KOTA KINABALU: Kadaiku has officially signed a partnership agreement with AirAsia to sell one of Sabah’s most iconic mammals, the proboscis monkey, also known as “Lucky-Laki”, as one of their sales items on their online shop, Big Duty Free (www.bigdutyfree.com).
The name “Lucky-Laki” literally translates to the male gender in the Malay language. As a Colobinae, a subfamily of the Old World monkey family, the male proboscis monkey has a pendulous nose, a long tail and a protruding round belly to store food.
The proboscis monkeys are found only on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.
In Sabah, you can find them in coastal habitats dominated by mangroves and swamp forests happily swinging among the trees or sitting on the highest tree branch along Labuk Bay, Sukau and the Klias wetlands.
“Sabah Tourism Board has worked hard over the years to promote Sabah as the go-to nature and wildlife destination in Asia. With Lucky-Laki made available on www.bigdutyfree.com , we will be able to continue to welcome nature-lovers from all over the world,” said Gordon C. Yapp, General Manager of Sabah Tourism Board.
The proboscis monkey is an endangered species protected under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 through the conservation and protection program by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Sabah.
Kadaiku is owned by Sri Pelancongan Sabah, the subsidiary of Sabah Tourism Board.-CE/BNN