Wednesday, January 22

Nature resort experiences influx of visitors

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GOOD RETREAT: Methodist Church members walk through the resort.

MIRI: The Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort recently experienced an influx of visitors who were keen to get back to nature.

The 780-acre eco-tourism resort is located next to Lambir National Park, 36km from Miri city. Last Saturday, 240 Hashers took part in the Miri Hash House Harriers’ 12th Borneo Ball Breaker Run.

Runners from Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brunei and across Malaysia joined the 23km jungle run flagged off by Miri Hash House Harriers chairman Daniel Francis Fosythe.

The resort also hosted association, school and church group members including from Recollection Gerempung Sembayang Iban Miri (112 members), Kolej Tuanku Haji Bujang (149 teachers and students), Methodist Church Limbang (60 members), SMK 3 Rivers Mukah (61 teachers and students) and SK Chung San (24 teachers and students).

WHAT A RUN: The Hashers are seen during a photo call.

The natural setting of the pristine and lush Lambir Hills tropical rainforest makes for a perfect retreat for relaxation and the revitalisation of body, mind and spirit.

Resort owner Henry Law said visitors are also attracted to the resort’s open water park, which is the first of its kind in Malaysia.

Set amid the lush rainforest, the open water park consists of two swimming pools equipped with water slides and in-line tubes running through the forested area with other recreational structures.

“We are offering students the opportunity to experience nature in our rainforest resort,” said Law.

There are both chalet and hotel accommodation, cafe and restaurant, meeting and conference rooms, a wide range of sports activities, sightseeing, educational as well as recreational activities such as nature walk, rainforest trekking, night safari, pony rides and boat rides.