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Sabah Tourism Awards 2013 Winners

Winners for the Sabah Tourism Awards 2013
This years Sabah Tourism Awards 2013 Winners came from all over the state and also from around the world.

Having been introduced since 1997, the prestigious Sabah Tourism Awards was inaugurated to celebrate the industry’s achievements and to honor outstanding individuals and organizations whose contributions have attributed to the growth of the tourism industry in Sabah.

Held every two years, nominees include contributors to the state and national tourism developments in various fields including front liners, agencies, hotels, resorts, businesses, and also the media. The Awards are given to reward excellence, quality and innovation in terms of service and standards. 

Malaysia Asia was awarded with the Sabah Best Online Media for 2011 and it was one of the most prestigious awards won by me.

Hopefully for the next Sabah Tourism Awards 2015 and many other awards, we will see a special or new category for Social Media and Digital Media as this is currently the top platforms that have slowly taken over conventional and it is high time that tourism bodies recognize this form of media.

Sabah Tourism Awards 2013 Winners List;

Minister's Special Awards    
  • Winner 1: Anthony Lamb & Anthea Phillipps
  • Winner 2: MASwings
Best Shopping Complex    
  • Suria Sabah
Best Food Outlet    
  • Best Restaurant - Stand Alone
    May Flower Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant - Hotel/ Resort
    The Coast, Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort
Best Night Spot Experience
  • Shenanigans
Best Spa Experience    
  • Stand Alone
    South Sea Sanctuary
  • Hotel / Resort
    Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
Best Tourism Article and TV Program on Sabah
  • Best Tourism Article published in Malaysia
    "Returning to Sabah’s Red River Valley" by Mr. Roy Goh.
    Published in Sunday Life & Times New Straits Times, July 8 2012
  • Best Tourism Article published Overseas
    "Sabah Delights : Honeymooners & Baby Boomers"
    by Ms. Carol West.
    Published in Holidays For Couple, October-March 2012-2
  • Best TV Program on Sabah Produced in Malaysia
    (No winner)
  • Best TV Program on Sabah Produced Overseas
    Set iWalker Travelogue
  • Best Online Media
    "Travels around Malaysia – Part 4: Sepilok & Lankayan Island" by Steven Aldridge.
    Published in silvertraveladviser.com
Best Tourism Attractions    
  • Best Tourism Attraction - Nature
    Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Best Tourism Attraction - Non-Nature / Man-made
    North Borneo Railway
Best Inbound Tour Package    
  • 3D2N - Walk the Torq by Via Ferrata
Best Tour Guide    
  • Best General Tour Guide
    Wilson Chin @ Raihan
  • Best Specialised Tour Guide
    Gary Albert
Best M.I.C.E. Agent    
  • Borneo Passages
Excellence in Hotel Services
  • 5-Star (Resort)
    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort
  • 5-Star (Business)
    Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
  • 4-Star & 3-Star
    Sabah Hotel
  • 2-Star & Below
    2inn1 Boutique Hotel
  • Nature Lodges
    Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • Homestay
    Miso Walai Homestay Kinabatangan, Sandakan
Best Tour Operator
  • Best Overseas Tour Operator
    • Japan: H.I.S. Co. Limited
    • Korea: HANA Tours
    • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Wing On Travel Service Limited
    • Taiwan: Comfort Travel Service Co. Ltd
    • Australia: New Horizon Holidays
    • China: Chengdu Merchant International Travel Service Co. Ltd
Best Inbound Tour Operator
  • Malaysia Based Category:
    Discovery Overland Holidays
  • Sabah Based Category:
    Popular Express Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Best Airlines    
  • Best Airline Station
    Winner 1 : Dragonair, Kota Kinabalu
    Winner 2 : Malaysia Airlines, Hong Kong
  • Best Foreign Airline
    Silk Air
Malaysia Asia's 'Best Online Media Award' in 2011
With that, Malaysia Asia would like to congratulate all the winners for this years Sabah Tourism Awards 2013.

For the actual listing and more information about the awards, you can check out the official Sabah Tourism Awards Website.

I look forward to seeing more industry players receive the awards and also other Tourism Bodies around Malaysia holding more awards like this. 

For the record, next year is Visit Malaysia Year 2014, and there will be a huge jump in tourism arrivals to Malaysia.

If you are planning on visiting Malaysia, do take a look as one of my articles on Why Visit Malaysia as it may give you some sort of guide to what Malaysia has to offer for those who are curious on what Malaysia has to offer. 


Syima Emi said...

Congratulationsss!! more contest pls hahaha :):)

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