Funds to upgrade these Tambunan destinations

Tambunan: The Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry will provide special funding to upgrade tourist destinations here in conjunction with Visit Tambunan Year 2017.Its Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said allocating such fund is one of the early measures to upgrade and provide facilities that have not been put up at the Mat Salleh Memorial in Kg Tibabar, about eight kilometres from here.

“The Ministry is prepared to increase the funding to rehabilitate the tourist attraction here by providing facilities for tourists who come here.

“All efforts are aimed at ensuring the Visit Tambunan Year 2017 is filled with various activities that could lure tourists to visit Tambunan,” he said.

Masidi said this during his working visit in conjunction with a programme to track the heritage and history of Mat Salleh as part of the Visit Tambunan Year 2017, at Kg Tibabar, on Wednesday.

Mat Salleh rebelled against the British and was killed when he and his followers were cornered in Tambunan.

Some accounts point him as a bandit.

He also walked through paddy field and village settlement up to Kota Mat Sator located in Kg Kepayan Lama, here, about one kilometre from the Mat Salleh Memorial.

Also present were the Ministry’s permanent secretary Datuk Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai, his deputy Mariam Omar Matusin, Sabah Museum Director Sintiong Gelet, Tambunan district chief OKK Philip Kitingan and other senior officials.


Source : The Borneo Post