Japanese investor keen to build elephant corridor

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew said a Japanese keen to build an elephant wildlife corridor in Kinabatangan, contributing for wildlife preservation. The investor, motivated by a love for wildlife, has purchased land for the project, without asking any charges from the state. Speaking at the Matta Fair Sabah at SICC on April…

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CoBT key products to Sabah tourism

Almost all tourist products and attractions in Sabah are located in rural areas. The Sabah Tourism Board is promoting and marketing these products domestically and internationally, said Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew. Therefore, community-based tourism (CoBT) activities are crucial to Sabah, said Liew in response to Appointed Assemblyman Datuk Raime Unggi at…

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Affected passengers urged to be patient

Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew has urged the parties affected by the suspension of flights, including tourists travelling to or leaving Sabah, to be patient. It was reported that the volcano’s eruption shot ash plumes nearly 70,000 feet high, she said. “Be patient. The magnitude of the phenomenon was unforeseen and beyond our…

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Sabah monitoring volcanic situation closely

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the safety of the people is top priority in the wake of Indonesia’s Mount Ruang volcanic eruptions in North Sulawesi province on Wednesday evening. He said the state is monitoring the situation closely.  “I have been briefed about the situation and we are keeping tab. Safety is priority…

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Greek cuisine hit Sabah shore

The first Greek restaurant in Sabah and Malaysia was officially opened at Wisma Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Chill Taverna is owned by Greek businessman John Embiricos and his wife Marinah Harris, the youngest daughter of former chief minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh. In her address at the opening ceremony, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina…

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Sabah rural products to debut in peninsula

Sabah Community Based Tourism Fair 2024 will debut outside Sabah at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, in October. Sabah Tourism Board chairman, Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, emphasizes the need for local operators to explore new markets. The event aims to facilitate discussions on packaging rural destinations for broader appeal. A Mentor and Mentee Programme will launch in…

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Sutera Harbour Resort receives safety certifications

Sutera Harbour Resort has been awarded duel MS ISO certifications for high safety standards by NIOSHCert. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew officiated at the presentation of MS  ISO  Certifications: 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and 21101:2014  Adventure Tourism Safety Management System (ATSMS) to four properties at the Sutera Harbour…

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Sabah MM2H to implement next month

The much-anticipated Sabah-Malaysia My Second Home (Sabah-MM2H) programme is expected to be implementable by next month after several amendments have been put in place, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew. She said the government is in the process of finalising the terms and conditions of the programme.  “The State Cabinet has approved the…

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