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Sarawak aims Kuching-Jeju Island, Kuching-Japan connectivity

Premier believes Koreans would consider Kuching

The Sarawak government is looking into setting up a direct Kuching-Jeju Island air connectivity through the coming Sarawak airlines which is currently retaining the name MASWings.

This means that the route will by-pass Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu, which is a norm for anyone currently wanting to go from Kuching to Jeju Island.

According to a news report by TVS, Sarawak premier, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, said that the move can open Kuching to South Koreans and would further improve the tourism sector of Sarawak.

He was further quoted as saying that South Koreans can choose to come to Kuching during winter to enjoy Kuching’s Geopark.

The Premier also hinted that there is also plans to use MASWings to connect Kuching to Japan, as well as other ASEAN destinations via a direct flight from the Sarawak capital.

Last November, Abang Johari had already hinted that the new Sarawak airlines would likely be used to create direct flights international destinations such as Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Indonesia and other South-East Asian countries.

About Jeju Island

Jeju Island is South Korea’s largest island, covering an area of 1,833.2 km². It is a volcanic island that lies in the southwest corner of the Korean peninsula. The island is one of the most relaxing vacation spots found in Korea thanks to its unique local atmosphere and beautiful natural environment. The volcanic lava tubes that make up nearly 10% of the island’s area are a designated UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Among interesting places in Jeju Island are the Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, Manjanggul Lava Tube, and Hallasan National Park.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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