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Sabah welcomes tourists, investors: Liew

KOTA KINABALU: The new State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is open to visits by tourists and investors from any country.Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew (pic) said Sabah is known for its natural beauty, radiant sunset, rich cultural heritage and friendly and hospitable people.“Our doors are open and we welcome tourists who are keen to visit Sabah and investors who intend to explore trade and investment opportunities here. Sabah has plenty to offer – we are blessed with Mount Kinabalu, Sabah Parks, pristine forests, beautiful beaches, offshore islands, Pulau Sipadan which is endowed with the best diving site in the world, exotic wildlife as well as fresh and succulent seafood.“Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, is found in Sabah, and so is the world’s tallest tropical tree,” she said when launching the inaugural 2019 Mass Hakka Unicorn Traditional Dance Sport Festival at the Suria Shopping Mall, Sunday.

It was organised by the United Sabah and Federal Territory of Labuan Hakka Association (USFTLHA).Liew, who is also Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, commended the United Sabah and Federal Territory of Labuan Hakka Association for having organised the festival as this is one way of preserving the Chinese culture for future generations. She urged the overseas participants to help promote Sabah in their respective countries. “The Government through the Ministry and Sabah Tourism Board is making a concerted effort to promote Sabah as a premier tourist destination. When you return home, do share your memorable Sabah experience with your families, friends and colleagues, and encourage them to choose Sabah as their vacation place,” she said.

USFTLHA President Michael Ng said 26 unicorn dance troupes from China, Hong Kong and Malaysia participated in the festival. They included troupes from Hakka Associations in Sabah. Also present was Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Chan Foong Hin.

Source: Daily Express | Feb 25, 2019