Darul Hana Musical Fountain to boost Kuching city’s tourism, economy

Taib (centre) launches the gimmick to officiate at the launching of the Darul Hana Musical Fountain as Abang Johari (third left) together with DUN speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar (left), Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (second left), Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Raghad Kurdi Taib (third right) and Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Juma'ani Tun Tuanku Bujang (second right) look on.

KUCHING, Oct 14: The city is now a more attractive destination after the launching of the Darul Hana Musical Fountain at the Kuching Waterfront here.

This is in addition to the iconic Darul Hana Bridge, also known as the S Bridge crossing Sungai Sarawak from the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Building to the Kuching Waterfront Square Tower.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was confident that the latest addition to the Kuching Waterfront would not only be able to boost the city’s attraction and beauty, but also its tourism industry.

Speaking during the launching ceremony earlier this evening, he said Kuching is now like Dubai with its Musical Fountain at Burj Khalifa Lake.

“I think this is a great addition to the Kuching Waterfront after the Darul Hana Bridge, because since the completion of the bridge, Kuching Waterfront is always full of visitors and tourists alike,” said Abang Johari.

Abang Johari (right) delivering his address during the launching of the Darul Hana Musical Fountain at the Kuching Waterfront. with the DUN building in the background.

The Darul Hana Musical Fountain, the first of its kind in the state, was launched by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud earlier tonight at the Kuching Waterfront here in conjunction with his 82nd birthday.

It utilises the latest technology in musical fountain setup, with hundreds of nozzles floating on a 100m wide pontoon in Sungai Sarawak with intricate lights and laser system synced to the music, and is able to pump water to as high as 25 meters.

The fountain also has the capability to create a water wall which can be used as a giant projector screen.

The fountain is to be maintained and managed by North Kuching City Hall (DBKU).

The 15-minute Musical Fountain show will be held every night at 8.30pm and 10.30pm, and is open to the public for viewing at the Kuching Waterfront.

“The strategic location of the fountain facing the beautiful DUN building and next to the Darul Hana Bridge will surely be a captivating sight for visitors and tourists,” added Abang Johari.

With the new attraction to the Kuching Waterfront will come more visitors, and the chief minister expresed confidence that this could also help boost the local economy.

“I’m sure that this new attraction would be able to boost the local economic activities here. This is a win-win situation for everybody,” said Abang Johari. — DayakDaily