STA was established on 26th November 1963 and officially registered with ROS on 16th March 1966, with (Registration No # SAB 151) and therefore according to record, STA is the oldest Tourism NGO in Sabah.
The 2 People responsible for signing the relevant documents were Mr. Kenny Wee Tiong Kian (Vice Chairman) and Mr. Oh Chu Vun.
|1986||Mr Francis Loh||Mr WJV Cook|
|1971-1972||Tan Sri Syed Kechik Syed Mohamed||Tan Sri Herman Luping|
|1973-1975||Tan Sri Syed Kechik Syed Mohamed||Datuk Haji Kassim Bin Othman|
|1976-1979||Datuk Haji Kassim Bin Othman||Mr Mat Sah Taib|
|1980-1982||Datuk Robert De Souza||Mr Simon Jenkins|
|1983-1984||Datuk Robert De Souza||Mr Kamalul Bahrin|
|1984-1985||Datuk George Chin||Mr Albert Teo|
|1985-1986||Mr Albert Teo||Mr Chang Erh Ling|
|1986-1990||Mr Tony Tan Nyang Peng||Mr Paul Wang|
|1990-1994||Mr Peter Teo Tiong Hee||Mr Awang Ahmad Bin Mohd Alidin|
|1994-1999||Mr Thomas Willie||Mr Clement Lee|
|1999-2009||Mr Clement Lee||Mr Foo Kia Inn|
|2009-2011||Mr Liew Len Pong||Mr Freddie Lim|
|2011-2013||Mr Tonny Chew||Mr Freddie Lim|