Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tourists continue to visit marine park on Pulau Gaya

By Jaswinder Kaur

KOTA KINABALU - IT’S business as usual at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park on Pulau Gaya despite last Friday's attack on three policemen on the island.

Holidaymakers are still heading for its sandy beaches, with the most popular being Malahom.

The park occupies a large part of the island and is under the purview of the Sabah Parks Department.

Park assistant manager Thomas Yussop, when contacted, said the incident had no impact on tourist arrivals.

"Visitors are still going to the base camp at Gaya and to Malahom beach. They also continue to visit four other islands nearby.

"We have also not received calls asking if it’s safe to visit Pulau Gaya and the other nearby islands," he said.

Courtesy of: New Straits Times

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