Saturday, March 10, 2007

Extending Mines Resort City's Water Canal

THE water canal running through Mines Resort City will be extended another 3km by August.

Mines Resort City founder Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew made the announcement during his speech at the launch of the Palace of the Golden Horses Jogger's Track in Seri Kembangan on Feb 7.

“In conjunction with this, we will also be bringing in a unique tourism product to woo more tourists to the country. Our Gourmet Street which has been in planning for the past three years will be launched by the second half of the year,” he added.

Lee said a host of events and activities had been planned at Mines in celebration of Malaysia's 50th year of independence and in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

Tourism Ministry director-general Datuk Mirza Mohamad Taiyab flagged off professional joggers to mark the launch of the 2.1km Jogger's Track.

The route runs through the landscaped gardens of the hotel and the Mines Resort Golf Club, offering picturesque views.

In his speech, Mirza said Malaysians had stopped imitating others and were looking within to promote tourism.

He said the natural settings of hotels should be put to good use because tourists were keen on nature and not nightlife as often thought.

“The focus has shifted. Discos are a thing of the past and when tourists come here, they want to experience the natural splendour of Malaysia,” he added.

The track and the newly opened Jojobali Spa at the hotel are additions to the Wellness Lifestyle Campaign initiated by Lee in a move to also boost health tourism.

The Jojobali Spa offers various pampering sessions for the face and body under its “Wellness Tourism Malaysia” objective.

Source : STAR
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