Mazu statue can draw tourists to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Joachim Gunsalam has expressed support for the proposed construction of a 32m statue of Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, in Kudat. He believes that it would bring economic benefits and attract tourists to the state. The project, which was first proposed in 2005 by former…

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Reviving Mazu project to boost tourism

KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat believes the revived 108-foot Mazu Statue in Kudat would attract millions of tourists and protect seafarers. Chong credits the statue as an important icon for Kudat and Sabah’s tourism, not religion. He cited the Quan Yin statue’s success in Sanya, which attracts 10 million visitors…

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The charm of Chengdu beckoning visitors

China has reopened its doors to inbound and outbound tourism thanks to the optimization of its pandemic prevention and control policies. On March 15, adjustments were made to the visa and entry policy, allowing Chinese embassies and consulates abroad to resume the issuance of various types of visas for foreigners to China. As a result,…

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US travel advisory downgraded

KOTA KINABALU: Sandakan MP Vivian Wong has praised the United States Department’s decision to downgrade its travel advisory to East Sabah. She has called for other countries, including the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea, to review their travel advisories, which still advise against non-essential travel. Wong has also urged for the establishment…

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Venitian offers Ramadan dinner

If you’re looking for a restaurant to break your fast or enjoy a delicious Ramadan dinner, look no further than the Venition Club. Located on the Lido-Kepayan bypass, this cozy eatery is known for its mouthwatering dim sum and breakfast dishes, but during Ramadan, they offer an impressive array of dishes that are sure to…

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South Korean visitors to Sabah on the rise

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Tourism Board (STB) has reported a significant increase in South Korean tourist arrivals in the first month of 2023. With 21,541 visitors recorded, this marks a significant increase compared to the 55,152 South Korean tourists who visited Sabah throughout the entire year of 2022. Sabah’s Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister and…

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