Saturday, January 23, 2016

Proboscis monkey park to lure tourists to Sebatik

TAWAU: A Proboscis Monkey Mangrove Recreation Park is being built at Kampung Bergosong, Sebatik Island as part of efforts to attract more local and international tourists.

Sebatik assemblyman Datuk Abdul Muis Pichu said, at the moment, a walkway is being constructed to enable visitors to see the monkeys.

“We all know that the ‘Monyet Belanda’ (Proboscis Monkey) is one of the unique wildlife species found only on the island of Borneo.

Sebatik Island also has many monkey species and we want it to become a tourist attraction,” he said during a recent visit.

With the construction of the recreation park, Abdul Muis said he is confident it would be able to help generate the economy for the residents through new business opportunities such as selling handicrafts and traditional cakes.

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