Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kudat islands suitable for resorts

KUDAT: Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang has urged Malaysian investors to build resorts on islands around Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) in view of the tourism potential in the area.

Teo, who is also Tanjong Kapor assemblyman, said the 50 beautiful islands around Kudat were ideal locations to develop holiday resorts.

He said the TMP would soon be gazetted and set to be the largest marine protected area in Malaysia.

Situated in the Coral Triangle marine area, Teo said the beauty of the islands in TMP were on par with those in Kota Kinabalu and Semporna.

Teo added that a film crew from Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) were in Kudat recently to shoot Maliangin Resort and the aquaculture centre on Balambangan Island to promote the tourism industry in the district.

“I believe tourists from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe and United States will be attracted to visit the islands if investors are willing to build resorts.”

Teo said that when officiating at a Busking Competition at Sidek Esplande here. The event was organized by the Kudat Education Department, who was facilitated by the Kudat Tourism Action Committee.

He also called on government departments and the private sector in district to work hand in hand with the Kudat Tourism Action Committee to make the Visit Kudat Year a success.