Minister pushes for more tourist-friendly Bukit Tengkorak

The Malaysian tourism minister calls for extra efforts to make the Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site in Sabah a more marketable (and perhaps profitable?) tourism product.

Bukit Tengkorak Archeological Site Needs Added Value As Tourism Product
Bernama, 18 October 2011

Bukit Tengkorak Archeological Heritage Site should be given added value to make it an attractive tourism
product to tourists.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said efforts should be undertaken to attract more tourists to visit the archeological site and museum costing RM4.2mil.

“This product has so much potential. Visitors who come here and explore places while waiting for transport to the resort islands,” she told reporters after climbing the 152 metre high archeological site recently.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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