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Tag: Sabah Tourism

Semporna fishermen unwilling to change mindset on sharks, forum told

The forum on shark conservation in Semporna district was told fishermen do not believe tougher laws would change attitude towards shark hunting.

High potential for homestays, aquaculture in Semporna

They tie up perfectly with the burgeoning tourism industry in Semporna, says Senallang assemblyman Nasir Sakaran.

Masidi: Slaughter of manta rays a slap to Sabah’s tourism industry

Foreign divers, who expect to see manta rays alive and swimming, should not be exposed to such slaughter by fishermen, says minister.

‘Horror show’ for foreign divers on Sabah’s Mabul Island

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.

‘Fair trade’ accreditation to give tourism outlets a boost

KK mayor Yeo Boon Hai says accredited stores will receive promotional support in the print and electronic media.

Pairin: ‘Friendly’ Sabah is drawing even more visitors

Sabah Deputy CM Joseph Pairin Kitingan says Sabah drew 3.67 million arrivals last year, exceeding the set target of 3.55 million.

Selangor man dies after going missing on Mt Kinabalu

The man had got separated from his group and went missing while descending from the summit.

Surfing picking up in Kudat, says Sabah tourism minister

There could be an annual surfing festival in Kudat from next year, says Masidi Manjun.

Mt Kinabalu rockfall expected due to 2015 quake, says Masidi

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 prepares for 1 million China tourists in 2018

Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce president says this is a good time for businessmen to build more hotels.

Efforts underway for Sabah’s third Unesco recognition

Sabah government is vying for 'Unesco Global Geopark' designation for the area around Mount Kinabalu.

Ranau to blaze the trail in Sabah ecotourism

New rural tourism districts Kiulu, Tambunan and Kedamaian have a lot to learn from 'experienced' destination Ranau.

24 Sabah tour guides may lose licences over KK airport protest

They include the former president of the Sabah Tourist Guides Association.

4 Sabah rural districts to develop eco-tourism

The districts of Kiulu, Ranau, Kadamaian and Tambunan are perfect eco-tourism getaways, says Sabah chief minister Musa Aman.

Sabah Matta: We don’t condone exotic dining

The association says it doesn't know if any of its members are involved in illegal activities.

BNM: Tour operators, guides without a licence cannot be money changers

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.

More issues plague Sabah tourism industry, says guide

Sabah tourism now operated by companies providing money changing services illegally, and dining on meat from protected animals, among other things.

Sabah to be promoted as top macro diving destination

Federal tourism and culture ministry says Sabah has great potential but more must be done to beat other established sites in the region.

Consider tour guides’ grievances, Sabah DAP tells tourism ministry

Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong urges minister Nazri Aziz to look into the plight of Sabah tour guides instead of taking action against them.

24 Sabah tour guides give statement over protest

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.

Sabah tourism ministry to hear tour guides’ grouses

Association will get chance to voice its complaints and needs to Sabah tourism ministry following protest at Kota Kinabalu airport.

Tourism ministry to review Sabah tour guide system

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.

Masidi: ‘Shortsighted’ tour guides have indirectly damaged tourism

The Sabah tourism minister says protest by local tour guides at KK airport has made it harder to compete with neighbouring nations.

Hear tour guides out, Sabah DAP urges tourism ministry

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.