Monday, January 24

TVB to film Kudat islands

Teo (third left), Lam (third right) and TVB crew at the natural limestone cave.

Teo (third left), Lam (third right) and TVB crew at the natural limestone cave.

KUDAT: Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang personally welcomed and led a film crew from Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in filming Balambangan Island and Maliangin Island for the TV show ‘Scoop’ here.

The crew members were here to film Tommy Lam Wai Yin and three others who survived 10 days adrift at sea before they were rescued by Vietnamese fishermen.

Lam, Spaniards David Hernandes Gasulla and Martha Miguel, and Malaysian Armella Ali Hasan were reported missing on May 2 when they failed to arrive at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau after leaving Kampung Batu Sirih, Balambangan Island.

The Tanjong Kapor assemblyman promoted the tourism sector in Sabah and Kudat when interviewed by the host of ‘Scoop’, Darren.

Teo hoped that more tourists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan would visit the state and Kudat.

He said the development potential of Kudat remained relatively untapped and urged more tourists and investors to explore the opportunities there.

Teo also introduced the crew to Tun Mustapha Marine Park, which would be gazetted by the state government soon, and attract more tourists to Kudat.

As part of the visit, Teo led the crew to visit a limestone cave at Balambangan Island and Maliangin Resort, as well as the location where the boat that Lam and three others travelled in capsized during their return trip from Balambangan Island.

Also present were TVB Programme Development Sub-division principal research writer Wu Chun Wa Winnson, TVB Programme Development Sub-division research writer Chan Ching Man Eva, Kudat District Officer Sabdin Ibrahim and Lam.