MIRI: The iconic rock formation dubbed ‘Horse Head Drinking Water’ at Tusan Beach has collapsed today, with nothing left of the famous sight except a pile of rubble.
According to workers of a contractor currently doing construction at the site, the incident occurred on Thursday.
“It happened on Thursday. It was raining heavily one night, and I believed that it could have triggered the incident,” one of the workers, who declined to be named, told The Borneo Post.
Meanwhile, Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni said he was deeply saddened by the news as the ‘Horse Head’ at Tusan Beach was a famous tourism sight and an iconic landmark.
“I went straight to Tusan this morning once I received a lot of messages from the public and reporters regarding the incident.
“Unfortunately, the news of the collapsed structure of the Horse Head in Tusan Beach is true,” he said.
The cause of the incident has yet to be determined.
Last year, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin had said that saving the ‘Horse Head’ from further erosion by building a retaining wall to protect it was in progress.
Tusan Beach, which is about 30-minute drive away from here (Miri) started gaining popularity through social media after the first sighting of the ‘Blue Tears’ natural phenomenon along the beach in 2015, and the ‘Horse Head’ rock formation.