Ministry recognized the tourism spots of Lahad Datu

Published on : Tuesday, December 28, 2021

In the Segama area, the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is identifying products that are prospective and ideal for promotion for tourism to help generate economic activities for the local community, says its minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

While explaining the Tepadung Cave in Ulu Sungai Segama, she said that it had its own attractions and are competent enough of draw visitors to Lahad Datu.

“Tepadung Cave is the burial place of the ancient Idahan ethnic community. Inside the cave, there are almost 100 small caves that have different attractions and scenery.”

“It is also known for the production of white bird’s nests,” she said in a statement yesterday.

The Idahan of Sabah has been well-known for their association in the harvesting of bird’s nests, as per Bernama.
Nancy explained that among the activities that could be arranged in the cave area were jungle trekking, exploring the ancient graves, cave climbing and fishing.

“I was informed that foreign tourists had camped and spent the night in the Tepadung Cave area to enjoy nature,” she added.

She also mentioned that for tourists, the arts, culture and heritage of local ethnic communities like Idahan, Dusun, as well as elements of the Cocos and Javanese communities in Segama could be a popular destination.

This could help to understand the prime objective of the National Tourism Policy 2020-2030, including placing Malaysia as world’s Top of The Mind Ecotourism Destination, she added.

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