Tusan Beach food court.
MIRI: The much-anticipated infrastructure and facility at Tusan Beach is nearly completed.
The RM5 million state government-funded project which includes a food court, observation tower, safety rails, footpaths for hikers and other back-to-nature facilities are now in place, with workers currently doing a finishing touch-up to the facilities.
Assistant Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus said in September last year that the upgrading and construction work at the beach would potentially boost its popularity and attract more tourists.
A row of outdoor shower heads near the food court.
A short tour around the new facility on a long footpath would lead to the beach and the food court. A row of outdoor shower heads could be seen near the food court, where visitors could clean themselves up after a dip in the sea.
Tusan Beach, located about 40km from Miri, had attracted widespread attention amongst netizens after photos of ‘blue tears’ – a natural phenomenon in which a bioluminescent plankton glows in brilliant blue – appeared on social media in 2015.
The beach was also best known for its iconic ‘Drinking Horse’ cliff that was located about 600 metres away from the beach. However, on Feb 22 this year, the rock formation feature had collapsed.
Long pedestrian footpath leading to Tusan Beach and the food court.