WEDNESDAY, 03 AUGUST – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) today launched its EcoCampus Visitor Information Centre (EVIC), a one-stop centre that provides information and promotes tourism packages in UMS.
Along with the launch of the centre was the introduction of the five tour packages comprising day and night packages based on Green Tourism and Nature Tourism namely Gallery & Museum Tour, Nature Delight Tour, Architecture Heritage Tour, Sunset Tour and Nature Education Camp that comes with reasonable charges.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, among the central component placed at this centre were the gallery and tourist information centre, centralised ticketing centre and tour packages including a gift shop.
“Construction of the UMS-EVIC building was according to the EcoCampus branding where only minor renovation were done to the laboratory belonging to the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources,” he said in his speech during the launching ceremony.
The event also saw the launch of the Visit UMS 2016/2017, becoming the first public university that introduced such programme in Borneo.
Conducted under the supervision of UMS EcoCampus Centre, the launching ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun.
Also present were the Director of EcoCampus Management Centre, Associate Professor Dr. Justin Sentian and Principal Officers of UMS. – SS (fl)