Identify local attractions to develop Miri’s tourism potential, urges Nancy

Nancy (fourth left) with other guests giving their thumbs-up before officially unveiling the mural paintings at Miri Handicraft Centre.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Sept 18: Miri has huge potential for tourism that can be enhanced and further developed.

Citing Kampung Pulau Melayu, a village that is situated in the Miri Peninsula across the Miri River, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri suggested that perhaps the establishment of river taxi services could help to promote the scenery along the river, apart from the village’s signature delicious ‘mee jawa’.

“I was told that Kampung Pulau Melayu is famous for having some of the best ‘mee jawa’, which I believed can be one of the tourism products to attract tourists here,” she said.

Nancy was met after visiting Piasau Nature Reserve (PSN) and Miri Handicraft Centre in Miri yesterday.

Accompanying her were Minister for Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin and Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak Datuk Sebastian Ting.

Nancy pointed out that in order to boost the local tourism sector, it is also crucial to identify tourism products to enhance the sector.

“The federal government via my ministry, will push for domestic and eco-tourism,” she added. — DayakDaily