SIBU, June 15 – The Rajang, the country’s longest river, is set to become a tourist attraction when the Pandaw Luxury Cruise begins on June 30.

State urban development and tourism minister Datuk Micheal Manyin will officiate the ceremony.

A day after the launch, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chief executive officer Gracie Geikie said, a pioneer group of 60 tourists would begin an eight-day cruise along the river and its tributary, the Igan.

There will be three cruises each month and the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company which operates the service, reports it has a full schedule until March next year.

By then, Geikie said, more than 1,400 tourists from the USA, Australia and Europe would have visited the state’s central region comprising Sibu, Kapit, Sarikei and Mukah divisions. – Bernama

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