Friday, September 29, 2006

Delegates from nine nations ‘in love’ with Sarawak

KUCHING: Delegates to the East Asia Tourism Forum in Sibu were attracted to the tourism products offered by Sarawak, said state Tourism and Urban Development Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh.

He said they found, for example, their trip by an express boat along Lebaan River to an Iban longhouse in Bawang Assan a great experience.

“They said they had never experienced such a trip and were impressed with the traditional welcome at the longhouse,” he told reporters after officiating at the re-instatement of Malaysia Airlines’ Kuching-Bintulu daily fight service at the airport here recently.

He presented “privileged passenger” certificates to all the passengers on the “inaugural” flight.

The national carrier also re-started the Miri-Kota Kinbalu service .

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