PUTATAN, March 13, 2015:Photos of two female foreign tourists sunbathing topless on the Sulug Island, off here, will keep Sabah Parks rangers on their toes constantly. Beefing up surveillance at all five islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, the move aims at preventing a repeat of a similar incident.
Circulars have been sent to tour companies in the state to remind their guests to respect the sensitivities of other visitors to the island.
Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, when met at the launch of the World Wildlife Day at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, here, reminded the people to behave when at public places. “And this include their attire,” he said, adding Sabah Parks had initiated an investigation into the Sunday incident when two female Caucasian tourists, believed to be in their 20s, were seen sunbathing topless on Pulau Sulug, the most remote island within the marine park. Malay language daily Harian Metro reported that the two women were sunbathing and frolicking on the beach on Sulug Island topless, in the presence of children and other beachgoers. The tourists were also caught on camera, the report said.