Hornbill Unleashed

August 10, 2017

Sarawak to resolve shortage of tourist guides

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Karim-Rahman-sarawak-2The Sarawak tourism, arts, culture, youth and sports ministry will try to resolve the shortage of trained and registered tourist guides in the state.

The assurance came from its minister, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who said Sarawak needed more trained tourist guides to handle the state’s growing tourism industry.

“I have yet to go into the details of the problem but I was made to understand that we are facing a shortage of tourist guides,” he told reporters at a press conference here today.

He said in order for the state tourism industry to thrive, it needed good tourist guides to explain places of interest to tourists.

“We do not want tourists to be cheated by those so-called tourist guides.

“We want our tourist guides to be properly registered and trained to provide good services to our tourists.”

Karim said he was made to understand that one of the reasons for the shortage was the costly tourist guide courses.

“It is an issue we have to look at. Some said the fees are too expensive and that is one of the stumbling blocks to get the certificate.

“If we have to subsidise it, we will subsidise it.

“If they have to go to Kuala Lumpur to get the certificate, then we will bring the courses here.”

Source : FMT Online by Bernama




  1. Some beautiful waterfalls are a death trap. The slippery surface of the rocks have never been scraped. Visitors have not been forwarned of the danger of swimming near the deep part.

    In the last state election BN representative announced that more than one million ringgit had been allocated to widen and tar sealed the stretch of road from the main road to the Panchor hot spring. Today nothing has been fulfilled. It’s just another lie after several lies to fish for kampung votes.

    Comment by Mat Som — August 12, 2017 @ 10:29 PM | Reply

  2. Sarawak ends to review, enhance and commit to expanding its tourism products. With that in mind we also need a Tourism Academy to train quality, courteous and knowledgeable tourist guides and personnel involved in the management of the industry and supply chain . In many countries the well maintained forest parks, botanical gardens ,lakes, caves, rivers and places of worship are generating good revenues for the industry. What are lacking in our own backyards?

    Comment by Mata Kuching — August 10, 2017 @ 9:29 AM | Reply

    • Sarawak needs…

      Comment by Mata Kuching — August 10, 2017 @ 9:30 AM | Reply

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