BORNEO’S MARINE PARADISE :                                                                     

1) SEMPORNA RESORT BY SUDC
2) SIPADAN MANGROVE RESORT (SMR)
3) MT. CONER TOURISM HUB, SEMPORNA
4) ALORIE LEPA LEPA RESORT

 

MT. CONER TOURISM  HUB, SEMPORNA

MT. CONER TOURISM  HUB, SEMPORNA

DESCRIPTION

Semporna is the gateway to the beautiful tropical islands, amazing coral reefs, crystal clear blue water, fascinating marine habitats, and the world famous dive site at Sipadan Island. There is a need to establish “Mt. Coner Tourism Hub” at mainland Semporna to provide international standard accommodation, infrastructure, hospitality facilities and services, connecting to central logistics support (road, sea, and air), tailored adventure holiday packages, and on top of all to oversee the needs of the diverse tourists The Mt. Coner Tourism Hub envision a satellite town exclusively zoned for tourists seeking safe and quality vacation in Sabah 100 acres private land 15-20 minutes to Semporna town; accessible by road and sea.

The Hub where tourist can plan to visit any of the 4 destinations:

• Islands, Coral Reefs & Dive Sports Adventures
• Wetland Adventures
• Rainforest Adventures (Maliau Basin, Danum Valley, Tabin Wildlife)
• Mini Conservation Parks (in the hub)

Key OUTCOMES OF THE EPP/ KPIS

• A new satellite town exclusive for tourists, 100 acres has been identified at the Main Land Semporna that can accommodate and retain larger group of tourists at any point of time.
• Double tourist arrivals by 2020 targeting family group and professionals. The average annual tourists (i.e. divers) arrival in the State is about 43,000.
• Increase tourist spending at the Hub to an average RM8,000.00 per trip by 2020.
• Increase average length of stay to 6D5N and for foreign yacht to 1 month by 2020.
• Create about 2,000 job opportunities in semiskilled and low-skilled jobs.
• Create business opportunities for local entrepreneurs in the provision of fresh foods, seafood, fruits, handicrafts, cultural dance and exhibitions, and others.
• Create conservation block (research and development) in the Hub.

KEY CHALLENGES

• Apply Seafront Land of 200 acres from the State Government.
• Development at wetland and seafront.
• Disposal of solid and non solid waste from flowing/getting into the sea.
• Maintain full Security alert at all time.
• Licenses to Operate to operate Helicopter Services, Marina Club and Cruise Terminal
• Conservation
• Maintain Quality Service on all services rendered at the Hub.
• Marketing & Promotion targeted at family group and professionals.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

• A proper development plan for the land with endorsement obtained from the Majlis Daerah Semporna and District Office.
• Aggressive marketing and promotion in and outside the country.
• The Hub will ensure all accommodation facilities and various services offered in the Hub are of international standards.
• The Hub will engaged qualified trainer in the hotel and services industry to conduct continuous training for the workers in the Hub to upkeep highest standard of service.
• Occasionally a community dialog with the heads of the local community and local entrepreneurs to explain the role and existence of the Hub.
• Championing the course for conservation; coral reef, wetland and rainforest.

MITIGATION PLAN

• To present a strong proposal and request to the District Office for the application of government land and if titled land, a request for acquisition/purchase.
• To conduct EIA and soil study for all developments at wetland and seafront.
• To engage consultant to work with internal team and to propose effective ways to manage the disposal of solid and non solid waste generated form the Hub.
• A police base to be set up at the Hub. All security personnel will undergo PDRM basic police training.
• The Hub will register its membership with STPC and MTB to gain access into their marketing and promotion networking world wide.  


 

About Semporna : April 04, 2014 08:33:40 AM

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