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Promote dragon boat race to tourists

Local tour operators have been asked to help promote the upcoming 9th Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race 2024, which will be held at Likas Bay from June 7 to 9. Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew urged tour operators to bring their clients and guests to watch the race. Liew stated that…

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Book tour packages with licence operators

All tourists to Sabah are advised to book their tour packages with Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) registered tour operators. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew issued the call following a drowning case at Mengalum Snorkelling Point on May 11, involved a 34-year-old Chinese tourist, Zhang Tian Long. “It is understood that…

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Sabah to entice tourists from Central Asia

Sabah Tourism Board, in collaboration with Batik Air and Fun Holiday, hosted a dedicated roadshow in Uzbekistan, captivating the interest of Uzbekistan tourists who are seeking new Muslim-friendly destinations. The roadshow, which took place in the historic cities of Samarkand and Tashkent on April 23rd and 25th, 2024, garnered remarkable attendance with 250 enthusiastic participants…

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Sabah to host 10 MICE events within this year

Sabah is gearing up for 10 MICE events this year, including the International Wholistic Wellness Conference and Expo (IWWCE 2024) and the 42nd Conference of the Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations (Cafeo 42). Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew highlighted the significance of business tourism in driving economic growth, emphasizing the role of…

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Sabah successfully initiated pangolin conservation efforts

The Sabah Wildlife Department, in collaboration with key local conservation groups has successfully held its pangolin conservation initiatives across Sabah. This series of impactful projects has strengthened the protection of pangolins, which are classified as Schedule 1 “totally protected species” under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997. ‚ÄúPangolins are endangered species and protecting them is…

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STB provides help to injured tourist

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment through its agency Sabah Tourism Board (STB) is following up on the paragliding accident involving a Chinese tourist Xue Dong Yuan, 64, in Lohan, Ranau on April 22. “I have instructed STB to follow up on the case on what needs to be done,” its Minister Datuk Christina…

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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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