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MEDICAL TOURISM BY HATTEN

MELAKA: Melaka’s first full-fledged health-tourism centre, Satori Sanctuary in the City, will be developed in Bandar Hilir at a cost of RM300mil.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the mixed development project by Hatten Land Ltd, expected to be completed by 2020, would boost the state’s medical tourism industry.

The project, to be developed on 0.83ha, would house 50 nursing facilities and other healthcare services, besides a shopping mall, parking lots, 336 hotel rooms and 192 serviced residences.

“Some 160,000 tourists visit Melaka yearly for healthcare services and check in the private hospitals here.

“This project will add value or choice for tourists to seek more conducive treatment or healthcare services,” he told reporters after officiating the Satori-Sanctuary in the City in Melaka on Friday.

He said the project would also contribute to the increase in the state’s gross income and generate more jobs for the locals.

Meanwhile, Hatten Land group managing director, Datuk Colin Tan said Melaka was among the top three states in Malaysia that offered the best healthcare and personal care services, besides having a vast prospect in the medical tourism industry.

“The medical tourism industry in this country is booming every year and Melaka is among the best states in this industry,” he added. – Bernama

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Sarawak Tourism Awarded For Travel Marketing Excellence

Sarawak Tourism Awarded For Travel Marketing Excellence

KUCHING, Thursday – The Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has honoured Sarawak Tourism with a Silver Adrian Award for Travel Marketing Excellence in Public Relations.  The Adrian Awards claims to be the “largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition”.

Sarawak Tourism, which promotes and markets Sarawak as a globally recognised destination for culture, adventure and nature visitation, won the 2016 Adrian Award for its Public Relations work for the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

Sarawak Tourism won the HSMAI Silver Adrian Award for its Re-imaging Campaign in 2012, while RMWF has been voted as one of the top 25 World Music Festivals by Songlines Magazine for six years in a row.

“We are incredibly proud of our Rainforest World Music Festival for receiving another award on the eve of its 20th anniversary. The Festival has become an internationally recognised event,” said Mike Cannon, group managing director and CEO of Sarawak Tourism and Sarawak Convention Bureau.

Sarawak Tourism received the award at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on February 21, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis, attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel, and tourism marketing executives.

“As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Adrian Awards, we are proud that the industry recognises the Adrian Awards as the most prestigious honour given in travel marketing,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI.

Winning entries can be seen in the winner’s gallery on the Adrian Awards website and in a dedicated article. Visit www.AdrianAwards.com for more information on the event and competition and to view the Adrian Awards Winners Gallery.

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MALACCA TREASURES TO BE KNOWN TOMORROW

MALACCA: Work to remove the walls and door guarding the alleged treasures of the Malacca Sultanate on Nangka Island is almost complete.

“We believe the door can be opened in two days’ time, thus providing the answer to whether the treasure truly exists or not,” Works, Public Utilities, Transport and Project Rehabilitation Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Ghafaar Atan told reporters after visiting the site.

He said work to excavate the walls, believed to be the main entry to the treasure, was 90% completed and the existence of any treasures will be known on Wednesday.

He said the search for the treasure was conducted by Smart Partnership International (M) Sdn Bhd through a four-month contract beginning last January till this April 30.

He said if the company failed to complete excavation works during the term of the contract, the state government would hand it over to another company.
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 “If Smart Partnership International succeeds in opening the door and does not find any artifacts, we will give them an extension to look for the treasure,” he said.

The company’s managing director, Mohammad Foad Khushairy Mohd Said, said the work to break down the wall was being done intensively by 36 workers round-the-clock.

“So far, we have not yet seen any indications and if we find any artifact or treasure, we will immediately inform of it in a special press conference,” he said.

Deputy police chief Datuk Shah Gzali Khan Shahadat said the Marine Operations Force and the General Operations Force will be stationed to guard the place if any artifact or treasure was found.

Nangka Island is an uninhabited island of about 20 hectares in size and located four kilometres from Pulau Besar, Jasin. – Bernama

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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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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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