To commemorate the 50th year anniversary of The Board Trustees of Sabah Parks, the Golden Jubilee celebration will be held at Ranau Airfield (Latitude: 5° 57’ 25 .42’ N Longitude: 116° 40’ 46.53” E) beginning from 30 November 2014 to 2 December 2014. The highlight of this event will be the launching ceremony by Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Sabah on 1 December 2014 at 7.00 pm.
The Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks was established in 1964 when Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding area covering area 75,370 ha were gazetted as the Kinabalu National Park under the National Parks Ordinance 1962. This is followed by the gazetting of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (1974), Turtle Islands Park (1977), Pulau Tiga Park (1978), Tawau Hills Park (1979), Crocker Range Park (1984), Tun Sakaran Marine Park (2004) and Sipadan Island Park (2009). To date, Sabah Parks has gazetted a total of 8 parks throughout Sabah with a total area of 317,654 hectares. The Board is a statutory body under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Sabah.
The primary purpose of the establishment of Sabah Parks is to protect, conserve and maintain the natural state of the gazetted park, particularly those with unique features of high aesthetic value, so that the natural heritage will continue to be preserved for the benefit, knowledge, scientific research and recreation of present and future generations. Thus, the role of Sabah Parks is to turn the parks into a centre of excellence in the promotion of knowledge on tropical rainforest ecosystems as well as their flora and fauna. Sabah Parks aims to create awareness among the people so that they take pride in this priceless natural heritage.
This 3-day event is jam-packed with lots of exciting programmes including performances by local artists and kids activities. To celebrate this special moment, everyone are welcome to join the occasion and to be a part of Sabah Parks memorable event and five decades of great achievements.
For more information on the event, please contact Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd at +6088232121.