Kota Kinabalu: The natives of Sabah will find it cheaper to climb Mount Kinabalu now.
Sabah Parks and the Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, in collaboration with the Sutera Sanctuary Lodges (SSL), have made it convenient and economical for natives to climb the mountain.
The move was initiated by Sabah Parks and the Ministry, and was supported by SSL at a recent meeting attended by Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister, Datuk Bolkiah Haji Ismail, Sabah Parks Director, Paul Basintal, and SSL representative, Adrian de Rozario.
A statement here, Wednesday, said the meeting endorsed that only a minimum fee of RM80 for accommodation at Gunting Lagadan inclusive of meals would be offered to native Sabahans for a specific number of allocated beds that are available on a first come first served basis.
This privilege rate is a 72 per cent reduction from the published rate and is only applicable to Sabah's natives.
To enjoy this privilege, climbers must produce a valid identification verifying their status and all reservations under this privilege must be made through Sabah Parks.
Reservations are only open to walk-in individuals and not valid for travel agents or any tourism related agencies.
From Daily express