Walai Penyu's Asean award testament of Sabah's rural tourism products, says state minister

Alexander Yee (middle) along with Kg Libaran village head Syarief Nasidip S Uyung (left) and Honorary Wildlife Warden Sardi Baral (right) showing their award at the ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Standard Award (ASTA) 2022

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is positioning itself as a high-quality rural tourism destination with the Walai Penyu Conservation Park winning the Asean Sustainable Tourism Standard Award (Asta) 2022.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Jafry Ariffin said this was the second award to be won by Sabah's rural tourism operators after Kadamaian Tourism Association's ASEAN Community Based Tourism Award in 2019.

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