Malaysia is offering the fasting month of Ramadan and Ramadan Bazaar to be shared with the world as tourism products, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen. “That is why we have been inviting foreign tourists to be with us during Ramadan.
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Several dive sites in three states in Peninsular Malaysia have been temporary closed due to coral bleaching, a phenomenon caused by global warming that has increased sea water temperature. According to the Department of Marine Park, Malaysia has more than 80 dive sites.
Tourism Malaysia will introduce a three-year calendar rescue plan to boost the country’s tourism promotion campaign, said its director-general Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab.
The 13th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2010) will be held on July 9-11 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum at the foot of Mt Santubong where the traditional habitats of Sarawak’s major ethic groups have been lovingly reproduced.
The best way to develop the tourism industry in Malaysia is to capitalise on what the country has to offer, said Chairman of Tourism Malaysia Datuk Dr Victor Wee.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen was greeted by a scorching 38-degree Celsius weather when she landed here Monday, and promptly declared that more Qataris should consider escaping the heat by holidaying in tropical Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen kicked off a tourism road show here with a meeting with top tour operators Saturday night where she touted the possibility of visitors from Kuwait and beyond being involved in property investment in Malaysia.
Malaysia is highlighting a wide range of tourism products at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2010 in a bid to entice more tourists from West Asia and beyond to visit the Southeast Asian country.
Langkawi expects tourist arrivals from West Asian countries will exceed last year’s figure of 89,000 with its participation at the three-day Arab Travel Mart in Dubai starting Monday.
Malaysia’s participation at the Shanghai World Expo is a good way to achieve the target of attracting 1.2 million visitors from China this year, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said.