An empty beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Businesses in the popular tourist destination have been badly affected by a plunge in visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock An empty beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Businesses in the popular tourist destination have been badly affected by a plunge in visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
An empty beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Businesses in the popular tourist destination have been badly affected by a plunge in visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
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Tourism operators in Sabah, Malaysia, put on a brave face amid plunge in visitors and a second coronavirus lockdown

  • The appeal of the Borneo region’s natural beauty and wildlife will endure, but will its tour operators?
  • Borders are still shut, visitor numbers fell 70 per cent in 2020 and Sabah is back in lockdown, with only essential businesses open. Yet optimism persists

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An empty beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Businesses in the popular tourist destination have been badly affected by a plunge in visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock An empty beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Businesses in the popular tourist destination have been badly affected by a plunge in visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
An empty beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Businesses in the popular tourist destination have been badly affected by a plunge in visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
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