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Malta cruise ship chooses Sabah as stopover

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah is fast becoming a popular destination for cruise ships with Malta-registered Celebrity Constellation the latest to make a port call here. The 1,000-room cruise ship with 2,170 passengers and 950 crew members on board arrived at the port here at 7am Thursday, for an eight-hour stop-over before departing for Singapore. The ship’s […]

Tourists pumped in RM7.25b

Kota Kinabalu: The State’s tourism industry has recorded its best year ever in 2016, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun. He said Sabah recorded 3.43 million tourist arrivals which surpassed its best record in 2013 with 3.38 million tourist arrivals. “We have also recorded an all-time high tourism receipts of RM7.25 […]

Pitas event listed as Sabah’s newtourist draw

PITAS: After three decades being touted as the district’s most awaited annual festival, the Pitas non-stop, seven-day Chinese New Year celebration has been listed as Sabah’s latest tourist attraction. Organising chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ruddy Awah said he received news of the recognition in a letter from the Sabah Tourism Board. “Over the last few […]

Third GuZheng Art Fest in S’kan

Sandakan: The Third Malaysia GuZheng Art Festival 2017 which was held here at Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan on Feb 2 and 3 achieved its objective of promoting the GuZheng art while attracting tourists domestically and internationally. Elopura Assemblyman Datuk Au Kam Wah said, it also gave the people a new experience and helped promote […]

Freezing weather conditions

Ranau: Unusual cold weather conditions are sweeping areas here, especially Mount Kinabalu, freezing water in some places. According to personnel on the mountain Wednesday morning, water in holes in the Low’s Peak area became frozen and formed ice of one-centimetre thick. Members of the Auxiliary Force Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) said the temperature at […]