KUALA PENYU: The tourism industry in Kuala Penyu will change for the better in five years’ time.
Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister, Datuk Pang Yuk Ming said that various tourism development projects in the district are in the pipeline including five-star resorts and the Wong Tai Sin temple.
“I believe this area will be different in five years, take my words for it. The beaches are beautiful with sand and clear water, it can be better than Bali if the resorts are in place,” he told a press conference during a site visit with Wong Tai Sing temple, Hongkong committee members in Kampung Kemansian here.
According to him, plans are in place for several five-star resorts to be built in the district, which are awaiting for approval.
He said that the resorts’ guests would stay for at least three nights in the district as there are various activities and interesting places they can go and visit.
“On the first day, guests can watch fireflies and proboscis monkeys, on the second day, they can go to Labuan which is another destination that we are promoting and return to Kuala Penyu to go to Pulau Tiga on the third day.
“On the fourth day, they can take a train ride to Tenom from Beaufort to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the track, before participating in the white water rafting activity or visiting the agricultural park in Tenom.
“When the Pan Borneo Highway project is completed, travelling time from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) will be shorten this making Kuala Penyu an attractive destination,” he said.
Looking at Kuala Penyu Assemblyman, Limus Jury’s initiative in promoting the district, Pang said that he is confident the district will be developed in five years.
“Limus travels around the world a lot and everywhere he goes, he will promote Kuala Penyu,” he added.
Source : New Sabah Times