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Big Sabah Sale to showcase over 100 varieties of goods

The Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) is set to host a three-day Big Sabah Sale from Dec 15-17, featuring over 100 entrepreneurs, organisations, and departments.   Exhibitors will occupy more than 250 available spaces, promising mutual satisfaction, according to SICC Chief Executive Officer Datuk Rosmawati Lasuki.   “Visitors to the event are promised an extraordinary…

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Uzbeks entice by Sabah’s warm sunshine

During the Tashkent International Tourism Fair 2023 in Uzbekistan, Sabah’s allure was unveiled to about 260 attendees, including Uzbek travel agents. Funholiday’s Managing Director Connie Chong, presenting Sabah as a new destination, highlighted its stunning beaches and islands like Mantanani Island and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Emphasizing Sabah’s diverse culture, she invited Uzbeks to enjoy…

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South Korea contributes strongly to Sabah’s tourism

South Korea has been one of the top three market sources for tourism in Sabah since the reopening of Malaysia’s international borders for travellers from all countries, effective April 2022. According to Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew, from January to September this year, Sabah received nearly 152,000 Korean visitors, an increase of 451.4 per…

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Kiulu embraces agro-tourism

Kiulu, known for eco and cultural tourism, is now promoting agro-tourism. The inaugural pineapple and local fruits festival initiated by Kiulu Assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, witnessed participation from 60 growers and SMEs. Representatives from tourism associations and hotels attended. Joniston who is also Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, stressed the need to diversify attractions…

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Korean is coming in droves to Sabah

A surge in the number of Korean visitor arrivals to Sabah is foreseeable, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew. She said this is made possible by Asiana Airlines’ mounting of daily charter flights from Incheon to Kota Kinabalu from Dec 23, 2023 to Feb 29, 2024. She disclosed this after meeting with…

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KK Christmas concert on Dec 12-15

The Kota Kinabalu Christmas Celebration 2023 (KKCC) will run from Dec 12 to 15 at Padang Merdeka. Organised by Sabah Council of Churches and Kota Kinabalu City Hall, it focuses on unity with the theme “Christmas: Unity and Harmony.” City Hall Director Junainah Abbie emphasises promoting peace and understanding. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor…

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Norwegian Jewel brings 2,000 tourists to KK

The Norwegian Jewel cruise ship recently visited Kota Kinabalu, boosting the local economy with 2,000 tourists disembarking to shop and spend. The 20-floor luxury cruise ship’s 12-day itinerary covered Bangkok, Manila, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei, and Singapore. Matthew Chin, Chairman of MatthewPaul Tours and Travel, a pioneer in local cruise tourism, led a local travel agents…

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Tabin’s mud volcano erupts

The Lipad mud volcano at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu erupted again on the night of Nov 27, 2023. It spewed a massive five feet high of volcanic mud, nearly covering the first floor of the watchtower, according to Tabin Wildlife Resort, General Manager  Lawrence Chin. “No witnesses were present, as the reserve…

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Varieties of cultural events in Dec

Sabah is set to end 2023 with a flourish, featuring a variety of cultural events throughout December. Launched by Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew, the DEC-Cover Sabah Campaign aims to boost the state’s tourism sector. Liew invites everyone to partake in the festivities, emphasising the celebration’s focus on Sabah’s cultural richness and…

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Tawau airport upgrading works start next year

The Ministry of Economy has granted approval for the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to upgrade Tawau Airport (LT Tawau) in the 4th Rolling Plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan (RP4 RMK12) set for implementation next year. Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew stated that the proposed upgrade project includes increasing the terminal capacity…

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