Monday, October 22, 2007

KK Mayor: We need more budget hotels

KOTA KINABALU: Property owners in the city centre, especially those occupying older buildings like in Sinsuran, were encouraged to turn their units into budget hotels.

This is because, many owners, notably in Sinsuran area, were found to have put up illegal partitions to make rooms to be let out to tenants, said the Mayor, Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim.

As a result, he said most of the units in Sinsuran are badly maintained and with illegal partitions acting as room dividers, which are deemed unsafe.

He said this when officiating the opening of a budget hotel in the city, Hotel Garden at Lorong Dewan (Australian place) near here yesterday.

“The overcrowding of tenants in Sinsuran has contributed to the blocked sewage and heavy grease deposits in drains in the area,” he said.

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