Tag: Sabah Tourism
The forum on shark conservation in Semporna district was told fishermen do not believe tougher laws would change attitude towards shark hunting.
They tie up perfectly with the burgeoning tourism industry in Semporna, says Senallang assemblyman Nasir Sakaran.
Foreign divers, who expect to see manta rays alive and swimming, should not be exposed to such slaughter by fishermen, says minister.
A shark protection association official says foreigners pay up to RM4,000 for a diving trip to see creatures such as manta rays underwater but today they saw fishermen slaughter them onshore.
KK mayor Yeo Boon Hai says accredited stores will receive promotional support in the print and electronic media.
Sabah Deputy CM Joseph Pairin Kitingan says Sabah drew 3.67 million arrivals last year, exceeding the set target of 3.55 million.
The man had got separated from his group and went missing while descending from the summit.
There could be an annual surfing festival in Kudat from next year, says Masidi Manjun.
State tourism and culture minister says the public should not be concerned as the mountain is still stabilising following the effects of a deadly earthquake that took place two years back.
Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce president says this is a good time for businessmen to build more hotels.
Sabah government is vying for 'Unesco Global Geopark' designation for the area around Mount Kinabalu.
New rural tourism districts Kiulu, Tambunan and Kedamaian have a lot to learn from 'experienced' destination Ranau.
They include the former president of the Sabah Tourist Guides Association.
The districts of Kiulu, Ranau, Kadamaian and Tambunan are perfect eco-tourism getaways, says Sabah chief minister Musa Aman.
The association says it doesn't know if any of its members are involved in illegal activities.
Bank Negara says it's illegal for any company or individual which does not have a foreign exchange licence to carry out currency exchange services.
Sabah tourism now operated by companies providing money changing services illegally, and dining on meat from protected animals, among other things.
Federal tourism and culture ministry says Sabah has great potential but more must be done to beat other established sites in the region.
Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong urges minister Nazri Aziz to look into the plight of Sabah tour guides instead of taking action against them.
Tourism authorities will look into the grouses of the tour guides while anti-graft agency says it will investigate the protest to determine if there was any wrongdoing.
Association will get chance to voice its complaints and needs to Sabah tourism ministry following protest at Kota Kinabalu airport.
A committee is to be formed to handle such issues as commissions following a protest at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport by about 40 local tour guides, who have been asked to give an explanation for their actions.
The Sabah tourism minister says protest by local tour guides at KK airport has made it harder to compete with neighbouring nations.
Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong says the state office of the federal tourism ministry should find a win-win solution to the tour guides' concerns.
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