Sibu: A century old well in Kampung Jemoreng, Matu, holds water believed could cure ailments, and with its historical value and aura of mystery, it is an ideal tourism product.
When news about it broke out, visitors from as far as Brunei were said to have flocked there in droves to check it out.
Jemoreng assemblyman Abu Seman Jahwie said he would propose to the tourism authority to beautify and upgrade the place to woo visitors.
"The strangest thing about this well is that it never dries up even when the dry spell sets in. Locals believe it has mystical power to cure diseases such as skin irritations, much like hot springs.
"According to the people here, visitors from as far as Brunei come to seek treatment before heading to town with positive results.
"The well has been handed down from generation to generation. The aura of mystique of this century old well and the natural beauty of its surrounding areas have potential to draw crowds.
"On top of that, it has historical value that could entice those keen to know more about the existence of the well," enthused Abu Seman, a political secretary to the chief minister.
Tourism activities would help supplement the income of folks there, he said.
The well is accessible via a plank walk.
What is even more intriguing about the well is how it came about.
According to local belief, a villager found the well after being told of its existence in a dream.--Courtesy of The Borneo Post Online