Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Mt Tambuyukon and Mt Kinabalu two-in-one package to lure tourists

KOTA KINABALU: Mount Tambuyukon and Mount Kinabalu — a two-in-one package — will create a more adventurous hike for tourists, said Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun. Masidi also suggested issuing a higher value certificate for tourists who accomplished the hike on both mountains.

He said the aim of the special package was to increase the challenge in mountain climbing, as the climb up Mount Kinabalu is now more of a recreation activity than a physical challenge.

“I think climbing Mount Kinabalu is too easy.

“I am sure the new trail will attract more people to come back again and again,” Masidi said in a press conference after officiating at the Gunung Tambuyukon Scientific seminar here yesterday.

He added that Mount Tambuyukon, at a height of 2,800 metres, was a more challenging trail for climbers.

In addition, Masidi said the move would help disperse the crowd at Mount Kinabalu to a new attraction in Sabah, thus helping to maintain the current acceptable capacity in Mount Kinabalu at 192 to conserve the environment.

“We can accept more climbers but we shift some of them to Mount Tambuyukon,” he said, adding that the package would also increase the awareness of Mount Tambuyukon among the public.

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