Phase 3 of Batu Kawa Riverbank Park now open to public, new game facilities welcome teens

Phase 3 of Batu Kawa Riverbank Park is now open to the public. Photo credit: Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian/Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, Feb 29: Phase 3 of the Batu Kawa Riverbank Park is open to the public today after Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), the implementing agency, completed its final inspection with the contractor, announced Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Dr Sim, who is the Deputy Premier of Sarawak and Minister for Public Health, Housing, and Local Government, stated that Phase 3 is primarily intended for teenagers and includes five game facilities: pétanque (lawn bowling), pickleball, skateboarding, basketball, and table tennis.

Phase 3 is located between Phase 1 which is the Batu Kawa ‘Sky Window’ and Phase 4 which is the children’s playground.

“At the Batu Kawa Riverbank Park, there is something for everyone in the family, irrespective of age (from children to senior citizens).

“Phase 1 includes the Batu Kawa ‘Sky Window’ with eight stories of stairs to climb. Phase 2 offers walks for senior citizens, Phase 3 provides five games facilities for teenagers, and Phase 4 features a children’s playground,” Dr Sim stated in a post on his official Facebook page today.

He said that the remaining projects to be completed are the glass bridge connecting Phase 4 (children’s playground) to Kampung Rantau Panjang, which is awaiting an open tender, and Phase 2 comprising Kampung Rantau Panjang riverbank protection.

Dr Sim, who is also Batu Kawah assemblyman continued: “Thanks to the successful contractors (via open tender) of the various phases and implementing agencies MPP and Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Sarawak, with funding from Sarawak and federal government agencies, different phases have been completed since 2018 despite Covid-19.

“Please enjoy, but don’t forget to help to look after the facilities. Please do visit the waterfronts of Kampung Rantau Panjang and Kampung Sinar Budi Lama (opposite side of the river).” — DayakDaily