Govt serious to ensure tourists’ safety

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew said the drowning incident off Mamutik Island last weekend serves as a reminder to all travellers and operators. She said they must continue to strictly practice and adhere to operational procedures set for any tourism-related recreational activities. “The responsibility of ensuring safety during tourism activities must always…

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Stricker regulations to boost safety in water activities

The Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Satta) has urged Sabah’s tourism authorities to revise policies and rules following a recent drowning incident involving a 25-year-old Chinese national at Mamutik Island. The victim was part of a group of seven beginner divers supervised by three dive masters. Satta Chairman Datuk Seri Winston Liaw criticised…

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M’sia mega sale is back

The Malaysia Mega Sale nationwide campaign is back after a four-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In Sabah, the sale will run from June 15 to July 31, 2024, said Tourism Malaysia Sabah Deputy Director Trecey J Tojuka. Tourism Malaysia Sabah Office is collaborating with four participating shopping malls in Kota Kinabalu, namely Imago…

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Sabah have potential to be health tourism hub

Sabah’s natural beauty, cultural heritage, and wellness traditions make it an ideal destination for rejuvenation and balance, positioning it as a potential health tourism hub. The state offers numerous wellness facilities with traditional spa treatments, therapies, and consultations with trained medical professionals. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew highlighted Sabah’s pristine environment, including…

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All must take care of the environment

The responsibility of taking care of the environment needs to be shouldered together and not solely by the government. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew has called for cooperation between the industry, local communities, various government agencies, and related parties to be strengthened for environmental sustainability. “I also request the cooperation of the…

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China extends visa to 30 days for M’sian tourists

China has agreed to extend the visa exemption for Malaysian tourists from 15 to 30 days. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi during the 50th-anniversary celebration of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China in Beijing. During a meeting with Premier Li Qiang, Ahmad Zahid proposed the extension, highlighting that…

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