Entries by jessica

Joniston pushing for rural tourism programme to empower villagers

KOTA KINABALU: Kiulu assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai has suggested the introduction of a Rural Mini Tourism Programme to hasten efforts to eradicate poverty and economically empower the rural population. The Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman cited that a study by his board’s Product and Rural Tourism Development Unit done at various rural villages throughout the […]

Sabah to get two new museums, says state assistant minister

KOTA KINABALU: Two museums – in Kudat and Ranau respectively – are currently being developed as an addition to the existing 11 museums and galleries in Sabah. The new facilities are Tun Mustapha Museum (in Kudat) and Ranau Dusun Civilisation and Ethnic Heritage Museum, said State Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Pang Yuk […]

More recognition awaits Kinabalu

Ranau: The Kinabalu Park is inching closer towards becoming the bearer of yet another of Unesco’s recognitions with efforts to introduce the area as a Global Geosite. Sabah Park Director Dr Jamili Nais said the proposal will once again harness the spirit of camaraderie between the State Government, Sabah Parks and the communities surrounding Mount […]

Handicraft woven from bamboo can generate RM20 mln for Keningau

KENINGAU: Kraftangan Malaysia believes that handicraft woven from bamboo can generate up to RM20 million in revenue annually for Keningau with the right marketing and promotions. Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said the district’s fine, quality bamboo handicraft, such as bags and containers, had been attracting Asian and European tourists to […]

Dragon Boat Race good for tourism: Masidi

Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race can have a positive impact on the State’s tourism-related industries. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said, looking at the participation by international teams, it can bring a great number of visitors from overseas which leads to an increase in demand for accommodation, […]