Be the transient explorer of history in the making. Malaysia aims to become a fully developed nation by the year 2020. To this end, the country’s “Vision 2020” heralds the dream of things to come. Sarawak is fully integrated into that dream, and is constantly seeing significant upgrades in infrastructure to attain that goal. New roads, new transportation hubs, cutting edge university campuses and collaborative programmes with international universities, road-widening schemes, new bridges, new shopping areas of international standards, high tech industrial parks and opportunities for ever-attractive lifestyles all play a part in improving professional development and attracting investors from around the globe.
Two landmark breakthroughs highlight Sarawak’s new direction in development. The RM300 million Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Assembly Complex) is situated on the north bank of the Sarawak River. Of special interest to the convention-venue hunter is the state of the art Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), which offers cutting edge facilities for today’s convention planner. With offerings that cater to 1,500 per day and a 315-room luxury hotel, this is Indiana Jones’ treasure of the convention world.
New hotels are constantly being built, be they international luxury names like the 5-star Pullman Interhill Hotel, the businessman’s haven 360 Hotel, the budget 360 Express or the very original Batik Boutique.