It’s a sad day for Miri as the iconic rock formation of Tusan Beach is reported to have collapsed.
Tusan Beach is a well-known tourist attraction roughly 30 minutes away from Miri, Sarawak. The cliffs in Tanjung Layang-Layang arches into the sea like a horse drinking water. Hence it was fondly dubbed the “Horse Head Drinking Water”.
The beach is also famous for its ‘Blue Tears’, a natural phenomenon in which bio luminescent plankton glow in brilliant blue. It was only in 2015 that the first sighting of the ‘Blue Tears’ and the ‘Horse Head’ were discovered and propelled Tusan Beach to fame.
There is a great view of the open sea, and the sunsets here are phenomenal. Many come here for photography sessions.
According to the Borneo Post, the incident happened on Thursday after a heavy rain.
“22.2.2020 is a very sad day for Miri, one of the jewels if Miri’s tourist attractions is gone, the ‘horse drinking water’ feature at Tusan Beach was reported to have collapsed,” said Sarawak Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident.
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Netizens have taken to social media to share their sadness over the unfortunate event. Here are some that accurately shows how we feel!
No chances to see it now
No more denial
We wonder how it would affect tourism
It is incredibly sad to think that one of our jewels no longer exists, and we think that’s why we should appreciate the beautiful sights and scenes we have in Malaysia. Nothing lasts forever. If there are places you want to see, or things you want to do, there is no better time to explore.