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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Sabah favourite destination for Chinese

Sabah continues to be a sought-after destination for Chinese visitors.¬† “Our tourism figures recorded a total of 776,845 visitors to Sabah from January to March this year. Of this figure, 321,184 were international visitors of which 116,922 were Chinese visitors. “This is indeed a positive sign and we are happy to welcome more China visitors…

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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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