KOTA KINABALU, Oct 27 — The Sabah government wants to attract more tourists especially from overseas to the state through the organisation of cultural festivals, said its Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.
In addition to the beauty and uniqueness of Sabah’s nature, Ewon said rural Sabah also has a range of other interesting tourism activities including the “Tamu Besar” in Kota Belud.
“However, to date, only locals are celebrating the festival and it is not promoted to foreign tourists. We have to introduce the traditional food to foreign tourists so that our entrepreneurs can turn it into a commercial product,” he said in a statement today.
In another development, Ewon, who is also Kadamaian assemblyman, said he hoped that the “Badi Taginambur” Festival, to be held on Dec 12 and 13, would become the new identity of the state constituency.