Friday, March 03, 2017

Have more and new Sarawak tourism products to attract tourists

KUCHING: Sarawak, particularly Kuching, needs more new tourism products to ensure continued flow of tourists into the state.

Advisor of Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF) Dato Lim Kian Hock said more investment on tourism was thus needed to enhance the growth of the tourism industry and the state’s economic wellbeing.

“As such, it is good to introduce new tourism products for the local people as well as tourists to enjoy,” he said at the official opening of Upside Down House Kuching at Jalan Borneo, off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman here, yesterday.

Lim encouraged young people to play active parts to stimulate the local tourism industry through collaboration and cooperation with various sectors.

The Upside Down House Kuching (opposite Hilton Hotel) is the first of its kind in Sarawak.

The idea of setting up the upside down house gallery, according to its founder Brendan Kon, was inspired by his exposure and experience from travelling outside Sarawak

“I have seen this in Melaka and Penang and I thought it would be nice to bring the idea back to Kuching,” he said.

The goal, he added, was to provide new things to do and visit for locals as well as tourists, and to boost the tourism industry.