Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kota Kinabalu unveils Zero Kilometre landmark

KOTA KINABALU: The city unveiled another landmark yesterday in the form of a Zero Kilometre (0KM) plaque which is the first in the country, in front of the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) building.

The plaque bears an illustration of Mount Kinabalu and the Borneo Orchid, which is Kota Kinabalu’s official flower with a motif surrounding the design known as the Nantapuan, a traditional Murut pattern.

Made of bronze, it also includes the four cardinal points to help with directions.

The design of the plaque was the work of the Landscape Department of the City Hall and financed by the STB and City Hall.

The idea for the 0KM mark was suggested by the Sabah Institute of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) in conjunction with its 50th anniversary.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman was represented by Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun at the unveiling ceremony yesterday.

Musa commended the City Hall, STB and ISM for the collaboration and was happy to note another addition to the array of tourism products in Kota Kinabalu.

“It is important to make sure that all our services are of quality and we must from time to time, continue to improve them so that tourists are happy with their visit to the State and Kota Kinabalu,” he said in his speech read out by Masidi.

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