Kopivosian and greetings from Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
Here in Sabah, it is Visit Sabah Year, every year. Our beautiful natural attractions, colourful events and warm hospitable people welcome you. The Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015) has identified tourism as a key economic area in making Malaysia top 10 in terms of global tourism receipts and providing over two million jobs nation-wide. As tourism sets forth in Sabah, it will gear the State to become a developed status by 2015. To achieve this goal, my Ministry will work towards improving and increasing direct air accessibility to Sabah, and working closely with national and international carriers. In 2010, Kota Kinabalu International Airport has already been established as Malaysia Airlines’ Eastern Hub.
My Ministry will continue to protect, preserve and maintain the Sabah Parks, Nature and Wildlife Reserves areas and the environment for the inheritance of the present and future generations. To protect the natural environment, my Ministry will maintain and oversee sustainable development state-wide to safeguard Sabah’s rich floral and faunal heritage.
I wish to personally invite you to visit Sabah, the land of eco treasures from mountain high to ocean deep; a land of warm, friendly people.
YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment