Chinese keen to invest in Sabah’s agro-tourism

  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 Jan 2019

Token sum: Foreigners will soon have to pay a small tourism tax for staying at hotels in Malaysia. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star

KOTA KINABALU: A China-based company has expressed interest in developing the agro-tourism sector in Sabah, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.

She added that the foreign company is keen to invest and develop the agro-tourism sector, which she said could provide visitors a wide range of activities.

Liew said agro-tourism has rapidly gained popularity in Malaysia as it offers tourists a variety of activities related to the agriculture sector.

“Agro-tourism is also known as farm tourism. It involves activities for visitors at farms and orchards to either feed the animals or harvest vegetables and fruits,” she said after meeting with a five-member delegation from Silk Road International Property Development Group Sdn Bhd.

Liew, who is Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, said agro-tourism could be added to Sabah’s list of tourism products, such as eco-tourism, adventure tourism, cultural tourism, medical tourism, golf, history and heritage tourism.

The potential Chinese investors from Silk Road International were led by the group’s chairman Zhu Yin Hua, who was accompanied by Sabah-based Datuk Dr Wilson Yong who is also a vice-chairman of the group.

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