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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tourism Malaysia Promotes Sabah Food Trail Packages
SANDAKAN, 30 October 2015 – Tourism Malaysia Sabah launched a new brochure today to promote Sabah as a food paradise. The “Sabah Food Trail” brochure was launched by Datuk Kamarlin Hj Ombi, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Enviroment Sabah. The brochure, which contains nine interesting Food Trail tour packages, is published in collaboration with six travel agencies.
It is created to promote local food and natural attractions in Sabah. The tour packages, which range from 2 Days 1 Night to 5 Days 4 Nights, give foreign and domestic tourists a chance to explore their taste buds by trying local delicacies and mingle with the local community.
Datuk Kamarlin said that Sandakan is clearly the backbone of Sabah’s tourism industry. Sandakan town is blessed with bountiful natural attractions, such as Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sukau-Kinabatangan, Selingan Island, heritage, and fabulous food. He congratulated Tourism Malaysia and participating agents for their effort. This initiative marks yet another milestone in boosting tourist arrivals to Sabah, particularly Sandakan.
Each tour packages offers different attractions. For instance, those who join the 3D/2N Sabah Cooking Experience get to enjoy Hajah Halimah traditional food cooking experience, along with a guided city tour, local food experience, and a visit to the market.
The 4D/3N Food In Wonderland package allows tourists to experience local food and market, along with guided tours of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kinabalu Park, Desa Cattle Farm, Poring Hot Spring and Sabah Tea Garden.
Wildlife enthusiasts should opt for the 3D/2N Sandakan Seafood Channel, which includes guided tours of Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and Heritage Tour, besides local food experience (seafood) and market.
The 5D/4N Borneo Food Hunter package allows tourists to participate in a cooking lesson at Rumah Terbalik (upside down house), in addition to guided tours of Mari-Mari Cultural Village, Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring, city tour, local food experience and market.
Other tour packages are Food Lover In KK, Makan-Makan Kita Bah, KK Food Mania, Sandakan Food Galore, and Pusing-Pusing Cari Makan.
Those who are interested to join the tour packages can contact any of the six (6) agents for further details.
Tourism Malaysia Sabah will also be promoting the tour packages through websites, online social media, email blast and distribution of brochures at Tourism Malaysia state and overseas offices.