These pictures were sent to me by someone from Tanjung Aru Tours & Travel. The rest in the pictures, other than me, are all staff of Tanjung Aru Tours & Travel the oldest tour company in North Borneo/Sabah.
First, let me note that this is an excellent group. Collectively, they “got it”. I appreciated their effort, maturity and professionalism, including their willingness to put self aside for the greater interest of the company and the tourist visiting Sabah. They collectively worked hard, bucked up when travellers appeared, they rolled up their sleeves and were proactive in their answers and questions asked by travellers. This group is active and does cultivate relationships with people they meet. This was great to witness. Collectively, they are outstanding ambassadors for our country. I am very proud of them and their efforts.
In many instances, because of the professional way this group conducted themselves, they changed the perceptions of Malaysia in a very positive and productive way. I felt honored to witness such an exchange and it made me feel optimistic about the future. And one person who has to be acknowledged in this group is Rosdiana Wasimin, a Dusun from Kundasang, and, she was leading the group and motivating all the others in her team so positively with her knowledge on Sabah tourism and its tourism products, I was amazed.
Understanding that our youth hold the key to our future let us with good judgment, strategize and develop our sustainable tourism product with our youth in mind and as partners. There is a huge potential in tourism which can attract many young people. Its up to us as to bring the best out of them all. If we are serious in scouting for really capable and talented Malaysians, there are many out there and we have to start looking outside of the box of current talents.
I could write more about “The Dinner” and “The Ride” but for now I will settle with the attached pictures that said it all.