Planning to do some shopping and a brief getaway in April that is close to home? Look no further as Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the ideal choice for you!
Tourism Malaysia and its partner Straits Central Agencies (SCA) are calling holidaymakers to the city of Sabah for the ‘Miss SHOPhia Ramadhan Shopping Spree’ campaign.
The travel promotion which runs from now until April is offering a three-day two-night stay at Mercure Hotel KK with an extended room checkout until 4pm.
Whether you are travelling by land or air to KK, there are three attractive packages available for purchase via local travel agent, SCA.
For non-flight packages, you may either choose the rate starting from $83 per person (inclusive of room, sahur and tourism tax) or from $123 per person (inclusive of room, sungkai at Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), sahur and tourism tax).
Meanwhile, for those who prefer by flight, you can opt for the package starting from $299 per person (inclusive of airfare, room, sungkai at SICC, sahur and tourism tax).
For Ramadhan, the package offers a sungkai buffet themed ‘A Taste of ASEAN’ at SICC, featuring over 700 scrumptious Malay and Asian dishes including the Selera Kampung spread, lavish DiRaja menu, authentic Asian cuisines, and mouth-watering desserts. You can also perform teraweh prayers at the SICC.
Moreover, a special package with Brunei’s content creator Gzul Yusof is also available, offering an attractive price starting from $329 per person.
The exclusive campaign dubbed ‘Ramadhan Spree bersama Gzul’ for travel on 7 – 9 April is inclusive of return airfare, room, airport transfer, sungkai at SICC, sahur and tourism tax as well as a free sungkai at Mercure Hotel prior leaving KK.
The first 55 customers who purchase with SCA are entitled to 5 per cent off and 250g of Ajwa Al-Aliyah dates while stocks last. Apart from Mercure Hotel, you can request other hotels offered by SCA.
If your chosen package does not include sungkai, fret not as you can still enjoy your dinner at ‘A Taste of ASEAN’ buffet priced at $43 per person with 10 per cent off.
During the trip, one will have the opportunity to shop at ‘Borneo Mega Raya Fest’ at SICC, Sabah’s first and biggest Raya festival, featuring over 60 brands such as Sugarlips, Duck, Ariani and Naelofar, among others.
What’s more exciting, SCA customers will stand a chance to win prizes up to $5,500 in conjunction with its 55th Anniversary lucky draw campaign.
In an interview, Tourism Malaysia Brunei said that Kota Kinabalu, just like Sarawak’s city of Miri, is another go-to holiday destination for the Bruneian market.
“Its proximity and convenience make it an attraction for travellers. Kota Kinabalu has several shopping malls that offer a wide range of products that suit everyone. Hence, it is an add-on value for those who purchase this package,” said Director of Tourism Malaysia Brunei Hazrina Azman.
“Miss SHOPhia promotion has undoubtedly been a success in its previous campaigns over the years,” she added.
On their part, SCA also offers customers their preferred holiday itineraries such as mosque visits, Muslim Halal packages, island and beaches, sports adventure, sight-seeing, edu-tourism and theme parks, among others.
“SCA has become one of the foremost travel and tour operators in Brunei offering our highest quality of services aimed at providing clients the most memorable travel experiences, particularly to Malaysia,” said SCA General Manager Nur Khadijah.
For local content creator Gzul Yusof, the collaboration with Tourism Malaysia and SCA is a great opportunity to experience Ramadhan with other Bruneians while shopping and breaking fast together.
“I am looking forward to meeting and interacting with other Bruneians as we get to enjoy Malaysian food over sungkai away from home. I would love to see the various types of food that KK has to offer, something that is different to our local tastebuds,” he said.
He added: “Through this trip, it is also to let people know that SCA does not only offer Haj and Umrah packages but also to other holiday destinations.”
Wait no more and grab the exciting opportunity to shop in Kota Kinabalu by purchasing any of the packages with SCA by contacting them at 2230802 / 2224054 or dropping them a text via WhatsApp at +673 7244848.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN