Are you one of those people who ask for food recommendations when traveling to Sabah? I am definitely guilty here…. but the good news is we now have brochure /list of the best seafood restaurants you can try out in Sabah and Labuan!!!!
Congratulations Tourism Malaysia Sabah for having launched a new gastronomic tourism brochure !!!
Known as the “Sabah and Labuan See Eat Food Trail Fun Map the brochure lists a whopping 76 of some of the best seafood restaurants in Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Semporna, Tawau and Labuan….
“The Sabah and Labuan See Eat Food Trail Fun Map is one of the steps taken to attract foodies and tourists to Sabah and Labuan which are both pretty well known to be the place to go to for good and affordable seafood,” Tourism Malaysia Sabah director Edie Rahma Ab Rahim quips during the launch at the Sandakan hotel…
Also present were Sandakan City Council deputy president , Faridah Giau; Sabah Tourist Association chairman, Tonny Chew ; and Sandakan Tourism Association president Teo Chee Kim.
Sabah and Labuan are the best place to satiate your seafood cravings due to its’ geographical position, which is surrounded by the South China Sea, Sulawesi Sea and Sulu Sea resulting in the advantage of fishermen selling really fresh seafood at cheaper prices…
The brochure lists 16 restaurants in Labuan, 14 in Kota Kinabalu, 22 in Sandakan, 8 in Lahad Datu, 6 in Tawau and 10 in Semporna !!!
The restaurants which have been selected and included in the list is bases on food reviews and comes highly recommended by locals…
Gastronomic tourism is one of major components that play a role in domestic tourism and which should be given focus in Sabah (especially Sandakan and Labuan) on par with its rich cultural heritage in addition to its ecotourism products including islands, wildlife and nature….
Edie hopes the brochure will be a great reference for tourists visiting Sabah and Labuan to make it easier for them to enjoy highly recommended seafood at the listed restaurants….
The brochure can be downloaded by scanning the QR code at www.malaysia.travel and via Tourism Malaysia Sabah Facebook or Kota Kinabalu International Airport’s Tourism Information Centre (TIC)
The brochure was launched in conjunction with a three-night familiarisation trip to Sandakan from July 31 to Aug 3, involving 11 media representatives from the peninsula (including yours truly here), five travel agencies from the Sabah Tourist Association as well as officials from Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines and MASwings.
During the trip, participants took a stroll/hike along the Sandakan Heritage Trail, besides exploring the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Sungai Kinabatangan (and yes, we saw crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, hornbills etc)….and of course we had some of the best sea food here in Sandakan!!!!