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Taiwan Charter Flights To Reconnect Business Friendship

Taiwan Charter Flights To Reconnect Business Friendship

Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday: –  The charter flight initiatives  between Taiwan and Sarawak  was hoped to open up more opportunities for tourists and businessmen to be reconnected  giving them mutual benefits, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg said last night.

Speaking at an appreciation dinner for Taiwanese partners at a hotel here, he said the charter flight will be a bridge to facilitate more business, tourists’ arrivals and bonding among the people that have been separated for a long period of time.

“The people of Taiwan and Borneo shared their ancient ancestry but the large-scale Austronesian expansion that began around 5000–2500 BC where they migrated out from Taiwan and headed southeast to the rest of the Philippines and into the islands of the Celebes Sea, Borneo and Indonesia had separated us,” he added.

“It is time now to rekindle this ancestral lineage and I am pleased that our direction in the charter flight initiative  is in the right direction  to bring back and foster better relationship between Taiwanese and Sarawakians.” he enthused.

Expressing the hope for better connectivity between Taiwan and Sarawak, he assured that the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) will continue its strategic direction and focus on building accessibility to facilitate exchange of the flow of tourists, visitors and the business community.

“I am pleased  that with this  direction and I hope  that the charter initiatives will continue to  move a step further  to be upgraded into schedule charter and eventually schedule flight in the near future,” he hoped.

“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage our partners in Taiwan to explore these potentials and to be mutually benefit from the initiatives,” he pointed out.

He thanked particularly the office of the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre under the leadership of Datuk Adeline Leong, who was also present and Tourism Malaysia office in Taipei for their continuous support in assisting the STB in the promotion of Sarawak in Taiwan.

He said that his Ministry and STB were committed in further expanding its tourism promotion in the region and particularly in Taiwan and he equally hoped that the local industry partners will be able to share the enthusiasm and to profit from the business ventures.

Datuk Amar Abang Johari later presented mementoes of appreciation to partners including to the General Manager of See Mark Travel Services, Mark Chen and the Managing Director of China Dragon Travel Services, Hsiao Kuo Kang.

Also present at the dinner were Datuk Amar Abang Johari’s wife, Datuk Amar Hajah Juma’ani Tuanku Haji Bujang, the Assistant Minister for Tourism, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, STB Chairman, Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Aziz, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datu Ik Pahon Joyik and also the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Sarawak Tourism Board, Mary Wan Mering.

The Minister and his entourage left Taiwan for home later this afternoon after a successful four-day official visit.

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Picture shows Datuk Amar Abang Johari (right) presenting an appreciation memento to Hsiao of China Dragon Travel Services. Also seen are Datuk Abdul Wahab (centre) and Datuk Lee.

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The First Asia Legoland Water Park during Nusajaya, Johor.

The Legoland Water Park (N1.42755 E103.63188) is strictly open for open on 21st Oct 2013, we were invited for a media preview 2 days before a date.

The Water Park contains over 3 million litres of H2O and has some-more than 20 singular H2O formed rides. There are also over 70 specifically built LEGO models. It is a largest LEGOLAND Water Park in a universe and a usually one that can be enjoyed possibly on a possess as a stand-alone captivate or in multiple with a Theme Park.

The opening to a Water Park is located during a left from a categorical opening to a Theme Park, a instruction signage is clearly arrangement if we mount in front of a Legoland Theme Park.

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The day sheet is carrying graduation for RM95 (adult), RM75 (child 3-11 years) and both carrying a RM10 food document any for a moment. For some-more information, greatfully revisit a Legoland central website : www.legoland.com.my.

The invited International media were from everywhere around a regions, everybody stand-by for a acquire debate (once a preview started) from a General Manager – Mr Siegfried Boerst and Managing Director – Mr John Jakobsen beside one of a Water Park’s highlights – Build-A-Raft River.

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After a speeches, once Mr Siegfried Boerst and Mr John Jakobsen threw a Lego bricks to a ‘river’, a celebration began during Build-A-Raft River!

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Then a organisation walked over to a subsequent Water Park’s highlights – Joker Soaker.

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The dual gentlemen association with a organisation of youth life saver and watchful to a H2O flow down…once everybody and all a cameras ready, here come a Big Splash!

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A hulk bucket pours 350 gallons of H2O into a wade pool subsequent that astounded everybody with a clever cooling zephyr who mount beside and they were all wet! Again, we listened a happy cheering from a children who waited in a Joker Soaker and began their fun!

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After a brief rest, we were carrying a questions and answers event subsequent to a rides…

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The Tengku of Johor, Mr Siegfried Boerst and Mr John Jakobsen were professionally answer all a questions from a media. The event took about 30 mins and a fun time began!

Let me uncover some of a appealing Water Park’s rides one-by-one…

Build-A-Raft River
This is one of a renouned boyant where everybody relax sitting on a rubber tube (dinghy) and boyant by a idle river. Along a way, we can collect many soothing bricks on a H2O and built your possess raft…

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We met a media filming from Hong Kong…

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Just demeanour during a face of children, they were so relax and enjoyed a ride…

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Joker Soaker
The Joker Soaker is a fun interactive play structure where children can aim H2O cannons during one another. A fun, interactive stadium with several lengths, heights and forms of slides that offer something opposite for each member of a family. Guests can wade in a surrounding pool and be astounded with a torrential brief from a 300-gallon bucket.

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I trust my daughter will stay in this fun area for during slightest 2 hours…

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LEGO Wave Pool
Families can locate a peaceful call or simply cold off in this ideally sized call pool where a waves are only large adequate for all ages to enjoy.

This large pool is engaging and many peoples like to soak themselves into it.

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I saw many kids happy and enjoyed themselves in a pool with full of laughter! That was a good moment!
The Beach ‘N’ Brick Grill is only located subsequent to a Wave Pool, preference for those who wish to fill adult a stomach and burst behind to a pool…

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Red Rush
A family tube slip where adult to 4 people can boyant together down a
312-foot-long curving lane on an 11-foot in hole half pipe.
This was fun and with a prolonged queue…

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Some actions prisoner on a ride…

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I was tender by a motorized automation that move adult a rubber tube from a bottom to a top…

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Next to a Red Rush is a – Splash Out.
The disturb seekers of a family can rise to a tallest indicate of the
water park captivate and select from one of 3 singular slides, then
speed down a 60-foot dump and “splash out” into a H2O below.
“The following swimwear is not permitted: string t-shirts, exposed
zippers, soppy suits, H2O shoes, or any remove articles that might get
damaged during a ride, such as hats or sunglasses.”

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Next – Splash ‘N’ Swirl

The others boyant of Brick Blaster, Wave Rider and Tidal Tube are also accessible from a same reserve and same platform.

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The finish partial of a other dual rides Wave Rider and Tidal Tube are located during a same area…

LEGO Slide Racer
Race down a slides with 5 others on a pad and see who reached a fastest. A stirring boyant for a whole family.
“The following swimwear is not permitted: string t-shirts, unprotected zippers, soppy suits, H2O shoes, or any remove articles that might get shop-worn during a ride, such as hats or sunglasses.”

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And…Yee-Haa!

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The LEGOLAND Water Park perspective from a top ground, a LEGOLAND Hotel is during a behind of a park that only soothing opening on a 29th Nov 2013.

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Some of my friends asked me how was fun a Water Park… well, we replied…it was a Great Family Theme Park and we shouldn’t decider how fun it it, let a children do a articulate and we will comprehend a joyous impulse they have and we contend that is “Priceless!”

Please move your family and children to a LEGOLAND Theme Park and Water Park during this propagandize holiday to suffer your precious family moment!

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Frist in a World LEGO STAR WARS Miniland DEATH STAR indication arrangement during LEGOLAND MALAYSIA

Miniland during LEGOLAND® Malaysia currently geared adult for a new purpose as gateway to a together star today. The family thesis park denounced a LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star indication arrangement that will open to open on Friday 26th Jul 2013. 

Star Wars Costumers and members from a Force Action Stunt Team (FAST ) were also present. They achieved a Light Saber display. They are a usually Star Wars Light Saber arrangement performers in Malaysia.

Master Model Builders from LEGOLAND built a LEGO indication arrangement regulating some-more than 750,000 LEGO bricks and 10 thousand special glow-in-the dim tiles. It is a initial time that a LEGO Death Star indication of this scale has been constructed, creation it a largest in a world.

We were invited for a Media Preview on a 26th Jul 2013 to declare a Largest LEGO Death Star indication in Miniland LEGOLAND Malaysia today. Before we ensue to a Miniland, a brief debate by Obiwan-Kenobi a Jedi MasterMr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia, follow by a video arrangement by Mr Nikolaus Ehm, Model Builder for pattern concepts and execution of LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star indication display. And a opening by Force Action Stunt Team (FAST).

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After performance, we proceeded to Miniland…

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Once we reached a Miniland, Mr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager pulpy a symbol for a Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star indication arrangement immediatelly, strictly open for a Star Wars arrangement indication in Miniland.

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The photography event started …

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This was my First time we mount so tighten to The Darth Wader and Storm Tropper!
I listened him pronounced : The force is with you, immature Skywalker, though we are not a Jedi yet.

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And a quarrel started…

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Then we proceeded into a Death Star area…all a LEGO models are motorized and once we press a ‘button’, they will speak, pierce and with some movement between…

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When we demeanour adult there…The DEATH STAR!

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Where a X-Wing Fighter being follow by 2 TIE Fighters

The ‘white dots’ on a Death Star will heat when a night fall, we can see a whole Death Star will light adult during a evening, Mr Siegfried had showed us a little tiny square of LEGO that will ‘Glow in a dark’. So don’t only revisit a Star Wars LEGO area on day time, a night time will be really most different!

After a brief debate in a Star Wars arrangement area, a media started thier talk about a Largest LEGO Death Star in LEGOLAND Malaysia…

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Among all a Star Wars charactors, we like a Obiwan-Kenobi – The Jedi Master a most!

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And a guest in a park were squeeze a oppotunity to sketch with their idols…are we a Star Wars fan too?! ….I am…

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The ‘Death Star’ will not be henceforth hire in LEGOLAND Malaysia, it will go for a World Tour in another 6-9 months, so no wait! Please revisit a Miniland tomorrow to locate a Death Star! And if we are lucky, we competence accommodate my Idol – The Yoda Master.

May The Force Be With You.

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TOURISTS TO ENJOY FREE GUIDED TOURS IN MELAKA

18 June 2013| last updated at 11:55PM

Tourists to enjoy free guided tours in Malacca

By HANIS MAKETAB | [email protected]

BOOSTING TOURISM: Money from Heritage Tax Fund will finance programme

MALACCA: THANKS to the state’s Heritage Tax Fund, which now has RM2.9 million since it was introduced in April last year, tourists will enjoy free guided tours of Malacca’s heritage trail.

Malacca Museum Corporation general manager Datuk Khamis Abas said the corporation would be organising the tours, which would be funded by the money collected from the heritage tax.

“The tours will take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

“Forty thousand ringgit has been allocated for them, which is for a one-year period from this month.
“It pays the allowances of our tour guides.”

The tours would cover the state’s famous and popular attractions within the World Heritage site, such as the Malacca River, Stadhuys, Porta de Santiago, the Malacca Sultanate Palace and the Proclamation of Independence Memorial.

He said the heritage tax was collected by local city and municipal councils, and went towards initiatives related to tourism and heritage, such as publishing a directory of places to stay in Malacca, organising courses under the Malacca Tourism Academy and contributing to the state’s hotel and homestay operators associations.

“Last year, RM2.3 million was collected, while this year about RM657,000 has been collected up to May 15,” Khamis said after giving state Heritage and Youth Committee deputy chairman Datuk Norpipah Abdol a tour of the Malacca Conservation Centre in Jalan Bunga Raya yesterday.

He said the centre, which began operating last Monday, was open to the public.
It focused on the conservation of historical buildings and artefact.

Khamis also said the centre would be used as a venue for lectures, talks and workshops.

The centre is managed by the corporation with the cooperation of the state World Heritage Office, Malacca Historical City Council, Merlimau Polytechnic and Malacca Islamic University College.

– See more at: http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/tourists-to-enjoy-free-guided-tours-in-malacca-1.302305?cache=%253Fpage%253D0%252F7.197525%3Fkey%3DKuala+Lumpur%3Fkey%3DKuala+Lumpur%3Fpage%3D0#sthash.KFq9q6DZ.dpuf

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Scuba show

An engaging operation of talks will be hold during a Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from Jul 5 – 7.

These include:

Stories Behind The Picture by Michael Aw, a director/publisher of Ocean Geographic.

It’s a Small Blue World – Miniature Life Underwater by Jason Isley, handling executive of Scubazoo Images.

I’m Bent – Now What? by Chris Wachholz, emissary CEO of Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific.

Marine Mammals of Malaysia by Louisa S. Ponnampalam, co-founder of The Marecet Research Organization.

Underwater Photographers – A Nuisance? by Julian Hyde, ubiquitous manager of Reef Check Malaysia.

Sharks in Sabah and Sea Turtles in Malaysia by Rohan Perkins, a conservationist.

Photographing Marine Animal Behaviours by William Tan, and underwater photographer.

MIDE was instituted in 2006 and has been hold yearly given then. The design is to foster Malaysia and a surrounding waters as one of a word’s best diving destinations.

MIDE is a trade, consumer and charge exhibition.

It also aims to rise a new era of divers to take an seductiveness in environmental issues. Major brands of products and services are also being promoted.

Besides that, visitors will get a possibility to have proxy physique art tattoos by a artist Empayar Kukubesi. They (including a children) can also demonstrate themselves around board or T-shirt portrayal and colouring, activities that will be guided by artists Anuar, Orkibal and Jefferson from Canvas of Nature.

Photo exhibitions including True Colours of Redang (by AB Lee), Picture of The Year (by Ocean Geographic Society) and Natures Photo Art (by Imran Ahmad) will also be on display.

There will also be scuba pool demos and tryouts.

Out of Malaysia’s race of 27 million, there are now approximately 120,000 approved Malaysian divers and MIDE aims to accommodate a needs of both a attention veteran and a pledge diver.

The BE A DIVER module has been instituted to emanate some-more recognition of a dive attention and to inspire college students and immature graduates to take adult diving as a hobby, competition and even a career.

MIDE also determined a Dive Divas Fanclub final year for women divers to inspire and commission them to build careers and businesses in a industry. To date, there are some 100 members in a fanclub.

One of MIDE’s corporate shortcoming initiatives is to assistance preserve a sea environment. Conservation groups such as Sea Shepherd International (France), Shark Savers Organization (United States), Reef Check Malaysia, WWF, Malaysia Nature Society and Project Aware Foundation (Australia) will be among those that will be represented during a exhibition.

For some-more information on MIDE, revisit www.mide.com.my or call 03-7980 9902/9.

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