Friday, August 24, 2007

Sabah as Orchid State

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah plans to promote orchid cultivation for export as well as turn the industry into a major tourist attraction.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the State planned to produce high quality orchids and this could be achieved as there were about 1,000 orchid species in Sabah.

"The orchid industry in the State has the potential to become an agricultural-based tourist attraction," he said when opening the Borneo Orchid Show 2007 organised by the Kota Kinabalu City Hall in Anjung Perdana Tanjung Aru. The show is also participated by orchid enthusiasts from Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan and the peninsula. Nearly 2,000 orchids in 17 sections and 75 classes, as well as 60 cacti make up the show, the biggest so far.

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