in the entire state of Sarawak, for it being recognized as the second division in Sarawak after Kuching (The Cat City). Too bad Sri Aman seems to be neglected by the country's administrations thus it got itself "The Sleeping Town" moniker. As a person who was born in that town I can't help but feel bad about it but there's not much I can do to make a change.
Anyways I ave to admit that Sri Aman has very little potential to become a developed city in the near future. Natural resources is a scarce; not to mention that most part of it are still unsurveyed and unexplored. Sometimes I feel like to blame the state's management too for ripping off many of Sri Aman's potential area for tourism by splitting it into smaller divisions. I may be complain too much but as a person who was born in that town I have the rights to do so. Just so you know I'm complaining because I love my hometown.