Sabah's east coast towns have plenty to offer tourists

The Balung Cocos columnar basalt is a rare find in Tawau. — Photos: MELODY L. GOH/The Star The columnar basalt at Balung Cocos is a rare find in Tawau.

Next year, AirAsia is expected to offer direct flights to two of Sabah’s popular tourist destinations – Tawau and Sandakan – from other Asian countries.

According to reports, AirAsia Group Berhad chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes made the statement to reporters after a visit to the office of Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal in Kota Kinabalu, recently.

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