Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Advancing tourism through Pesta Sematan

LUNDU: The District Office here is aiming to boost tourism in Lundu district including the sub-district of Sematan by holding the Pesta Sematan 2009.

The festival, from May 13 to 17, will be held at the Sematan Waterfront which is facing the South China Sea.

Pesta Sematan is held in connection with Sarawak’s 45th Years of Progress Within Malaysia, Santubong MP Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, who is also Deputy Parliament Speaker said yesterday.

He said Lundu district had been identified as a tourist destination because it has the beautiful scenery of the South China Sea, fine beaches, the Gunung Gading Natural Park and a wildlife centre, among other things.

“The South China Sea is free from pollution. The beaches are beautiful and fine. I hope people from outside Lundu will come in droves during Pesta Sematan from May 13 to 17,” he told reporters at the District Office here.

He said he hoped Pesta Sematan would be turned into an annual event.

“We have heard of Pesta Benak in Sri Aman, Pesta Perahu in Baram and Lumba Perahu (or Sarawak Regatta) in Kuching. In years to come, people will be talking about Pesta Sematan, too. Pesta Sematan will help introduce Lundu to the world,” he added.

Pesta Sematan will see five things - an expo and food fair; sale of local handicraft; water sports festival; RTM Berambeh and Sarawak FM Live Concert for two nights.

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