Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sarawak thriving via eco-tourism

ECO-tourism is the main attraction for visitors in Sarawak, says Tourism and Heritage Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan.

He said that, up to June this year, the national parks in the state recorded 191,824 visitors of whom 46,345 were foreigners.

"Among the popular destinations are the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which attracted 40,305 visitors, Bako National Park (16,723 visitors), Niah National Park (12,543 visitors) and Mulu National Park (10,786 visitors)," he told the State Assembly in his winding up speech yesterday.

Dr Chan said his ministry had also received 24 requests from villages and longhouses in the state to register for the homestay programme.

"To date, 2,984 homestay operators from 139 villages, including 19 villages in Sarawak, have been trained and registered throughout the country by the Tourism Ministry."

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