Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sibu soon to have ‘culinary trail’ for tourists

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) is coming up with a ‘culinary trail’ of sort for tourists, encouraging them to explore this town and at the same time, savour local food.

Council deputy chairman Datuk Andrew Wong said it was working with the United Chinese Association (UCA) Youth Section to come up with the ‘Delicacy Trail’ – a map that would highlight different eateries selling authentic local dishes and snacks.

“They (tourists) are going to be all over the town. So while they’re at it, we encourage them to visit these eateries.

“For example, we want to tell them where to get the best ‘Kompia’, or the most delectable ‘Kuih Jala’.

“This sort of information will be published in the form of a booklet and later, to be uploaded on the Internet, including the ‘Visit Sibu Year 2016’ website.

“Sibu is a town for them to explore; not just to bring them from point A to point B. That is my personal opinion,” Wong told The Borneo Post recently.

He said the ‘Delicacy Trail’ would complement the town’s existing ‘Heritage Trail’.

On a related subject, Wong said Taman Harmoni – the only halal food court here – would be upgraded.

“Our Chief Minister (Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem) has approved RM1 million to upgrade the place,” he said, adding that works would commence after Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year.

According to Wong, the front section of the food court would be renovated to allow for better parking, as well as more efficient changing of chairs and tables.

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