Pitas eyeing a record 16-day CNY festival

Pitas district gears up for a 16-day Chinese New Year Festival, starting February 9, aiming to break six records, including non-stop traditional music and bamboo walking. Recognised in 2016 for the Longest Non-stop Chinese New Year Events, Pitas demonstrates resilience despite economic challenges. Sabah Tourism Board Chairman Joniston Bangkuai commends Pitas’ commitment, envisioning economic growth…

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STB to collaborate with Economy Ministry to address rural poverty

The Sabah Tourism Board (STB) aims for a sustainable collaboration with the Economy Ministry to develop rural tourism, addressing poverty in local communities. STB Chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai and Deputy Economy Minister Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib visited the Tagal Eco-Tourism initiative in Kampung Poturidong, Kiulu witnessing the potential of community-based tourism. Hanifah acknowledged the tagal…

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Direct flight between Nanjing and Tawau kicks off

Tawau is abuzz with the historic arrival of the inaugural charter flight from Nanjing, China on Tuesday. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew praised the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) for making the new route possible. On board the Firefly aircraft were 157 passengers which landed at 5.55am. Firefly will operate the charter flights three…

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Kinabalu UNESCO benefits local residents in three districts

The Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark offers numerous benefits and economic opportunities for around 291,300 residents in Kota Belud, Kota Marudu, and Ranau. Covering 4,750 square kilometres and involving 423 villages, it provides avenues for increased income through tourism and cultural preservation. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, highlighted the positive impacts, such as business opportunities…

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TAED promote marine conservation

Tanjung Aru Eco Development (TAED) hosted a one-day marine conservation programme at Prince Philip Park, Tanjung Aru recently. Themed ‘Recycle, Revive, Oceans Alive! was collaboration efforts of TAED with Tame Centre, Seoul National University, and University Malaysia Sabah. This initiative aimed to raise public awareness about marine ecosystems. TAED General Manager Datuk Jake Jikulin Nointin…

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Run to market Sabah diversity

Sabah Tourism Board (STB) expresses its enthusiastic support for the upcoming Harmony Run themed ‘Unity and Respect For Diversity’, organised by the KSRun Athletics Club. Scheduled for 9 March, STB chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai said the event would help market Sabah as more than a tourist destination but also as a symbol of religious and…

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Uzbeks explores Sabah tourist attractions

A group of tourism players from Uzbekistan spent a week exploring the attractions on the west coast of Sabah. One of the delegates, Travel Time Director Elena Chernisheva, expressed great satisfaction with the experience. “This place is truly amazing, especially the islands, which look like the famous Maldives but with a more unique feature due…

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BRL conduct CPR training for staff

The Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) recently conducted its first responders’ cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills (CPR) training programme in the midst of the wilderness in Danum Valley. The programme aimed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively in emergency situations. It is essential for individuals to know how to act during a…

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