Entries by jessica

Sabah owes much to Agnes Keith

Sandakan: Renowned American author, Agnes Newton Keith had contributed much to North Borneo’s (Sabah) global fame through her writings. Permanent Secretary to the Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai said Keith’s meticulous depiction of the locals through her books were also recognised when she received the Best Non-Fiction Award in 1939. “As such, […]

Malindo to bring in more China tourists

Kota Kinabalu: Malindo Air is about to link Sabah with 10 destinations in China via direct flights for the summer season, thus bringing in more Chinese tourists. Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, said the new flights involve Beijing (four times a week), Chengdu (three times a week) and Changsa (three times […]

100 sea turtles for release

Kota Kinabalu: Kudat Turtle Conservation Society (KTCS) will be releasing some 100 sea turtle hatchlings at Kampung Bavang Jamal at 6.30pm on July 1 this year. Its chairperson, Sofia Johari, said slides and video presentations would be screened at the Bavang Jamal KTCS Education Centre around 5pm prior to the release. “This time, an estimated 100 […]

Sabah’s Tambunan set to become premier eco-tourism destination

TAMBUNAN: Various programmes are currently underway to promote Tambunan as a major eco-tourism and recreational centre. The district, located 80 kilometres east of Kota Kinabalu, is home to many attractions, including the Crocker Range National Park, which the Sabah government hopes to capitalise on. “In 2014, the Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve (CRBR), which includes the […]