KUNDASANG: There has been an increase in the number of tourists who scaled Mount Kinabalu last year compared to the two previous years.
Sabah Parks officer Awangku Mohd Rodzan Pengiran Dahlan said that 48,604 tourists scaled South-East Asia’s highest mountain last year. Of the climbers, 26,161 were foreigners.
“This is an increase compared to the 40,390 climbers in 2007 and 39,298 in 2006,” he said here recently.
Rodzan said that several factors contributed to the increase, including cheaper air fares and intensive promotion by the Sabah government.
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