Sabah Tourism Awards 2011 – Congratulations to winners!

Minister’s Special Awards
Group: The Porters of Mount Kinabalu
Individual: YBhg. Datuk Balwant Singh Kler
TVB Hong Kong
Award for Best Food Outlet
Best Restaurant – Hotel/ Resort
Peppino, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Best Restaurant – Stand Alone
Brass Monkey Café & Bar
Best Kopi Tiam
Kak Nong Restaurant
Award for Best Night Spot Experience
B.E.D. (Best Entertainment Destination)
Award for Best Spa Experience
Hotel/Resort
CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort
Stand Alone
South Sea Sanctuary
Award for Best Tourism Article and Documentary on Sabah
Best Tourism Article published in Sabah
Mr. Kan Yaw Chong, “Historic British Salute”. Published in Daily Express Special Report on 4th September 2011.
Best Tourism Article published in Malaysia
Mr. David Bowden, “Sepilok’s Orang Utans”. Published in Senses of Malaysia, March-April 2011
Best Tourism Article published Overseas (2 winners)
(1) Mr. Jamie James, “Back To Nature”. Published in DestinAsian, February-March 2011 (Asia Pacific)
(2) Mr. John & Mrs. Lyn Rankin, “Sabah’s Award Winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge”. Published in Senior Lifestyle, Feb-Mar 2011 (Australia)
Best Tourism Documentary on Sabah Produced in Malaysia
TV9 , “3 Hari, 2 Malam : Sabah” Travelogue, 2011.
Best Tourism Documentary on Sabah Produced Overseas
BS Asahi (Japan), “Asia Shinpi Kiko: Jungle to Ikiru Shima” (Mystic Journey to Asia: Living in the Jungle), 2011.
Best Online Media
Mr. David Hogan, Malaysia Asia (blog.malaysia-asia.my)
Award for Best Tourism Attraction
Best Tourism Attraction-Nature
Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan
Best Tourism Attraction-Non-Nature/Man-made
Sabah Tea Garden
Award for Best Inbound Tour Package
5D4N Explore Sandakan… Borneo Wildlife by S.I. Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Award for Best Tour Guide
Best General Tour Guide
Mr. Vun Tet Tshung Jaafar Malek
Best Specialised Tour Guide
Mr. John Bakar
Award for Best M.I.C.E. Agent
Borneo Passages Sdn. Bhd.
Award for Excellence in Hotel Services
5-Star
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
3-Star to 4-Star
Grand Borneo Hotel
2-Star & Below
Heritage Hotel (Tawau)
Nature Lodge
Abai Jungle Lodge, Kg. Abai (Kinabatangan)
Homestay
Misompuru Homestay (Kudat)
Award for Best Tour Operator
Best Overseas Tour Operator
Japan: H.I.S Co. Ltd.
Korea: Hanatour Service Inc
Hong Kong: HK Wing On Travel Service Ltd.
Taiwan: Comfort Travel Service
Australia: Flight Centre/Infinity Holidays
China: Guangdong China Women International Travel Service Co. Ltd
Best Overseas Tour Operator (Hong Kong FIT Category)
Wincastle Travel (HK) Ltd
Best Improved Wholesaler (Australia)
Asia Escape Holidays
Best Inbound Tour Operator
Borneo Trails Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd
Award for Best Airlines
Best Airline Station
Malaysia Airlines, Hong Kong
Best Foreign Airline
Royal Brunei Airlines
Best Airline
AirAsia
Award for Best Shopping Complex
No winner
Source: Sabah Tourism BoardPhotos: Willie Ki and Melissa Lim

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