Pending Recreational Park, MBKS Stadium area may be developed into Kuching Sports Village

From right: Wee, Kho, and Tay inspecting the pond in front of the MBKS indoor stadium.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 12: Pending Recreational Park and the Stadium MBKS compound here holds great potential to be developed into a sports village, says Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

He said after the completion of upgrades to both the park and indoor stadium, the area would be equipped with all kinds of sports and events facilities.


“Looking at the (possible) facilities here, I think it can become a sports village. There’s the badminton court, and we will soon have the outdoor fitness equipment (area), and here’s the indoor stadium.

“Not far from here, I heard there’s also a community squash court, but we will need to ask around and see if we can revamp the place,” he said.

Wee said the purpose of these renovation works is to provide a sustainable and conducive environment for the community to exercise.

He said healthy citizens are among the most important aspects when building a strong nation.

“A beautiful city does not only mean going green or being environmentally friendly. We also need to have people who are healthy,” he said during a walkabout around the Pending Recreational Park today, which was broadcast live on his Facebook page.

Together with Wee were MBKS councillor Kho Teck Wan and Sarawak Basketball Association chairman Aaron Tay.

Aside from inspecting the ongoing upgrading and beautification works at Pending Recreational Park, the trio were also there to discuss the proposed upgrading of the MBKS Stadium.

Kho said the indoor stadium has been rather rundown due to lack of maintenance over the years.

With sufficient repairs and renovations, it is hoped that the new facilities could reinvigorate the stadium, she added. — DayakDaily