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Sandakan lines up events for VMY
Published on: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sandakan: The Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) is lining up about 30 events to woo tourists to visit the district famed for an orang-utan sanctuary, in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2007.MPS President Yeo Boon Hai said several new tourism, culture and sports events were added to the programme besides the Sandakan Festival held in conjunction with VMY 2007, he said after attending a meeting of the main committee of the festival, here, Tuesday.

He said among the new events to usher in VMY 2007 were lion and dragon dances, Buy Sabah Products Exhibition, Sandakan Sepilok Nature Run and Salak Fruit Festival.

Other events are Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) service at Sabah Memorial Park in tribute to the fallen Australian troops who died in the death march during the Second World War.

Sports events lined up for the year include cycling, dragon boat race and angling competition while cultural events are a flower festival and orchestra performance.

Yeo said to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country's independence, MPS and RTM Sandakan would jointly organise Malam Di Ambang Merdeka (Independence Eve Night ceremony) on Aug 30 and the national day parade the following day.




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