Saturday, January 20, 2007

More extreme sports to lure visitors to Mulu

By George Francis

MULU NATIONAL PARK - More extreme sports will be held this year to promote Royal Mulu Resort as a tourist attraction and to complement the existing facilities amidst the natural attractions of the Mulu National Park - a world heritage site.

The resort's general manager, Alan Cyril Robinson, said among the new projects are the Flying Fox to be built across the resort from the nearby rocky hill. The project is expected to be completed by April 2007. Also, to be introduced at the same time are jet ski rides to take advantage of the calm waters of Melinau and Tutoh.

The Royal Mulu Resort, built 15 years ago by a Sarawakian entrepreneur, according to Alan, is to enhance facilities available in and around the Mulu National Park, which is famous for its caves and rich bio-diversity. An average of 30,000 visitors come yearly and more are expected during this Visit Malaysia Year.

Among the resort's newly introduced activities are the nightly cultural performance, and extreme sports such as quad-bikes, kayaking and river cruise.

Defending champion - Bu China Yah - a team from the Mulu National Park, emerged as champion in the race organised by the Royal Mulu Resort.

They defeated three other finalists in the six kilometre race which began from

the resort up to the Mulu Airport and back. Trojan Two from Royal Mulu Resort was adjudged as the best decorated Chariot.

Prizes to the winners were jointly presented by the resort GM Alan Robinson and the Mulu National Park Manager, Brian Clark at a ceremony in conjunction with the recent Miss and Mr Mulu 2006 contests.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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