Tuesday, December 1

Call for Sabah Cabbage fest to draw more visitors


RANAU: Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun yesterday launched the Sabah Cabbage Fest 2013 here and asked the organiser to ensure that the tourism product draws more visitors.

He said the organiser should review the concept and content of the annual festival in recognition of the vegetable growers of the Kundasang highland to make it more appealing.

The sponsorship of more local companies must be enlisted to make the festival more comprehensive and an attractive tourism product, he told reporters after the launch of the festival at Kundasang town.

Masidi, who is the state assemblyman for Karanaan, said the festival must incorporate changes to meet the tastes of visitors who desired to see a difference over time.

He also asked the Kundasang Highland Vegetable Growers Association to be more active in ensuring the welfare of its members.

“The association should not only be active in providing input and suggestions to the government, but also hold dialogue with the Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry on the latest information on agriculture.

“This is important so that the association is always aware of the latest incentives, aid and programmes implemented by the ministry,” he said. — Bernama