BGS, a new tourist destination

KUCHING: Rural Electricity Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi has called on the people of Kampung Boyan, Gersik and Sourabaya (BGS) to sell the uniqueness of BGS to tourists.

“Let’s make BGS a must-visit destination,” he said at the closing ceremony of the N4 Pantai Damai Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) Workshop for representatives and entrepreneurs from the four villages at Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) training centre, Saturday.

He said under the Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) strategic plan, the four villages in BGS were selected because they have the potentials to be an attractive tourist destination.

Dr Abdul Rahman (second row, ninth left) poses with the participants of N4 Pantai Damai Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) Workshop at Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) training centre, last Saturday.

According to him, the selection required the villagers to come together and produce special products which are deemed unique to their respective villages.

“We want tourists who come to Sarawak to visit our villages as well. If we can do this it will be a source of income to the villagers,” he said.

OKSHe is one of the components in Sarawak Digital Economy strategy.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also the Pantai Damai assemblyman, explained that among the products and services that can be offered are food, arts, culture and homestay.