BAU: Efforts are underway to develop potential tourism products in Serembu and Bau areas in order to benefit the local community as well as tourists.
“We want to take the initiative to develop potential tourism areas so that we can promote our area and also attract many people to enjoy the uniqueness of our culture and nature,” said Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh.
He opined that the tourism sector in Serembu and Bau would thrive again once the pandemic is over.
“I am really hopeful because here, we have many tourism products that were very popular among both the locals and visitors from outside the state.”
He said this to reporters after officiating at the launch of Sarawak Adventure Challenge 2021 at the Ayak Gallery in Saniawan Old Town, today (Sept 24).
He pointed out that Serembu already has a major tourism attraction, which is the Saniawan Old Town including several other products in the pipeline.
“Saniawan Old Town is one of our tourism attractions, which has been here for over 100 years, maybe one of the oldest town in Sarawak.
“So we want to take the opportunity to promote this place to the public and making it as an iconic tourist site.
“We plan to build a gallery here and showcase our tourism products for people to decide where to go from here and spend their time enjoying the sight, including Bau Town itself,” he added.
Miro added that Seniawan old town would be developed into a food street destination for people to enjoy eating, drinking as well as seeing the beautiful sceneries.
He said the initiative would help uplift the socio-economy of the local communities in the surrounding areas.
“We also have a new attraction – the floating chalets at Tasik Biru, which have massive tourism potential. We also have the Serembu EcoPark that we have developed.
“It is a resort in the jungle with facilities such as swimming pool, barbeque pits, and camping site, which can accommodate 50 to 60 people at any one time.
“In Bau there are many caves which we will develop into tourism product for tourists to go and explore.
“With so many attractive tourism products in Bau, people will surely come to see and enjoy it,” he enthused.
The Serembu assemblymen explained that the tourism products in the area were community-based, which are developed and maintained by the local community.
He explained that this approach would benefit the community as well as to assist them to acquire jobs.
“For the time being, the facilities are open for domestic tourists. Once our borders are open and international tourists are allowed to come into the country, we will welcome them to see the uniqueness of our place.
“Nature, adventure and culture are our niche tourism products because we have a very unique local culture and even the food is attractive.
“We have plans for the future to thrive in the tourism industry and we want to realise that dream,” he asserted.