Entries by Trainee STB/KePKAS

Tourism grew 10%

RANAU: Tourist arrivals to Sabah grew about 10 per cent between 2015 and 2016, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun revealed. He said arrivals grow from 3.176 million in 2015 to 3.427 million last year, and these figures came from the immigration authorities in Malaysia, Malaysia Airports Sdn Bhd and airlines […]

UNESCO recognitions are catalysts for ecotourism

KUNDASANG: The twin crown jewels of Sabah’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Kinabalu Park and the Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve, are catalysts for ecotourism for local communities and paves the way forward to building an environmentally sustainable future. Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture, Datuk Masidi Manjun said the two nature reserves, recognised as World Heritage […]

Bamboo and ginger pioneers honoured at festival

TAMBUNAN: Two bamboo and ginger pioneers in this area received certificates of appreciation at the district level Bamboo and Ginger Festival held at Pisompuruan Square here last Thursday. They are the late Peter Lupang Tingkalus, the bamboo pioneer, and Supilin Galingai, the ginger pioneer. Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin […]

KK to Jakarta direct by December

Kota Kinabalu: Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Rusdi Kirana has promised to resume direct flights between Kota Kinabalu and Jakarta by the end of this year. Rusdi, who is also the founder of Indonesia’s largest privately run airline, Lion Air, said he is looking at starting with two flights a week and will decide to increase […]

Three day carnival to mark Malaysia Day

KOTA KINABALU: A three-day carnival will mark Malaysia Day celebrations here The celebrations that are expected to draw a crowd of 30,000 over the three days will see a host of activities including songs, dance, cultural shows and exhibitions on the country’s digital age progress. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Rusmaidi […]