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Sabah consists of five administrative divisions, which are in turn divided into 25 districts.
2-West Coast Division
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|Division Name||Districts||Area (km˛)||Population (2010)|
|1||West Coast Division||Kota Belud,Kota Kinabalu, Papar, Penampang, Putatan, Ranau, Tuaran||7,588||1,067,589|
|2||Interior Division||Beaufort, Nabawan, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Sipitang, Tambunan, Tenom||18,298||
|3||Kudat Division||Kota Marudu, Kudat, Pitas||4,623||192,457|
|4||Sandakan Division||Beluran, Kinabatangan, Sandakan, Tongod||28,205||702,207|
|5||Tawau Division||Kunak, Lahad Datu, Semporna, Tawau||14,905||819,955|
China contribute to the increasing number of tourists from China and Hong Kong to Sabah.
The arrival of international tourists from China and Hong Kong for the first five months of 2013 was up by 77.3 per cent compared to 2012.
The statistics had increased from 71,152 to 126,150 tourists, showing that China is a very important market for Sabah. For the past two consecutive years 2012 to 2013, China and Hong Kong recorded the highest international arrivals into Sabah
Hangzhou City to Kota Kinabalu is about four hours flight, and is the fifth Chinese city to connect Sabah via a direct non-stop flight.
Other AirAsia direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to China cities are :
4) Hong Kong and
Hangzhou tourist appreciate going to the islands off Sabah, which are located 15 minutes away by boat from the city, water activities and fresh seafood.
Hangzhou is one of the most scenic cities in China, with the famed West Lake at the forefront. The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage List and is a must-visit for anyone to Hangzhou.
The nearby Zhejiang Province also houses the ‘Thousand Island Lake’ with 1078 islets surrounded with crystal clear water.
Hangzhou is also a gateway to the vibrant city of Shanghai, with great attractions such as ‘Xintiandi’ – a lifestyle center with great shopping and nightlife.
|The Sabah Economic Development
Corridor will make Sabah the most livable state in Asia by 2025
Daily Express, 13 Jul 2010
The 26+5 Entry Point Projects
|1||EPP1||Semporna Borneo Marine Paradise (4 Projects)|
|Semporna Resort, SUDC||Tourism||50,431||385||154,481|
|Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort||Tourism||108,792||334||491,000|
|Mt Coner Tourism Hub||Tourism||319,366||873||665,500|
|Alorie Lepa Lepa||Tourism||56,395||221||278,323|
|2||EPP2||Coastal Tourism Development (3 projects)|
|Coastal Tourism Development Cluster 1-4||Tourism||1,616,000||7294||12,270,000|
|3||EPP3||Nature Adventure (7 projects)|
|Sandakan Nature & Wildlife||Tourism||742,102||503||10,700|
|Kalabakan Wellness Centre||Tourism||29,752||480||97,000|
|Kinabalu Park - 2nd Hub at Kota Belud||Tourism||65,250||504||435,685|
|4||EPP1||Sabah Agro Industrial Precint (SAIP)||Agriculture||195,036||399||677,500|
|5||EPP2||Integrated Tiger Grouper / Sea Cucumber Farming||Agriculture||555,219||930||140,400|
|6||EPP3||Swiflet Commercial Centre||Agriculture||405,000||7648||183,476|
|7||EPP4||National Seaweed Nucleus||Agriculture||419,954||2286||541,137|
|8||EPP5||TKPM Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan)||Agriculture||35,400||479||59,883|
|9||EPP6||Intergrated Marine Fish Culture||Agriculture||659,931||1981||825,042|
|10||EPP7||Integrated Shrimp Aquaculture||Agriculture||330,139||3626||764,000|
|11||EPP8||Integrated Barramundi Hacthery & Grow Out||Agriculture||994,596||760||150,050|
|12||EPP1||Kimanis Power Plant||Oil, Gas & Energy||82,051||2515||1,000,000|
|13||EPP2||SOGT & SSGP||Oil, Gas & Energy||6,330,555||3200||5,400,000|
|14||EPP3||SOGIP Phase 1 - SAMUR and Phase 2 - Mitsui||Oil, Gas & Energy||3,390,109||6320||9,944,600|
|15||EPP4||Lahad Datu Regasification Terminal||Oil, Gas & Energy||923,076||3575||1,200,000|
|16||EPP5||Lahad Datu Power Plant||Oil, Gas & Energy||82,051||3127||1,000,000|
|17||EPP6||Gas Separation Plant||Oil, Gas & Energy||50,963||1297||275,000|
|18||EPP7||Extension of SSGP to KKIP||Oil, Gas & Energy||1,999,738||3085||340,000|
|19||EPP1||Main Line Operator Set Up at Sepanggar Bay Port||Manufacturing & Logistics||278,959||194||403,693|
|20||EPP2||Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP)||Manufacturing & Logistics||1,075,706||19,137||4,288,871|
|21||EPP1||Agropolitan Beluran & Kemabong||Palm Oil||82,273||1024||274,459|
|22||EPP2||POIC Lahad Datu & Sandakan||Palm Oil||6,668,408||11,175||17,312,043|
|23||EPP1||Early Child Care Education Centres||Education||148,524||1246||78,705|
|24||EPP2||Hospitality and Tourism Discipline Cluster||Education||80,000||460||48,000|
|25||EPP3||Private Skills Training Centres||Education||155,309||1019||328,718|
The 26 Entry Point Projects for Sabah Development Corridor
|Sector||Entry Point Projects (EPPs)|
||• Semporna - Borneo’s
• Coastal Tourism Development
• Nature Adventure
||• Integrated Marine
• High Finned Grouper & Barramundi
• Integrated Shrimp Aquaculture
• Sea Cucumber & Tiger Grouper
• National Seaweed Nucleus
• Swiftlet Commercial Centre (SCC)
• Sabah Agro Industrial Precint (SAIP)
• Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan (TKPM)
Kemabung & Beluran
• Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Lahad Datu & Sandakan
|Oil, Gas & Energy
||• SAMUR + MITSUI @
• Lahad Datu Regasification Plant
• Gas Separation Plant
• Kimanis Power Plant
• Lahad Datu Power Plant
• Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal + Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline
• Pipeline to KKIP
||• Kota Kinabalu
Industrial Park (KKIP)
• Mainline Operators (MLO) set-up in Sepangar Bay Port
||• Early Childcare
• Hospitality and Tourism Cluster
• Private Skills Training Centres
• International Marketing
|Sabah is the 6th highest GDP contributor for Malaysia and has seen positive GDP growth in the last few years|
|Sabah is blessed with
1) excellent location
|Cultural Heritage||Geographical Location||Natural Resources||Biodiversity|
largest population in Malaysia with 32 ethnic groups spawning
diverse cultural backgrounds
Accessed easily by air from 13 global destinations
||• Rich in
natural resources such as
oil & gas, fertile agriculture land, palm oil and forestry
marine life, plant diversity and wildlife habitat
• World’s best dive sites (Sipadan)
• World Heritage Sites (Mount Kinabalu)
|2010 - Sabah Total Tourist Receipt is
2020 - Target to increase tourism visitor receipts to RM16 Billion in 2020
Semporna - Borneo’s
• Semporna Resort, SUDC
• Sipadan Mangrove Resort
• Mt Coner Tourism Hub
• Alorie Lepa Lepa
|• Cluster 1
• Cluster 2
• Cluster 3
• Cluster 4
• Sulamanga Resorts
• Alila Sabah
Sandakan Nature & Wildlife
• Maliau Basin
• Imbak Canyon
• Danum Valley
• Kalabakan Wellnes Center
• Kinabalu Park – 2nd Hub
|High Yield Traveler||• They prefer niche
attractions, avoiding the mass tourist areas
• Tend to spend longer time in one area to experience various attractions
• Big spender, willing to spend
• Privacy & exclusiveness
• Generally senior corporate leaders, businessmen, etc
|Group Travelers||• They go via mass
tour operators & less through websites, etc
• Often they through a pre-planned travel schedules and itinerary
• Medium spending with travel expenses are paid directly to the tour operators
• Medium length stay
• Less “free-and-easy”
• Often families, groups of friends
Independent Traveler (FIT)
||• The come in small
groups, often with friends, rather than families
• They focus on value for money attractions and “free-and-easy” attractions
• Medium spending power
• Focused on 1-2 key activities of interest (like diving, eco adventure / sports)
• Short-medium length stay
sector is the
...which is supported by the consistent
visitor arrivals and receipts that has spurred
job opportunities and economic growth.
Sabah grow its number of visitor receipts by leveraging on the :
Tourism data shows tourists mainly spend on leisure & recreational activities.
In 2010 Sabah Total Tourist Receipt is RM4.426 billion, out of which RM 4.1 Billion on leisure & recreational activities
• Rich in biodiversity, home to many wildlife conservation areas and parks, including Mount Kinabalu
• Abundance of tropical rainforest and wildlife e.g. orang utan
• Pristine beaches and diving sites
Culture & Heritage
• Myriad of ethnic cultures offers diverse experiences
• More than 32 different indigenous groups
• Wide range of local handicrafts and souvenirs from Sabah natives e.g. Kadazandusun, Murut, Bajau, Rungus, Lundayeh and Melayu Brunei
Geographical Location & Connectivity
• Strategically located in the northeast corner of Borneo
• Approx. 77.1 million and 139.4 million potential tourists within a 3-hour and 6-hour flight radius respectively
• 34.5 million international visitor arrivals from Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok
Places of interest in
| Sabah | Sarawak | Melacca | Kuala Lumpur |
Welcome to Sabah
|BIRD watching, rock climbing,
hiking, homestays, mountain bike rides, jungle trekking, cultural
events and seafood, are some of the reasons why tourism industry
remained vibrant in Sabah.
The Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sukau, as well as the islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in Kota Kinabalu and Tun Sakaran Marine Park in Semporna, in the meantime, continue to play the role as the state’s anchor products.
But it’s growing popularity of new attractions is helping Sabah maintain the growth in tourist each year.
For years, the tourism mainstay centered around Mount Kinabalu, diving, the orang utans in Sepilok and wildlife safari in Sukau.
But over the years, new activities are attracting tourists and keeping the industry busy. The new attractions are nature or culture-based activities.
Eco-tourism is the best bet for Sabah as it is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings.
In 2011, 2.8 million tourist visited Sabah, compared with 2.5 million in 2010.
The state Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry has projected the number to rise to 2.9 million in 2012.
Sabah keeps amaze visitors, the nature is overwhelming beautiful with jungle tracks everywhere and wild nature just around the corner.
Kota Kinabalu is a town just a few hundred meters wide, between jungle and ocean.
So just turn the corner and you are in either a jungle to explore (many trails just starting here) or walk to the oceanside to enjoy the sunset, markets, shops and restaurants.
Also an exhibition on the Japanese death camps that were here in Northern Borneo in WWII. Next to the museum is a Heritage Village where several traditional houses are built to explore.
A garden with commercial, medicinal and ornamental plants and trees. Also a collection of steam rains and old-timer cars.
Situated in Malaysian Borneo, Sabah has lush tropical rainforests and stunning
tropical islands teeming with an incredible diversity of marine life, The 32
ethnic groups here make it a land of colorful and intriguing cultures. Kota
Kinabalu is Sabah's vibrant capital and gateway to eco-adventures such as
diving, river cruising, mountain climbing, white-water rafting and caving.
Other Dive Sites A ring of 13 coral atolls, Layang Layang is
another world-class dive site of unique character. It offers the best chance to
spot hammerhead sharks along with many kinds of pelagics. A cornucopia of fish
life and wreck diving are major attractions in Mantanani. Other dive sites
include Pulau Tiga, famed as the 'survivor island' as well as Lankayan and
Danum Valley Conservation Area Sabah's largest expanse of
lowland dipterocarp forest is haven to various bird species, reptiles,
amphibians, fishes and over 110 mammals. Viewing platforms, a canopy walkway and
nocturnal tours are not-to-be-missed adventures.
Tourism Malaysia Sabah
17th Floor, Menara Dato' Onn, Putra World Trade Center
45, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2615 8188 • Fax : 603-2693 5884 / 0207
Tourism Infoline (within Malaysia): 1 300 88 5050
Website : www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my
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