KUCHING, 4 December 2019: The Matang Wildlife Centre will suspend its wildlife sighting for six months, from 1 January to 30 June 2020 to facilitate repairs and a structural upgrade at the centre’s headquarters.
However, other park facilities such as accommodation and picnic areas will remain open for visitors as usual.
For those who are looking for an alternative attraction to view Orangutans, the tourist office recommends Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.
Located just 20 kilometres south of Kuching, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is by far the biggest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak.
Meanwhile, Sarawak’s tourism office reported the state will host the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2020 in Kuching 25 to 27 November 2020.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at the conclusion of the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 hosted in the Thai coastal city of Pattaya last week.
“Aligning with PATA’s advocacy theme of tourism dispersal, this event will shine the spotlight on a side of Asia unlike anywhere else, as Sarawak offers an alternative for those seeking humble authenticity, far from the tourist-trap clichés”, said PATA Chief Executive Officer, Mario Hardy when confirming the host destination for the 2020 event.
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(Source: Sarawak Tourism Board)