Trans Borneo Railway brings in tourists

The proposed Trans Borneo Railway project linking Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan, Indonesia, is hailed by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor as a boon to the Borneo region. “Once materialised, the project will be impactful to enhance  people-to-people connectivity and economically, it will facilitate trade, promote growth of industries at the border areas and…

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Sabah earns RM3mil at KL’s Matta Fair

Sabah’s tour companies and hotels reaped nearly RM3 million in sales at the recent three-day Matta Fair in Kuala Lumpur. Assistant Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister cum Sabah Tourism Board Chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai highlighted Semporna as the most sought-after destination. He added that the Sabah tourism team also observed strong interest in nature-based attractions…

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Sabah tourism flourishes at ITB Berlin 2024

Sabah Tourism Board (STB) made waves at ITB Berlin 2024, captivating industry professionals and travelers alike. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew seized the opportunity to showcase Sabah’s tourism potential and dispel misconceptions. The event saw queries about Sabah’s accessibility, with Liew emphasizing engagement with the European market, particularly Germany. Despite some attendees’…

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West Malaysians encourage to visit Sabah which is affordable

Sabah is encouraging more people from the Peninsula to consider vacationing there because it offers cheaper alternatives compared to international travel. Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, emphasizes that visiting Sabah not only saves money but also promotes cultural exchange among Malaysians from different regions. Despite the weakening Ringgit, Sabah remains an…

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SICC all set to host international events

The Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) is ready to host the “Be in Sabah” forum for international participants. This follows the successful hosting of the forum at the Asia-Pacific level from February 29 to March 1, 2024, said SICC Chief Executive Officer Datuk Rosmawati Lasuki during a post-event report meeting at SICC. The report was…

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Sabah, Thailand to jointly promote wellness events

The International Wholistic Wellness Conference & Expo (IWWCE 2024) in Kota Kinabalu has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024 (TWAS 2024) to jointly promote wholistic wellness events globally. The partnership aims to advocate for medical wellness communities and tourism across ASEAN and beyond. The agreement was signed between…

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Three community-based tourism in Kiulu to go for ASEAN standard accreditation

Three community-based tourism operators in Kiulu, including Lingga Eco-Tourism, Murug Turug Eco-Tourism, and Bambangan Lama Recreational Centre, are advancing towards ASEAN Tourism Standard accreditation. This signifies rural progress in tourism, stated Kiulu assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai. These operators will submit nominations to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture for the ASEAN Community-Based Tourism Standard…

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