KOTA KINABALU, 28 September 2022: Sabah wants to think about creating architectural tourism to create new product choices that may enhance the state’s vibrancy and tourism basically.
Assistant Minister of Tourism, Tradition, and Atmosphere cum Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai mentioned Sabah’s cultural parts are various and will play a component in structure design.
“Now we have wealthy parts with over 40 ethnic teams. We should always spotlight and have these parts in our exterior and inside structure to additional complement Sabah as an eco-cultural tourism vacation spot,” he mentioned after visiting Terengganu early this week.
Final week Joniston led a gaggle of STB board of administrators and administration employees to Kuala Terengganu for a four-day familiarisation journey to get product updates.
Through the journey, the group visited the Terengganu State Museum, which its buildings have been designed to evoke the model of native conventional properties.
Joniston mentioned Sabah ought to take inspiration from Terengganu, which has a robust presence in architectural tourism.
He additionally opined that it’s time for the Sabah Tourism Board to supervise tourism improvement within the state somewhat than simply promotion.
The Sabah Tourism Board’s go to to Terengganu is a reciprocal of the Terengganu Tourism Division’s February go to to Sabah earlier this 12 months.
Joniston remarked that the Terengganu journey allowed STB to see how different states are thriving within the tourism enterprise and supply them with concepts on the best way to accomplish the identical.
As well as, the board of administrators additionally held a gathering in Kuala Terengganu to debate the best way to promote Sabah and improve the arrival of vacationers.
In the meantime, Terengganu praised STB for its inventive method to fostering the state’s area people and tourism improvement.
This was expressed by Terengganu Tourism Division director Fadli Yusof Zakaria to the Board delegation throughout a dinner hosted by them.
“It’s at all times nice to get concepts from Sabah on successfully advertising merchandise. STB may be very inventive in selling tourism, significantly in its efforts to contain and uplift the agricultural group via this trade.
“I hope that Terengganu and Sabah would work collectively to change concepts and to contribute to the general promotion of tourism all through the nation,” he mentioned,
He additionally reiterated that Terengganu was impressed to implement its community-based tourism (CoBT) after seeing how efficiently Sabah’s rural CoBT idea had developed throughout their go to to Sabah, throughout which they explored Kiulu.
Other than the Terengganu State Museum, the STB group additionally visited Pulau Redang, Islamic Civilisation Park, Terengganu Cultural Village, Pasar Payang, Chinatown, and Noor Arfa Batik.
State Tourism, Tradition and Atmosphere Ministry Everlasting Secretary Datuk Sr. Mohd Yusrie Abdullah and STB chief government officer Noredah Othman have been current.
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(Your Tales: Sabah Tourism Board)