Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gomantong Park to boost tourism

Sandakan: The Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry is considering a proposal to turn Gomantong Cave into a tourism site as well as develop a proposed Gomantong Park to provide facilities for the visitors.

Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, who viewed the proposal as good for long-term tourism development, said the bird's nest collection activity in the area could itself become a tourism product.

Aside from that, he said a centre for doing research on the swiftlet's nest could also be set up.

Responding to a suggestion made by Sukau Assemblyman Saddi Abdul Rahman, Masidi said a homestay programme can also be developed involving the interested villagers there as part of the effort to increase their income.

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