The harsh tropical climate has taken its toll on some of the landmark buildings in Sarikei. With the halo effect of the luxury cruises starting in July 2009, tourism is expected to grow with publicity and word of mouth. It's okay to leave our heritage buildings with a weather beaten look but we should maintain the newer landmarks.Sarikei Rejang Wharf Terminal 1, 2009
Imagine tourists disembarking at the Rejang River and they see mould and plants growing at the top of Terminal 1. We also need more rubbish bins at Terminal 1 due to the huge number of rural folks waiting for their boats. The floor at the front of Terminal 1 needs to be repaired. Then the tourists walk towards the pineapple statue. On the way there, they pass by the clock tower and see that the commemorative plaque has been stolen by scrap metal thieves.
Hopefully the Sarikei map at Terminal 2 has been updated. What about putting more maps around downtown? Do people know how to get to Nyelong River Esplanade and the Nyelong markets?
Then as they zoom into the landmark building, the Civic Centre, with its ethnic inspired roof, *gasp*, they see a gaping hole at the roof where rain can pour in.
If you walk around Merdeka Park, it's not a pretty sight anymore compared to its glory days when it was just completed.
Will the Sarikei travel agent who came to look for me some time back, please email me as I don't have your card. I will be glad to do a post on your tour packages if you can email me details and pictures.
The tourists are coming (hopefully it's sustainable). What else can you think of for improvement?