Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cluster tourism package for Mambong, Kuching in the offing

KUCHING: A cluster tourism package is in the works for Mambong constituency to tap into its potential in eco-tourism, said Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit.

The package, which will link nature and culture to attract tourists, will be promoted next year, said Dawos, who is Mambong MP, after declaring open the new Kampung Giam suspension bridge, about 40km from here, yesterday.

He revealed that the cluster package would include the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, the Giam Waterfall, the Garden of Eden in Kampung Timurang, cultural attractions in Anah Rais, and a spa at the hot springs.

Local folk can promote these places by means of their own, thus generating income for themselves and promoting tourism in the area, he suggested.

“In fact the SME Bank is offering RM200 million of loan for those interested in tourism industry entrepreneurship like Sarawak homestay programmes, being tour guides, improving the infrastructure at the attractions, and many more tourism-related products, especially for the Bumiputeras,” pointed out Dawos.

Those interested should also apply for a licence from the Tourism Ministry, he reminded.

Dawos stressed that with the government’s effort in increasing the per capita income, villagers within the constituency, especially along the Borneo Heights road, must utilise the various nature attractions and include them in tourism packages.

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