Sarawak’s ecotourism sites on par with world’s best — STB chief

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By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Aug 11: Newly appointed Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chairman Dennis Ngau believes that Sarawak has what it takes to be on par with other established and well known ecotourism destinations around the world.

Citing some of the state’s renowned ecotourism products such as the Gunung Mulu National Park which is a Unesco world heritage site, he said these ecotourism sites must be promoted as “among the best in the world”.

“I concur with the tourism players in Sarawak that we do have world-class ecotourism products which we must try to maximise their status,” Dennis told DayakDaily when contacted today.

Dennis, who is also Telang Usan assemblyman stressed that Sarawak’s ecotourism products must be linked with its culture, adventure and nature (CAN) which is its strength.

“We have the strength to compete globally as we have rich and diverse culture and heritage, except that unfortunately we are now facing the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

He added that in order to move forward, STB must continue with its excellent track record and performance in order to move forward.

“STB under my predecessor (Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz) has done a fantastic job. So my task now is continue the Sarawak government’s policy on tourism related matters,” he said.

Dennis’ appointment is for a period of two years, effective from July 1, 2020. — DayakDaily