Visitors to Sibuti beaches continue to increase

Visitors stop by a waterfall at the beach.

Visitors stop by a waterfall at the beach.

MIRI: Beaches in Sibuti are gaining popularity among picnickers, photographers, and nature lovers, who often visit the beach’s many picturesque spots.

Faizal Mohamad, 28, whose grandparents are from Peliau and Tusan, said the 45-minute walk from Peliau village covers sandy beaches, cliffs, coral reefs, a waterfall, a stream, algae at night and a cemetery of early Kedayan settlers.

“There has been no follow-up by the Ministry of Tourism to further promote the Tusan and Peliau beaches that draw curious nature lovers to see the algae and natural wonders,” he said yesterday.

“To my knowledge only the Kedayan Homestay promotes the walk from Peliau Beach area until Tanjung Layang near Tusan, Sibuti as a tourist attraction.”

He called for the authorities to install dustbins, toilets and huts for the convenience of the growing number of visitors.

Faizal also suggested the Ministry of Tourism develop packages for Tusan and Pelia.

“It is sad these beautiful natural wonders are not being promoted,” he added.

Miri resident Ahem Jamin said he and his family members frequently visit the area.

“On a clear night, you can see the beautiful beach, algae and the moon above the rocky cliffs,” he said. The area is about an hour’s drive from Miri City.