Entries by Trainee STB/KePKAS

Fight to protect most vulnerable elephants

KOTA KINABALU: The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is one of Sabah’s best known tourist attractions and since 2013, it has been the Wildlife Rescue Unit’s (WRU) base in eastern Sabah. “But in recent times, Sepilok has become home to another makeshift family, one the tourists are largely unaware of even as they are startled […]

Reliving Kadazan wedding rituals

By Lorena Binisol WEDDINGS today, even Kadazan ones, are no longer what they used to be. Now, it’s all about modern fashion, the IT, video and fanciful adornments. Yet there are some who still yearn for the old customs and traditions. Many Kadazan families feel that if not continued, these traditions would soon disappear. One […]

Brunei folk visit water village in Weston

KOTA KINABALU: Attracted to the serene water village and its traditional food, 50 members of a mosque association from Brunei visited Weston, in Beaufort. Members of Masjid Utama Muhammad Salleh Pekan Bangar in Temburong, Brunei arrived at the water village on Aug 13. Led by the mosque imam Mohd Yussof Ahad, they did aerobics, took […]

Kiulu to develop its mulberry industry

KOTA KINABALU: Kiulu is going to develop its mulberry industry, said Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai. The Kiulu assemblyman said he hoped to turn Kiulu into a food hub for the production of local fruits as well as in the production of mulberry. He added that the climate and soil condition in […]

Promoting rural tourism in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is optimistic that rural tourism will gain popularity and benefit locals in the long run. Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai said the recent Rural Tourism roadshow held at a shopping mall was a success. “The two-day inaugural roadshow attracted 10,000 visitors and the number of people visting the four promoted […]