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Wed, 10 August 2022

Sandakan Tourism Association Launches Promotion with Malaysia Airlines

(10 August 2022, 11:40 +07)  The Sandakan Tourism Association (STAN) has launched a Discover A Great Deal More in Sandakan promotion, in partnership with Malaysia Airlines.

The promotion, open for bookings until 19 August 2022 for travel up to 31 March 2023, offers domestic travellers who fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan, the second largest city in Sabah, with a special one-way fare of RM179.

Travellers from Singapore can also enjoy special discounted fares of up to 15% when flying from Singapore to Sandakan via Kuala Lumpur.

Sandakan Tourism Association logo. Click to enlarge.
Sandakan Tourism Association logo

MHholidays also has a variety of hotel stays on sale with rates starting from RM509. MHholidays packages come with a baggage allowance of 35kg, complimentary onboard meals and free seat selection and earn Enrich points.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Malaysia Airlines for this special campaign to further promote the Sandakan region domestically and to the Singapore market. Sandakan is well known as the gateway to Borneos wildlife. The name Sandakan may automatically conjure up the image of lush tropical rainforest, orang-utan, Bornean sun bear, proboscis monkey, pygmy elephant and more. However, there is a great deal more to be discovered in Sandakan other than our natural wonders, said Teo Chee Kim, STAN President. Culinary tourism is gaining popularity in Sandakan with our fresh seafood and unique local eats such as UFO tart and Avocado ABC. In addition, as the former capital city of British North Borneo, there are numerous heritage sites around the city with rich and fascinating stories waiting to be uncovered. Through this campaign, we hope to diversify Sandakans offerings and further strengthen Sandakans destination awareness in the tourism circuit

Currently, Malaysia Airlines is operating 10 weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Sandakan (SDK) with the following schedule:

Currently, Malaysia Airlines is operating 10 weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Sandakan (SDK) with the following schedule

Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of Malaysia Airlines, said, With the upcoming festive season and long weekends, this is an excellent opportunity for Malaysians who recently redeemed the RM100 vouchers through the Jom Cuti-Cuti Malaysia campaign to use their vouchers on flights and enjoy our signature Malaysian Hospitality and well-deserved vacations to Sandakan and other parts of Sabah, whether for holidays or to reunite with loved ones.

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