Entries by Trainee STB/KePKAS

Visit Keningau Year 2018 will put Keningau on World Tourism Map

KENINGAU — Visit Keningau Year 2018 will enable the district to make its mark on the world tourism map, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan. However, the success of Visit Keningau Year 2018 depended on the quality of service provided by residents, especially those operating tourism products. “This is our aim. We want Keningau to […]

62 species of dragonflies found in Imbak Canyon, Danum Valley

KOTA KINABALU: Sixty-two species of dragonflies were found in Imbak Canyon and Danum Valley during the recent Yayasan Sabah Batu Timbang Scientific Expidition, where some of it are endemic to Sabah. One of participants of the expedition, Dr Choong Chee Yen, said one particular species, Telosticta Janeus can only be found in Imbak Canyon and […]

Sabah set for new tourist influx record

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah tourism sector is set to create a new record this year as the influx of tourists continue to soar, probably hitting the 3.7 million mark surpassing the targeted 3.55 million. “In a few weeks (Dec 20), Batik Air (Indonesia) will commence Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu sector, making it the 14th international airline to […]

Over 450 runners for Borneo Bird Run

SANDAKAN: More than 450 people yesterday took part in the second edition of the Borneo Bird Run that promoted bird conservation and bird watching. The 7km run around the Rainforest Discovery Centre here was flagged off by Chief Conservator of Forests, Datuk Sam Mannan. The participants came from Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Beluran and Kota Kinabalu. […]

Focus on rural tourism: Masidi

Kota Kinabalu: State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said his Ministry will be focusing on rural tourism next year. “It is my hope that the Chief Minister’s intention in the 2018 State Budget to focus on rural tourism will become a reality next year. “I am confident that we in Sabah […]