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Topic: Sabah Tourism

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Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme
KOTA KINABALU: A wildlife reproduction expert from Berlin will be coming to Sabah next month to assist in the egg extraction process from Iman, Malaysia’s sole surviving female Sumatran rhinoceros.
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Hope for saving the Sumatran rhino
KUALA LUMPUR: A collaboration between Malaysia and Indon­esia to conserve the Sumatran rhinoceros is set to go forward as early as next month.
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Masidi: No need for safari park in Sabah, focus on anti-poaching efforts
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah does not need a new wildlife breeding area and should focus on enforcement efforts against poaching and wildlife trade instead, says Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy chief Datuk Masidi Manjun.
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Indonesia to consider KK-Jakarta route revival
KOTA KINABALU: Indonesia has agreed to consider Sabah’s proposal to revive the Kota Kinabalu-Jakarta route which was stopped due to the low number of passengers.
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Don’t know about departure levy? Scandalous, says former Sabah CM Yong
KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee has slammed Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew for saying she was not aware of the departure levy to be imposed by the fe...
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13th KK Jazz Festival returns to raise funds for community projects
KOTA KINABALU: One of the longest running jazz festivals in Malaysia, the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (KKJF), returns for the 13th time next week, where part of its proceeds will go to community projects in Sabah.
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Penang, Sabah have big role to play in Visit Malaysia Year 2020
KOTA KINABALU: Penang and Sabah have a role to play in helping the nation meet its target of 30 million tourist arrivals during Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
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Relocate squatters to designated areas for easy monitoring
Panel discussion on ‘Addressing Security Issues in Sabah: The Way Forward,’ moderated by Datuk Adeline Leong (third right) with panel members (from right) lawyer Ishak Mastura, Brigadier General H...
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Two arrested over 'fish-bombing' deaths in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU • Malaysian police have launched a manhunt for those involved in the deaths of three divers in waters off Pulau Kalapuan in Sabah's diving haven of Semporna.
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Tourists should not be alarmed by illegal fish bombing incident, says Tourism Deputy Minister
IPOH: Tourists should not be spooked by the illegal fish bombing incident in Semporna, says Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.
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Authorities condemn illegal fish bombing activities
KOTA KINABALU: Both Federal and Sabah state level tourism ministers have condemned illegal fish bombing activities here after the death of three divers in waters off Semporna in Sabah's east coast on Friday (July 5).
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Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah
Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Assaffal P. Alian standing in the middle (seventh right) with Ken Pan (eighth right), chairman of Sabah Tourism; Datuk KL Tan (sixth left), presiden...
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US-based founder of pangolin research centre, sanctuary needs public help
KOTA KINABALU: Animal loving engineer Peter Chan has come to Sabah to initiate the setting up of a pangolin research centre and sanctuary, but he would need the public’s assistance to keep the programme afloat.
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Sabah Wildlife Dept gets three 4WDs for animal rescue ops
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) has received three four-wheel-drive vehicles from a UK-based non-governmental organisation to help with its Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) operations.
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Sabah to cap visitor numbers at marine park to prevent overcrowding
KOTA KINABALU - The carrying capacity to the five islands under Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP) here will be capped due to overcrowding, as proposals to "facelift" the islands are also being considered...
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Sabah to cap visitor numbers at marine park to prevent overcrowding
KOTA KINABALU: The carrying capacity to the five islands under Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP) here will be capped due to overcrowding, as proposals to "facelift" the islands are also being considered.
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Paid cultural shows scrapped to make way for free performances during Sabah Fest
KOTA KINABALU: This year, the annual Sabah Fest will do away with its usual three-night theatre show and instead bring free performances to malls and public spaces.
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Severely injured bull elephant put to sleep after rescuers fail to nurse it back to health
KOTA KINABALU: A severely injured bull elephant that was believed to have been hit by a vehicle in an accident a few months ago was euthanised on Tuesday (June 11) after rescuers failed to nurse it back to health.
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200,000 northern China tourists to visit Sabah, thanks to special flights
KOTA KINABALU: Some 200,000 northern China tourists are expected to visit Sabah in a year once chartered flights take off in three months’ time, according to one of the stakeholders.The long-term deal was the result of international travel collaboration between Cekal Aman Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) and its China charter flights partner, BJ ST International Travel Co Ltd (China), said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew BJ ST International Travel is a major operator involved in chartering flights out of China to Jeju City, South Korea, as well as Vietnam’s Nha Trang and Da Nang.
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Sabah eyes medical tourism with proposed health tourism council
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will mull a proposal to set up a health tourism council that is meant to propel Sabah as a medical tourism destination.
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Sabah govt to discuss sustainable tourism with Lower Kinabatangan authorities
KOTA KINABALU: The state government will be meeting with local authorities from the Lower Kinabatangan area to discuss sustainable tourism practices in a bid to protect wildlife and promote green tourism.
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Say no to religious extremism, racism, says Shafie
PENAMPANG: Religious extremism and racism in a diverse society like Sabah must be rejected, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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Sabah mulls displaying Tam the rhino in state museum
KOTA KINABALU, MAY 29 — Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew has confirmed today that Tam, Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino, will be immortalised, and possibly p...
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It’s farewell to precious Tam
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia bids farewell to its last male Sumatran rhino, fondly known as Tam, after the animal died but there is still hope that it may contribute its genes to the preservation of the species.
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After Tam's death, Sabah hopes to ink deal with Indonesia on rhino breeding programme
KOTA KINABALU: Following the death of Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino, the Sabah government is hoping to officially seal an agreement with Indonesia on a proposed breeding programme involving the country's only surviving female rhino.
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Tam, Malaysia's last male rhino dies
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino Tam has died on Monday (May 27) afternoon.
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Tam the rhino dies after suffering kidney, liver damage for some time
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino Tam died on Monday (May 27) afternoon.
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Sabah going all out to step up wildlife protection efforts
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is getting all parties including villagers and wildlife rangers to be part of wildlife protection efforts following the failed attempt to prevent the Sumatran rhino from going extinct in Malaysia.
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Last male Sumatran rhino's health worrying
Tam, the last male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, is not in the best of health, said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew.
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Sumatran rhino’s health worrying
KOTA KINABALU: Tam, the last Sumatran rhinocerous in Malaysia, is not in the best of health, said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Christina Liew.
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South Korea's Air Busan to fly direct to Sabah
KOTA KINABALU (May 9): South Korean low-cost airline Air Busan will commence its direct flights to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, this month.
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Air Busan to start direct flights to Kota Kinabalu
KOTA KINABALU: From the sunset to the ocean, these are among the attractions Sabah has to offer to Korean travellers.
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Dive instructors, tourism players' help sought in hammerhead massacre case
KOTA KINABALU: Dive instructors and tourism players in the world-renowned Mabul and Sipadan Islands off Sabah’s Semporna district will be questioned following a tourist’s discovery of butchered sharks recently.
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Foreign diver shocked to find butchered hammerhead sharks
KOTA KINABALU: A foreign tourist diving in Sabah waters was shocked to find butchered hammerhead sharks recently.
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Tourist horrified to find butchered sharks off Mabul
KOTA KINABALU: A foreign tourist who has been diving in Sabah waters multiple times was shocked by the sight of butchered hammerhead sharks recently.
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Termination Sabah Tourism Board GM not politically motivated
KOTA KINABALU: Deputy chief minister Datuk Christina Liew (pix) denied the termination of service for Sabah Tourism general manager (STB), Suzaini Sabdin Ghani was politically motivated.
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Termination Sabah Tourism Board GM not on political issues, says deputy CM
KOTA KINABALU, April 20 — Deputy chief minister Datuk Christina Liew denied the termination of service for Sabah Tourism general manager (STB) Suzaini Sabdin Ghani on political issues.
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Minister: Removal of Sabah Tourism Board's GM not politically motivated
KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has dispelled accusations that the sudden removal of Sabah Tourism Board (STB) general manager Suzaini Sabdin Ghani was politically motivated.
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Sabah sets up 'Green Food Corridor' to give elephants safe passage
The Sabah government, in collaboration with the relevant departments, plantation owners and stakeholders, has agreed to form the 'Green Food Corridor' in several areas in Kinabatangan to provide a saf...
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No more sightings of Sumatran rhino in Sabah, says minister
KOTA KINABALU: The Sumatran rhinoceros has no longer been sighted in Sabah, according to studies conducted at the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.
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No sightings of Sumatran rhinos in key areas of Sabah, extinction likely
KOTA KINABALU: No Sumatran rhinoceros have been detected in Sabah by the latest surveys, indicating that the species may have become extinct.
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Govt agencies should cooperate in 'Love MY Palm Oil' campaign — Kok
KOTA KINABALU (April 1): The cooperation of Government agencies, especially tourism-related agencies, is important in promoting the ‘Love MY Palm Oil’ campaign at the international level, said Pri...
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Liew not aware of roadside zoos, instructs Wildlife Dept to investigate
KOTA KINABALU: Operators of roadside zoos must adhere to the terms and conditions set by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
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Sabah homestay industry generates over RM7.1m in revenue last year
KOTA KINABALU (Feb 21): A total of 29 homestay registered under the Sabah Homestay Association generated RM7,174,722 in revenue last year, a significant increase compared to the RM3.7 million and RM4....
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Sabah DCM tells authorities to raid eateries selling pangolin meat
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has urged relevant authorities to raid eateries serving Sunda pangolin meat as a way of preventing the potential extinction of these scaly anteaters.
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Step up your game, tourism industry players urged
KOTA KINABALU: Tourism industry players in Sabah have been urged to step up their game following the resumption of the Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI) service for Chinese and Indian tourists.
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Furore over photo of protected sea turtle being abused
KOTA KINABALU: A photograph of a protected sea turtle being sat on and its head stepped on, most likely taken on a boat, is making its rounds in the social media.
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Sabah concerned over temporary closure of online tourist visa application
KOTA KINABALU (Jan 2): Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew will bring to the State Cabinet meeting the issue of the temporary closure of the online visa application (eNTRI) starting on Ja...
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Sabah concerned online tourist visa application temporary closed
KOTA KINABALU : Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew will bring to the State Cabinet meeting the issue of the temporary closure of the online visa application (eNTRI) starting on Jan 1, 20...
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