IPEX 2007Padi CDTCSabah Argicultural Park Anniversary Day9th Borneo Ladies Golf TournamentLahad Datu Cultural CarnivalTawau Cultural Carnival
RAWKKedai Minum & Makan Sangavian
Indian Cooking Class at Rasa Ria
HIdden Treasures of Sabah
12Through The Lens14What’s New at Kadaiku
Sabah Souvenirs &Handicraft
Dumpas Community of Beluran
16Happenings in Bahasa Malaysia18Happenings in Chinese20Happenings in Japanese22Happenings in Korean24Directory Listings25 Sabah Map & Listings26Shopping in KK
s 2007 rolls around, we lookforward to bigger and brighterthings for Sabah and itsbooming tourism industry. The pastyear has not been without challengesbut as the saying goes, what doesn’tkill you will only make you stronger.Time and time again we have risenabove adversity and continued togrow and improve. With its gloriousnatural treasures from ocean deep tomountain high, Sabah continues tobe a preferred highly-diverse world-class destination even for the mostdiscerning traveler.2006 saw more direct flights toKota Kinabalu, bringing the world toour doorstep. Silk Air and KoreanAirlines introduced direct flights fromSingapore and South Korearespectively. This has significantlyincreased visitor arrival numbersfrom both countries, with the numberof Singaporeans visiting recording a189.9 percent increase from 2005and a 91.9 percent increase forSouth Korean arrivals. This is trulypromising as we anticipate morevisitors from around the region,especially with 2007 being VisitMalaysia Year. Overall, Sabah saw a12.4 percent growth in visitorarrivals. In 2005, we recordedapproximately 1.8 million visitorsand in 2006, we surpassed the 2million mark. We are also proud tounveil our newly-refurbished Terminal2 airport (serving domestic routesand selected international flights),which was completed in record time.Completion of Terminal 1 is expectedby 2009.This year, Sabah is proud to playits role during the Visit Malaysia Yearand we have an exciting line-up ofevents for all to experience andenjoy. Among the world-class eventsnot to be missed include Sabah Fest(May), Regatta Lepa (April) theSabah International Dragon BoatFestival (June) and the Mt. KinabaluInternational Climbathon (August), just to name a few.Sabah’s tourism industry wouldnot be where it is today without all itsplayers – from the frontliners to thestakeholders. Let us stay unified inour efforts to bring Sabah to greaterheights and ensuring it is a premieredestination for holidaymakerseverywhere.The Sabah Malaysian Borneobulletin enters its 73rd issue with abrand new look – a reflection ofgrowth and changing with the times.We hope the publication will serveyou well in planning your holidayhere. Selamat Datang and we hopeyou have fantastic stay.
YBhg. Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin
Trevor Thomson Lam C.W.
Sabah Tourism Board51 Gaya Street, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
Chin Yen Sang (Chinese)Rie Harada (Japanese)Emzee Lee (Korean) Cover:Bukit Naga Amanpuri, Kuala Penyu
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(Publisher of The New Sabah Times)Jalan Pusat Pembangunan Masyarakat, Sembulan88100 Kota KinabaluEvery effort has been made to ensure that the information iscorrect at the time of publication. The publisher cannot be heldresponsible for any inaccuracies, omissions and alterations whichmay occur as a result of last minute changes. No part of thismagazine may be reproduced without the written permission ofthe Sabah Tourism Board.