Monday, July 06, 2009

Direct Ferry Service Between Brunei - Sabah On The Table

Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Masidi Manjun ,told reporters that a suggestion to link Maura in Brunei to Menumbok in Sabah by ferry service was well received by the Government of Brunei. The proposed ferry service will shorten the travelling time between the two places from the usual 7 hours by land to 2 hours by sea.
The Minister said the suggestion was a result of discussions with the Government of Brunei earlier this year. Discussions included among other things the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Sabah Tourism Board and the Royal Brunei Airlines to jointly promote Brunei and Sabah a tourism destination.
He further disclosed that the management of the proposed ferry service will be handled by private sector from Brunei and Sabah. How soon will this proposal become a reality depends on the ability and speed of the selected operators.
Well...let's keep our fingers crossed!