Gathering tour operators in preparation for next year’s opening to the public

Date: June 22nd 2013

Text & photo by Gloria Ganang

On the 10th June 2013, a group of tour operators gathered at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SOURC) for a meeting session to promote the upcoming places to visit in Sandakan. The occasion was organized by both SOURC & BSBCC. A total of 30 tour operators turned up and joined the session.

The objectives of the session was to expose about the meaning of rehabilitation & conservation among tour operators, and also how government & non government organizations can work together in wildlife conservation works.

Tour operators also got the opportunity to visit BSBCC’s new observation platform where visitors can see sun bears in their natural habitat in future as well as SOURC’s new outdoor nursery where visitors can observe young orang utan under training in such a unique way that the visitors are not visible to the orang utans. Both places will be open to the public by next year (2014).

Officer in Charge of SOURC, Mdm Sylvia Alsisto giving a welcoming speech to the tour operators.

BSBCC’s CEO & Founder, Wong Siew Te introducing BSBCC to the tour operators

Tour operators viewing sun bears at BSBCC’s forest enclosure

Another session with Wong at BSBCC’s viewing platform.

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