Friday, December 02, 2016

Kampung Santubong Homestay best in Malaysia


KUCHING: Kampung Santubong Homestay (KSH) added another feather to its cap when it won the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award for Clustered Homestay at the national-level ‘One District One Industry’ (SDSI) 2016 showcase held at the Melaka International Trade Centre recently.

For this recognition as the best managed homestay in the country, KSH bagged a cash prize of RM3,500, a trophy and a certificate.

Since its inception in 2008, KSH has won numerous recognitions and awards including Best Homestay during the 2009/2010 Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards and the Asean Homestay Award from Asean Homestay Standard (AHS) last year.

“I feel happy to receive this award as it means a lot to us after eight years of struggle,” said KSH coordinator Jamilah Shukri,

“It is hoped that by winning this award, we can motivate and inspire other homestay operators in Sarawak to achieve (their) greatest potential and make the state proud by winning local and international homestay competitions.”

Jamilah plans to help develop the state’s tourism industry by actively promoting and selling local products especially those from Santubong.

“We want to make our tourism products known throughout the state, country and the world.

“I am also planning to organise training programmes to encourage more homestay operators to be among the best in the country and win awards like what KSH has achieved throughout the years,” said Jamilah.

The winners for the recently concluded national-level SDSI 2016 showcase were selected by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

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