Saturday, August 24

Mulu national park tourist arrivals steady


KUCHING: International tourist arrivals to Mulu National Park (NP) are double that of domestic visitors.

“In 2013 the number of international tourists in Mulu NP arrivals was 12,871 and the local tourists was 6,286. This number increased in 2014 when international tourists was 13,635 and local 6,549,” said Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talib Zulpilip during the fourth day of the state legislative assembly sitting.

He stated that the number of both international and local tourists had increased over the past two years.

“This shows that the interest of international tourists in Mulu NP is already there and expected to be continued in the future,” Talib said.

He also mentioned that tourist activities planned for the next two years for Mulu NP included daily scheduled tours to Deer/Lang cave and Bat Exodus, Cave of the Winds/ Clearwater Cave, Fast Lane (Lagong cave via longboat) and Mulu Canopy Skywalk Tour.

Among the adventure caving activities planned are to Racer cave, Lagang cave, Clearwater Revival, Clearwater Connection, Stonehorse, Drunken Forest cave, Sarawak chamber and Sarawak chamber overnight at Camp 1.

“As for trekking activities, we have Garden of Eden Valley Walk, Mulu Summit, The Pinnacles, Camp 5 one-day trek, Camp 5 half-day trek, Camp 1 overnight, Camp 1 six-hours trek, Long Langsat, Sunset Longboat Cruise and Long Iman Penan Longhouse.”

He added the ministry was open to suggestions on activities especially from private sectors.