Nature attracts Swedish tourists to Sabah

Sabah’s rich natural resources are at the center of its tourism industry. In Ranau – a town and district 108 km east of Kota Kinabalu – you can experience paragliding as a passenger and at several locations, you can experience the corals from a zipline without intruding in their sensitive habitat. (Photo:

Malaysia’s vibrant nature with its tropical climate and lush green forests is the main attraction for Swedish travellers, Dag Juhlin Dannfelt, Sweden’s Ambassador to Malaysia, told Sabah’s Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal during a visit to Sabah.

He said the beautiful islands in Sabah are already frequently visited by Swedish tourists.

“Malaysia has the reputation of being warm and inviting, particularly in the aspect of tourism,” the local media Daily Express quotes the Swedish ambassador in a news article published in 18 August 2019.

“The people are friendly and the scenery here is a welcoming change for Swedish tourists,” he added.


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