Sarawak investors invited to explore devt opportunities in Temajuk, West Kalimantan

Pantai Temajuk in Sambas, West Kalimantan.

By Nancy Nais

PONTIANAK, April 21: The Indonesian government is inviting investors from Sarawak to explore and take advantage of development opportunities in Temajuk, West Kalimantan.

Malaysia’s Consul General in Pontianak, Azizul Zekri Abd Rahim said there are numerous opportunities for Malaysian companies to contribute to tourism development especially along Pantai Temajuk.

Stretching 55km, the beach is located in Sambas, northwest Kalimantan, and only four kilometers away by sea to Telok Melano, Sarawak.

The journey by road from Pantai Temajuk to the Aruk-Biawak immigration border post in Lundu takes about two hours.

“Temajuk is a very beautiful area that has great potential and is strategic, as its location is close to Sarawak, which can attract tourists from Malaysia. However, it is more or less untouched and not fully develop.

“Therefore last year, the West Kalimantan government together with Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Kuching had asked Malaysia if the later can help to develop the place.

“We brought in some investors from Malaysia including chambers of commerce but we are looking for more. The focus is to develop tourism products such as resorts and infrastructure in Pantai Temajuk,” Azizul told reporters from Sarawak who are in Pontianak for a Twin Tourism Destination programme.

Malaysia’s Consul General in Pontianak, Azizul Zekri Abd Rahim

He added that the Malaysian Consulate in Pontianak is not only overseeing West Kalimantan but the whole of Kalimantan in Borneo.

Apart from Sarawak’s well-known medical facilities which are in high demand, they also promoted the State’s overall tourism products in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan last year. — DayakDaily