Kota Kinabalu City[Pix by Kota Kinabalu City Hall] Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah, is AirAsia’s most popular destination. The city by the sea beat 56 other destinations serviced by AirAsia, Asia’s biggest budget carrier. Kuching and Langkawi came second and third respectively, according to a survey conducted by the airline.

The airline’s inflight magazine, “Travel 3Sixty”, says the other seven most popular destinations in its top 10 list are Bangkok, Jakarta, Macau, Bali, Kota Baharu, Shenzen and Phuket.

The magazine based its findings on the number of passengers flying to each destination per month.

But the magazine should get its facts right

One complain though. The next time the magazine wants to publish articles about Sabah and Sarawak — the two Malaysian Bornean states — it could use some double-checking of facts to avoid making glaring factual errors.

Take for instance in the column about Kuching being the second most popular destination. Why did the writer urge tourists to visit the 56Okm Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary in that column?

First of all, no Kinabatangan river in Sarawak, let alone in Kuching.

And the 560km Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary is non-existent.

The sanctuary is located in the lower Kinabatangan area or also known as the Kinabatangan floodplain or in Malay, the Dataran banjir Kinabatangan, which is 27,000 hectares in size, not 560km long.

Kamurang jangan main-main, nanti itu Bung Moktar Radin kasi tunjuk dia punya sleigh of hands baru kamurang tau.

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