Monday, July 08, 2013

Fanning Kampung Danu’s fame with Padawan Raft Safari

PADAWAN: Assistant Minister of Tourism Datuk Talib Zulpilip said he will help to promote Kampung Danu here not only as a recreational raft safari destination but also a tourist attraction.

The Bidayuh village located not far from the scenic Borneo Highlands Resort, has tourism potential through river activities, for example raft for rent.

“I will work closely with the villagers in promoting the area. All the villagers need to provide are the rafts for rent,” he said.

Talib pointed out that he wanted to promote the Safari event overseas towards this cause.

“If the Padawan Raft Safari is introduced or marketed properly, I am sure many more people, including foreigners, will participate in it,” he stressed.

“This effort when it materialises will indirectly help increase the economic activities of the villagers apart from becoming a tourist attraction,” he said when met after flagging off participants in the Padawan Raft Safari 2013 held by Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) at Kampung Danu yesterday.