Friday, April 18, 2014

Sibu's Rajang Esplanade ideal for recreational events

SIBU: The Rajang Esplanade in Maju Road here is an ideal place for a host of activities, noted Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) Sibu executive Rudy Anoi who said yesterday that the mighty Rajang River was in itself a wonder to behold from the esplanade.

“I would suggest to the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government agencies and departments to make good use of the esplanade to stage their activities.

“For example, they can hold a cultural show once every two months. By doing so, it will make the recreational area livelier,” he told The Borneo Post.

Rudy said facilities there included a stage and a large area for holding gatherings.

“Tourists may want to party at the esplanade instead of their usual gatherings cordoned off in hotels.

“Schools are also encouraged to stage some of their activities there,” he added.

Rajang Esplanade was completed in 1988, fronting a few blocks of shop houses.

Before the shop houses came into being, the area was infamously known for its Mission Road red-light district where at least 100 ‘ladies of the night’ dwelled in wooden houses built on stilts.