Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sarikei has a lot to offer to eco-tourism

SIBU: When it comes to eco-tourism, Sarikei certainly has a lot to showcase.

Take Sungai Pau waterfall for example, its natural landscape remains undisturbed by human activities.

Sungai Pau waterfall located in a hilly area is reached after a 40-minute walk from Rumah Nyuka (Nyuka longhouse).

It is a popular picnic spot among locals during weekends, said the executive of Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) Sibu Office, Rudy Anoi.

Interviewed at his office at Jalan Tukang Besi here yesterday, Anoi cited that Sungai Pau waterfall was another potential area that could be effectively developed as a tourism product in the central region of Sarawak besides Sungei Munsoh which was further away.

“The slightly smaller Sungai Pau waterfall has only two tiers of waterfall compared to Sungai Munsoh which has three.

“The water there is crystal clear and would be very ‘tempting’ for nature lovers who desire to take a swim. The highest point of the waterfall is about one-storey tall.

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