Manukan to be upgraded to 5-star

Efforts to position Pulau Manukan as a five-star boutique resort are underway to meet the growing demand for accommodation facilities on the island.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew announced this when officiating at the Lido Chinese New Year Night Market organised by the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) at the Lido Square, recently.

She said the proposed development of Pulau Manukan involves the construction of 40 individual chalets which will be located in various strategic locations.

‘When completed, the boutique resort will help to boost high-end tourism on the island.

This will enable the resort to vie for a place in the Destination Wedding Market to compete with popular sites in Asia,” Liew said.

The project is expected to commence in the middle of this year, she added.

On the upgrading of tourism facilities at Layang Layang on Mount Kinabalu (2,744 metres above sea-level), the minister said the hostel project is scheduled for completion by May this year.

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