Tawau airport upgrading works start next year

The Ministry of Economy has granted approval for the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to upgrade Tawau Airport (LT Tawau) in the 4th Rolling Plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan (RP4 RMK12) set for implementation next year. Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew stated that the proposed upgrade project includes increasing the terminal capacity…

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Visa-free boost Sabah’s tourism

The federal government’s decision to grant a 30-day visa-free entry into Malaysia for visitors from China and India, effective December 1, 2023, is welcomed by Sabah to boost its tourist arrivals. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor noted that Sabah has already achieved 85.6% of its 2.2 million tourist target this year. Sabah is connected…

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Sabah welcomes Shanghai investors

Shanghai businessmen expressed keen interest in investing in Sabah’s tourism and property development sectors. Their intentions were revealed to Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew during a courtesy call. Seeking advice on securing state support, the investors from Dresser Wayne Fuel Equipment (Shanghai) Co Ltd were assured of the government’s investor-friendly approach. Liew…

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Malaysians given 15-day visa-free to China

The Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced that the 15-day visa-free policy would be in effect for a year from Dec 1, 2023 to Nov 30, 2024. “To further promote people-to-people exchanges between China and Malaysia, the Chinese government will implement a 15-day visa-free policy for Malaysian citizens holding ordinary passports who enter China for…

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500 jobs to be created by InterContinental Resort

A RM1 billion 5-star InterContinental Resort is set to elevate Sabah’s hospitality industry in Melinsung, Papar. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor expressed gratitude to Sinyi Group and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for selecting Sabah for this strategic investment. Emphasizing the resort’s broader impact, he highlighted the creation of over 500 jobs and its contribution…

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Largest palm print wall

Shangri-La Rasa Ria in Tuaran, made history by achieving the largest palm print wall in the Malaysia Book of Records. Fourty-four delegates from the 26th Miss Tourism International 2023 imprinted their palms, symbolizing unity and cultural diversity. Rasa Ria General Manager Fiona Hagan, expressed immense pride in the achievement, stating the palm print wall showcases…

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Malaysia and Korea to explore tourism collaboration

Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Tiong King Sing received a courtesy call from Yeo Seung-bae, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia. They explored potential avenues for collaboration in tourism, arts, and culture, with the aim of achieving mutually beneficial outcomes. They also delved into discussions on strategic cooperation, enhancing accessibility, and…

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Sabah ideal golfing destination for Koreans

South Korean Consulate-General Joo Jung-cheol highlighted Sabah’s allure for Korean golfers due to convenient accessibility, with Malaysia ranking third among favoured destinations. Joo praised Kota Kinabalu’s golf courses, especially Sutera Harbour, Sabah Golf and Country Club, Karambunai, and Dalit Bay, citing their proximity to the city centre. He anticipated a surge in Korean visitors during…

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