PENAMPANG: Sabah could be considered as a destination for retired expatriates, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.
Sabah is a place where people of different racial backgrounds lived peacefully with each other and respected one another, he said.
He said that foreigners wanting to live in a peaceful environment would be able to experience that in Sabah as problems associated with racial and religious differences were non-existent.
“Sabah is your destination for retirement,” he said at a welcoming dinner for the participants of the 11th Sabah International Folklore Festival held at the Penampang Cultural Centre near here on Monday night.
He added that Sabah was home to more than 30 ethnic groups, each one free to practise their own belief and tradition without any problems.
Commenting on the event, Masidi said that it was a venue that allows people of the world to showcase their tradition and cultures.
He said that the world was rich with various cultures that were unique and that no country in the world could claim that their culture was superior to others.
“This event is to promote peace among the participating countries provides the image that we love peace,” he said.
A total of 11 countries are taking part in this year’s event. They are Australia, Estonia, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia.