Tasik Biru Resort City coming up


KUCHING: Tasik Biru will soon become the iconic Tasik Biru Resort City as developers will commence works towards the end of the year, says Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep.

“The moment this kicks off, other investors will be lured in. We believe that people from West Malaysia and also outside Malaysia will be interested,” he said on Friday (July 16).

He said that Bau’s close proximity to the border should be leveraged.

“Once the Serikin border opens up, we expect more people from the bordering country to come in.”

He added that the influx of the wealthy from Singkawang and Pontianak would spur local economic sectors and development.

With regard to the Bau Gold Mine Museum and Park, one of the components proposed under the Blueprint for Bau District 2016-2030, he said the consultant was now finalising the research and study on the project.

Tasik Biru.

“We have gone through this for almost a year and it is quite promising,” Henry said, adding that the state government had allocated RM1.5mil for the study to be carried out.

He said the aim was not to build a large museum but one which could attract tourists and allow people to learn more about gold mining and history in Bau.

“We want to have something like Waihi (Waihi Arts Centre and Museum) in New Zealand.”

He said based on this preliminary study conducted, Bau should one day be a potential tourist attraction.

At the same time, he said that Bau could not be left out of Sarawak’s development, pointing out that there was no Sarawak without Bau.

“Bau created Sarawak. Because of Bau, the Malay and the Chinese from other areas as well as the Brookes from England came to Sarawak – because of gold.”

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