Entries by Trainee STB/KePKAS

3 Sabah islands to be gazetted as marine areas

KOTA KINABALU: The state government is in the process of gazetting Mantanani, Mengalum and Sipadan islands as total protected marine areas. State Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Pang Yuk Ming said the initiative was in line with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommendation to have at least 10 per cent […]

Hotel construction to boost tourism in KK

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government welcomes construction of hotels to complement the current state’s economic growth, part of which depends on the tourism and service sectors, Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said on Monday. He said in the service sectors, hotels were crucial to complement the current economic growth in the state, apart from […]

MOTAC considers volcano tourism

TAWAU: The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) Sabah office is mulling the idea of promoting volcano tourism in Sabah. They have seen the potential after exploring the Tawau Hills National Park recently under its Sabah Sustainability Volunsharing Programme (SSVP) in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Volcano tourism is not a new global […]

KK Court group intensifies tree planting effort

KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu Court Working Group on Environment is continuing their reforestation campaign with more trees to be planted in Lahad Datu. The group is hoping to have new tree saplings planted in 134.56 hectares in the Bukit Piton Class I Forest Reserve in Lahad Datu. The effort is supported by The World […]

Ctrip awards Hotel Grandis “Best Family Hotel” 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Hotel Grandis has been awarded “Best Family Hotel” for 2017 by Ctrip with a guest score of 4.7 out of 5 and 97 per cent guest recommendation rate. Ctrip, founded in 1999 with its headquarters in Shanghai, is a leading online travel platform in China, with more than 90 million registered members in […]