Tusan Beach’s famous horse drinking water cliff formation is gone

MIRI, Feb 22: A pile of rubble is what is left of Tusan beach’s famous “horse drinking water” rock formation.

Tusan beach in Bekenu has also been well known for the ‘blue tears’ phenomena and located at about 35 minutes’ drive from Miri city.

The actual cause of the incident has yet to be determined, however it is believed that Miri’s iconic natural feature collapsed two days ago.

A site visit conducted on this morning showed that the head of the ‘horse drinking cliff’ had totally collapsed.

When contacted, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting described it as a sad incident for Mirians, because the “horse drinking” cliff was one of Miri’s iconic landmarks.

“I will submit a full report on the incident to my ministry for further action and investigations,” he said.
When met today during his visit, he said that he would propose to his ministry to build a replica of the ‘horse drinking water’ cliff formation.—DayakDaily


An old photo depicting the horse head formation in the background. Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin (third left) and others taking a candid photo shot. Photo credit – Datuk Lee Kim Shin
The site where Miri’s most iconic ‘horse drinking” cliff once stood.
The iconic landmark is no more.
The entrance to Tusan Beach in Bekenu.