Tourists Just Love Sabah

Tourists Just Love Sabah

Why do tourists love Sabah? Tourists are flocking to Sabah for its diverse attractions ranging from magnificent underwater diving to its unique inhabitants, the proboscis monkeys and orangutans. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said 1,909,430 tourists were recorded compared to 1,660,360 last year, which excluded the arrival of foreign workers.

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Asean-China Centre To Boost Cooperation In Tourism

Asean-China Centre To Boost Cooperation In Tourism

China seems to be the catchword nowadays, with every industry eager to jump onto the bandwagon to tap the growing market that this country is. So it hardly comes as surprise that Asean as a group would want to be left out. This has led to an Asean-China Center was officially launched during the 14th Asean-China Summit here on Friday to strengthen Asean-China cooperation in the trade, tourism, education and cultural fields, as reported by a news agency.

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Malaysia’s Global Relations

Malaysia’s Global Relations

Could Hungary’s decision to reopen its embassy in Malaysia bring cheer and an increase in tourist numbers? A recent article reported that the Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said in a joint press conference with Hungary’s Foreign Minister Dr Janos Matonyi, that Malaysia would further strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation with Hungary, especially in education, tourism and sports.

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Johor Wants More Chinese

Johor Wants More Chinese

Johor wants more Chinese…Chinese tourists, that is. They may just get their wish, since it was reported that the state tourism department is trying to lure regional airlines from China to fly tourists to the state via chartered flights. State Tourism and Domestic Trade committee chairman Hoo Seong Chang said Shenzhen Airlines had indicated its interest to conduct chartered flights to Johor.

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More Halal Chinese Dishes Please

More Halal Chinese Dishes Please

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen has urged Chinese halal food operators to introduce more varieties in their menu and it would attract more local Muslim customers and Muslim foreign tourists to their premises. This report comes as no surprise as about 60 percent of Malaysians are Muslims and they like to eat Chinese food, and so the authorities want to have more choices, in the same breath, transform the country into a halal food hub, she said after launching the Fabulous Food 1Malaysia (FF1M), here Saturday.

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Proton’s Green Car Gets It Right

Proton’s Green Car Gets It Right

It has finally happened, a Proton car has finally managed to achieve some fame….

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Crafts In Hotels

Crafts In Hotels

How relevant is craft to a tourist visiting Malaysia? It would depend on the type of tourist, If he has come to escape the cold of winter, or better yet, to see the underwater beauty of the seas surrounding Sipadan Island, then the answer would probably be No.

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Who Loves Malaysian Homestays

Who Loves Malaysian Homestays

Malaysian homestays can be quite interesting and the experience very unpredictable, depending on the type of person one is. It is of course not 5-star accommodation, most times it involves staying in a small rural village surrounded by all sorts of greenery, waterfalls and friendly hosts who may or may not speak English.

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The Dark Side of Education Tourism

The Dark Side of Education Tourism

It is really unfortunate that drug syndicates are taking advantage of Malaysia’s attempt to attract more foreign students in order to be a leading education hub. According to a recent report, syndicates had started to “enrol” its members as students in selected private higher education institutions here before setting up a distribution network.

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Luxurious Langkawi for Germans and Italians

Luxurious Langkawi for Germans and Italians

Germans and Italians will join the ranks of Europeans who get to enjoy a luxurious yet value-for-money holiday package in legendary Langkawi. A recent report had Langkawi Development Authority (Lada)’s Tourism principal assistant manager, Azmil Munif Bukhari, saying that this was because the package had received encouraging response from tourists in Europe.

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