Thursday, June 07, 2007

Bottled lihing to boost tourism in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Twelve years ago, German Herman Scholz came to Sabah as tourist. He has made the state his home since then.

The 37-year-old businessman said he fell in love with Sabah after reading the book Sabah, the Stealer of Hearts when he first arrived and has never looked back.

During his years here, Scholz mastered the native language. He is fluent in Kadazandusun apart from being able to converse in Bahasa Melayu.

Scholz raised many eyebrows at the two-day state level Kaamatan or Harvest Festival celebrations at Hongkod Koisaan in Penampang near Kota Kinabalu last week when he dished out samples of his bottled rice wine or lihing for locals and tourists to taste.

Continue reading (incl. pic) at: Bottled lihing to boost tourism in Sabah

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