Bukit Mejawa Recreational Park beckons

Aziz Idris

The Village Consultative Council (MPK) of Kampong Jerudong B, in collaboration with Kedayan Jerudong Heritage Association (Warisan), introduced a new recreational park to the public with the opening of Bukit Mejawa Recreational Park on Sunday.

The six-kilometre trail comprises seven challenging hills and eight waterfalls to explore. Seven checkpoints are located in the area.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) cum guest of honour Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab officiated the launch.

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MPRT Haji Mohd Yusree bin Haji Junaidi, MPK members, officials, as well as hikers from the surrounding areas also attended.

Kampong Jerudong ‘B’ Acting Head Kamis bin Panjang hoped the launch will boost awareness and entice hikers to the new park, adding that it will be open daily from 6am to 6pm (subject to weather conditions).

The day also saw local Kedayan vendors selling traditional dishes and handicraft.

The Kedayan community has also formed Bukit Menjawa Pioneers, who are volunteers helping to guide newcomers along the trail.

Hikers set off on the new trail. PHOTOS: YUSRIN JUNAIDI
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab cuts the ribbon to launch the park