Kota Belud Has Great Potential To Become A World Class Eco-Tourism Destination – Salleh

KOTA BELUD: Kota Belud, known as the ‘cowboy of the East’, has the potential to be developed as a world -class rural eco -tourism destination.


Usukan State Assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said his confidence was based on the district’s strategic position which is located at the foot of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia.

“The Kota Belud district is no stranger to the people of Malaysia. There are many popular attractions as well as unique local products in this district. These include ecotourism destinations, beaches, picnic spots and spectacular scenery of Mount Kinabalu,” he said.

Salleh said this while officiating the Kota Belud district-level Kaamatan Festival themed “Kaamatan Ensouls Nature” at the Tun Said Keruak Community Hall, here, today.

According to Salleh, the Kaamatan Festival, which is celebrated every year, is able to strengthen the spirit of togetherness and brotherhood among the people in accordance with the concept of “Malaysian Family” which emphasises the unity of various races in the country, thus ensuring the people live together in peace and harmony.

“We are also thankful that the Kaamatan Festival celebration this time can be held again physically after two years of being held in hybrid manner following the spread of Covid-19 virus.

“Although the number of global infections and deaths due to Covid-19 is reported to continue to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned the pandemic is not over.

“Therefore, I call on the people, especially the residents of Kota Belud, not to regard the relaxation of the SOP as a big license to be free to ignore all the SOPs practised all the while, he said.

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