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Sabah Advisory
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) has opened its doors and will be hosting the National Tilawah Al-Quran from the 16 – 21 February.

On the lookout in March:

  • World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Roundtable from 11 – 13 March, Magellan Sutera Harbour
  • Tamaha Food Race on 14 March
  • Borneo Nature Festival from 21 – 22 March, Lahad Datu
  • Lampoopalooza, Let There Be Light on 27 March
  • 7th Tawau International Cultural Festival, 18 – 21 March, Tawau

The Malaysian Government has designated the entire eastern portion of Sabah (extending from the town of Kudat in northern Sabah to Tawau district near the border of Indonesia) as the Eastern Sabah Security Zone and established the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) to coordinate security forces’ activity. Security forces are stationed on the islands with resorts. Curfew hours between 7 pm to 5 am up to three nautical miles offshore is put in place by ESSCOM. Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia have formed a trilateral committee on this.

Currently, the Malaysian government has enhanced the efforts for patrolling our maritime border and are in constant contact with counterparts in the Philippines. Dusk to dawn curfew is strictly enforced on the sea to ensure the safety of tourists and divers.

These intrusion preventive measures are welcomed by all Malaysians and people of Sabah, to ensure safety and security for all Malaysians and visitors.

We advise all visitors to engage services from licensed agents. The list of agents can be referred to from MOTAC or MATTA.

Please read our latest updates on the COVID-19 here.