Friday, February 05, 2010

Kota Kinabalu more to offer than Kuching

Kota Kinabalu: Kuching may be one of the most liveable cities in the region but State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun feels Kota Kinabalu has more to offer.

Kuching is the city we look up to as we strive to improve Kota Kinabalu, he said, praising it being voted the seventh most liveable city in South East Asia.

Masidi, however, said Kota Kinabalu has several rare features that Kuching lacks, such as the fact that Kuching's waterfront is located by the riverside, whereas Kota Kinabalu's is by the sea.

"Kuching may be the most liveable but we have the most beautiful sunsets, the clearest skies, the bluest ocean and the most tolerate Malaysians in the country," he declared.

Masidi was speaking at a dinner to welcome delegates to the Kota Kinabalu International City Parade from Korea, Brunei, Kuching, Melaka, Ipoh, Sandakan, Pitas and Tawau.

He said Sabah is proving to be a favourite tourist destination with a total of 88,000 Koreans visiting in 2008 and Singaporean arrivals increasing 130 per cent in 2009.

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