KOTA KINABALU: The Kiulu Tourist Pass will be made available to visitors from April onwards for travellers looking to experience the various eco-tourism activities in Kiulu, at a discounted price.
Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai said the pass, which is valid for a year, was one of the initiatives to promote eco-adventure tourism here.
The RM5 pass will see RM3 returned to the community to help develop tourism activities.
“Kiulu promises an enchanting experience by offering its scenic views where visitors will be taken through the Kiulu River Valley. The pass will also highlight the local attractions and activities along the way.
“Necessary information will also be made available in the pass to assist self-guided tourists and visitors alike in case of emergency,” he said at the launching of the Kiulu Tourist Pass and Kiulu Arch here.
Joniston, who is also Kiulu assemblyman, said visitors should take advantage of the pass to experience Kiulu in conjunction with Visit Kiulu Month in April.
Many activities have been lined up for the month-long event such as a traditional food and drink fiesta, cultural fest, tamu (market), and a tagal fishing challenge.
Travellers can check out Visit Kiulu's official website at www.visitkiulu.com to get more information about events and activities taking place here.
At the launching of the Kiulu Arch, Joniston expressed confidence that more visitors would be aware of the small district which has been transformed into an adventure and eco-tourism hub over the years.
The arch, located at the road junction leading to Kiulu, has listed several tourism products, which can be easily viewed by those travelling into Tamparuli town.
“This means a lot to us as it can help to promote Kiulu and people will know where Kiulu is.
“Although we do not have the figures, I believe visitor arrivals here are increasing. Hence, we encourage tour and bus operators to keep a record so we can study the tourism impact.”
The arch was sponsored by Warisan Harta Sdn Bhd and its subsidiary company Common Tower Technologies Sdn Bhd.