The Old Siniawan town in Bau has been identified as a new tourism destination of the state and will be gazetted as a ‘Heritage Area’.

The process of gazetting is underway, and it will be linked to the Brooke Heritage Site and Brooke Gallery in Fort Margherita.

Abang Johari, who is also Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, said the Brooke Heritage Site – a small mountain opposite the Old Siniawan town – would undergo upgrading works to turn it into a ‘new growth area for tourism’.

Siniawan town, located about 30 minutes drive from Kuching City has gained massive popularity among locals and tourist for its weekend street market. Aside from that, the town itself was part of key battles during the Broke era. – Photo by Ophelia John