Monday, May 04, 2009

Canada Hill in Sarawak being preserved for tourism, recreation

MIRI: The state government will ensure that Canada Hill is preserved for locals and tourists to enjoy. It is a significant part of Miri and its history.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan said this before flagging off the 4th anniversary of Miri City Celebration Run organised by Miri Hash House Harriers (M3H) yesterday.

Canada Hill, located in the centre of Miri city has historical value as it is where the first oil well in Malaysia – the Grand Old Lady - stands. The almost century old oil well represents the petroleum history in Miri and the country.

Dr Chan said it is also a place for recreational and sporting activities such as the hash run, jogging, jungle trekking and nature study by students.

“Efforts will be made to preserve the surrounding and environment in their natural state and with limited or controlled development activities in the area,” he revealed.

He assured that the authority will be making some improvement and upgrading of the paths, tracks and other facilities for the use of the people.

Canada Hill is a venue for holding the regular Miri Hash run.

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