Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sarawak To Focus On Natural Attractions To Bring In The Tourists

SIBU -- Sarawak will focus on its many natural attractions in efforts to bring in more tourists.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud said that this was the more logical approach as it could not build up the industry based on the general approach due to its small size.

He was speaking before opening the Rimbunan Hijau Group's Everly Hotel at Kampung Nyabor Road here today.

The RM700 million four-star hotel with 226 rooms is an effort by the local multi-national timber, plantation, information technology and media conglomerate to enter the property development sector.

Taib said that among the state's notable attractions were its Mulu Caves in Miri which were already world-famous, its cultural village of Kuching, the rapids of Upper Rajang River and its tidal bore of Batang Lupar in Sri Aman Division.

"We need a different approach to develop a niche market. We will cater to those who love adventure, nature, culture and sharing their experiences with many different races."


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