Saturday, June 21, 2008

Help make Sandakan tourist destination

SANDAKAN: People here have been urged to work closely with the local municipal council to help turn Sandakan, which has the beauty and nature, to become a major tourism destination in the state.

Assistant Local Government and Housing Minister Edward Yong Oi Fah made the call at the launching of the Sandakan Founding Day here yesterday.

He said since Sandakan was founded in 1879, it had developed tremendously within a period of 129 years.

“As Sandakan residents, we are proud today for having such an occasion to commemorate William B Pryer, the founder of Sandakan and to remember the history of Sandakan,” he said.

Municipal Council president Yeo Boon Hai in his welcoming speech said the objective of organising the Sandakan Founding Day was to let the young generation knew about the history of Sandakan and its potential of becoming a tourist destination.

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