KOTA KINABALU: One in all Sandakan’s oldest accommodations – the Nak Resort right here – will shut its doorways for the final time on June 15.
This comes quickly after the five-star Sheraton 4 Factors closed down on Could 31, after greater than seven years in operation.
The Nak Resort operators introduced its resolution on the Ba Lin Rooftop Bar & Restaurant Fb web page.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that Nak Resort has determined to shut its doorways for the primary time in over 54 years, till additional discover.
“The impression of the Covid-19 pandemic, world lockdowns and recommendation towards social gatherings have all contributed to creating it operationally unsustainable for us,” learn the publish on Saturday (June 6).
The lodge’s basic supervisor Linn Ngui stated it had been extraordinarily difficult working through the MCO interval.
“Our precedence has all the time been ensuring our staff are taken care of,” she stated, including that a few of its 20-strong workers could be retrenched and whereas others could be given different roles within the firm.
She stated that the San Da Gen Kopitam restaurant, positioned on lodge’s floor ground, would proceed to function.
Nak Resort was opened in 1966 by a well known native household concerned within the timber enterprise.
The 24-room lodge was in style amongst guests to the east coast city and its Ba Lin Rooftop Bar and Restaurant that overlooks Sandakan holds many fond reminiscences for locals and vacationers alike.