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Sabah eyes on Chinese tourists by 2018
Date: October 05,2017
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Sabah eyes on Chinese tourists by 2018


Sabah , one of the two East Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, noted for the wildlife and nature tourism is trying harder to get more Chinese tourists as China’s dream project Belt and Road Initiative is underway.

Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce (SUCCC) president Andrew Liew Sui Fatt added that this was a good time for the business community to endeavour into hotel development of Sabah, which can help to boost tourism here.

Chief Minister Musa Aman had recently met with travel and tourism officials in Beijing, China who had promised to bring one million China tourists to Sabah next year. About 375, 000 tourists from China visited Sabah last year for the natural beauty.

The increase in the number of visitors, Andrew Liew Sui Fatt said, would have a significant impact on tourism and economy in the state. Andrew Liew Sui Fatt said this after leading his committee members to reimburse a courtesy call on the Head of State, Juhar Mahiruddin at Istana Negeri here. The visit was to introduce the new SUCCC leadership line-up to Juhar.

Andrew Liew Sui Fatt also told that the SUCCC and the United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu would meet with developer Arah Permai Sdn Bhd executive director Francis Goh next week to discuss the Wisma Tionghua Sabah project. Andrew Liew Sui Fatt was confident the Wisma Tionghua Sabah development which would benefit the tourism industry of Sabah as the project included a hotel and shopping mall.

Recently, Musa had said that the state government had been aggressive in pushing for the building of more hotels and resorts to lodge the increasing numbers of tourists.

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