Cycling a new tourism product


KUCHING: The state got itself a new tourism product when the Paradesa Borneo ‘Sight, Sound and Taste of Authentic Sarawak’ programme was launched yesterday.

The programme enables tourists to cycle from one Kuching attraction to another, including the city centre and the local Malay villages located nearby.

According to Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talip Zulpilip, the package is a healthy alternative for tourists to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city.

“Cycling is a healthier alternative for tourists to enjoy what Kuching city has to offer while at the same time providing ease for them to interact with the locals around,” said Talip at the launching of the programme yesterday.

He further said that tourism operators should be creative by introducing interesting tourism packages to lure more visitors.

“Cycling is a good alternative compared to discovering the city with cars and tourists at the same time should not be worried of their safety as Kuching is a safe city,” he elaborated.

He added that with guidance from tour guides, the package is set to become a signature tourism product for the city.

Datuk Bandar of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Julai was present.