Premier: Usun Apau’s beauty similar to Niagara Falls, has potential to attract tourists

Abang Johari delivers his speech at the MAH Dinner reception. Photo: Sarawak Information Department (JaPen)

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 16: Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has pointed out the resemblance of the untouched Usun Apau located in Ulu Baram, Miri to Niagara Falls in Canada.

He said Usun Apau has a beautiful waterfall which has the potential to become another tourist product in the State.


Hence, he hinted that the Sarawak government has plans to develop the area.

“I think that one (Usun Apau waterfall) is similar to Niagara Falls. It (the environment) is very nice and cooling.

“That is part of our programme in our long-term development up to 2030 under the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030,” he said when gracing the Malaysia Association of Hotels (MAH) Dinner held at Hilton Hotel here last night (Aug 15).

Usun Apau is a remote and relatively inaccessible volcanic plateau located at the head-waters of the Rajang and Baram rivers, in the southern part of the State’s Miri Division.

It was gazetted as a National Park in September 2005. — DayakDaily