Padawan shows off tourist attractions

Sibulan: Located within the Sarawak Delta Geopark, the Padawan area has emerged as a top destination for geology enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Social Transformation Division head and Resident Representative in Kuching, Joseph Liaw, said Padawan is home to a number of unique geological sites that offer visitors the opportunity to explore a fascinating world of landscape formations.

He highlighted the manifold benefits that tourism brings to the region.

Padawan is renowned for its untouched natural beauty and adventurous environment, attracting an increasing number of tourists from far and wide.

Liaw said this would not only boost the local tourism industry but also bring huge economic benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises and local businesses.

“This will boost tourism in the region and help generate increased income for small and medium enterprises and local businesses,” he said at the closing ceremony of the Borneo Ultra Blue Trail Run Padawan 2024 at the Ana Biya Association Hall last Saturday.

In fact, geological wonders are not the only attraction for Padawans.

Liu noted that the area is fast becoming a hotspot for extreme sports.

He said water sports events such as motocross and rafting have been attracting a lot of attention recently.

These activities are key to positioning Padawan as a top destination for thrill seekers.

“These efforts will help accelerate Sarawak Delta Geopark’s recognition as a UNESCO Global Geopark by 2026,” he added.

As such, he commended the successful running of the Borneo Ultra Blue Trail, which is part of the Sarawak Delta Geopark Trail Run Series 2/2024, saying it is a testament to Padawan’s growing reputation.

The event not only highlighted the extreme sports potential in the district but also provided a platform for local entrepreneurs to benefit.

Vendors selling agricultural produce and handicrafts saw their business thrive and their incomes increased.

Furthermore, he stressed the importance of preserving and promoting traditional sports, which play an important role in maintaining cultural heritage.

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