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ABG JO In Taiwan To Source For Charter Flight Opportunities

ABG JO In Taiwan To Source For Charter Flight Opportunities

TAIPEI, Wednesday   Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg  arrived at Taoyuan International Airport here this afternoon with the hope to open up Sarawak skies to enable more Charter flight from Taiwan into the State.

While here, he will be witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Sarawak Tourism Board and the See Mark Travel Services (SMTS) on Friday morning to  enable SMTS to launch its charter services between Taipei and Kuching early next year.

In the afternoon, Datuk Amar Abang Johari, who is accompanied by his Assistant, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, will host a working luncheon with a local Taiwanese airline companies to discuss on charter proposals.

He will also have an opportunity to host dinner for more than 20 Taiwanese partner agents on Friday evening before leaving back to Kuching the next day.

 

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The Launching of ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’

‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’ was launched internationally at the Malaysia Pavilion at the World Travel Mart 2015 (WTM) on November 2.  The book takes readers on a visual journey through the remarkable beauty of the greater Batang Ai region in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia.

Published by one of Malaysia’s renowned tour operators, Borneo Adventure, the book features the captivating areas at Batang Ai, the indigenous Iban heartland of the tropical rainforest and one of a few remaining viable habitats for the Orang Utan in Sarawak.

The book focuses on the inter-related mix of flora and fauna and the local inhabitants, with chapters devoted to conservation and the development of the local community’s involvement in the tourism industry.

Batang Ai’s patchwork of primary and secondary rainforest, interwoven with fast flowing rivers, is home to a range of wildlife as well to a number of Iban communities who live on the fringes of the rainforest.

The book is co-authored and edited by Philip Yong and Robert Basiuk.

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WTM-2015 | ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’ book introduction for Minister of Tourism Malaysia by Philip Yong – Chairman Marketing sub-committee.

 

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WTM 2015 | ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’ book lucky draw.

 

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IMPRESSION MELAKA

Impression Melaka’ Launched Next Year As Iconic Tourism Product

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Bernama) — The ‘Impression Melaka’ project, to be launched in October next year, is set to become one of the iconic tourist attractions for Visit Malaysia 2014.

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said ‘Impression Melaka’ was the latest entry point project within the Tourism National Key Economic Area (NKEA).

“In line with NKEA, this RM213.2 million project is estimated to attract 1.2 million tourists per annum, generating RM179 million GNI (Gross National Income) into the economy,” he told a press conference here Tuesday.

Mohamed Nazri said the project would also create approximately 500 direct, and thousands of indirect job opportunities to locals, apart from attracting foreign investments, and boost local livelihood.

He noted that the project was the first and only Mega Outdoor ‘Impression’ Series outside China, and exclusive in Malaysia, as the first location in the Southeast Asia region.

“This project will add a key highlight to Malaysia and contribute to making Malaysia a preferred destination,” said the minister.

‘Impression Melaka’, he said, would showcase a perfect combination of natural environment as the background, whilst utilising the latest light and sound technology, modern art concepts and huge number of cultural performers.

He said ‘Impression Melaka’ would host two or three shows every night, with each show lasting between 70 and 90 minutes, with rotating audience seating which could accommodate up to 2,000 visitors per performance.

“This unique tourism product will feature a mega outdoor performance directed by world-acclaimed Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge and Fanyue, the directors of the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening and closing ceremony,” said Mohamed Nazri.

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25 million visited Malaysia final year

25 million visited Malaysia final year

Going green: Minister in a Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Dr Ng planting trees when rising a ‘My Beautiful Malaysia Day’ cleaning debate during a inhabitant park in Telok Bahang, Penang.

They also spent some-more time in a nation compared to prior years, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said.

“I am intensely happy that a tourism attention has consistently purebred expansion year after year,” she said. “Last year, traveller arrivals to a nation were 25,032,708 – an boost of 1.3% from 2011. And traveller profits were RM60.6bil compared to RM58.3bil in 2011,” she added.

“This showed that a ministry’s plan to make tourists spend some-more in Malaysia was successful.”

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Cultural makeover for Kuala Lumpur

Parts of executive Kuala Lumpur will shortly be given a makeover to improved simulate Malaysia’s informative heritage. Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim pronounced his method was in contention with a Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry and a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to put together a offer to be presented to a Cabinet for approval.

“We already have a Little India in Brickfields and a Chinatown in Petaling Street that does good to paint a Indian and Chinese cultures respectively. We wish to renovate some areas in KL, such as a widen from a KTMB building to a Sultan Abdul Samad building, to improved simulate other cultures that are also partial of a inhabitant heritage,” he said, adding that a makeover would embody Jalan Melayu to improved execute Malay culture.

Dr Rais pronounced he hoped a beginning would teach nationalism and larger appreciation for a nation’s informative heritage, generally among a younger generation. The apportion pronounced this while strictly dogmatic 154 National Heritage items, including 9 vital persons during a Sultan Abdul Samad building here yesterday. Among a 9 famous for their contributions to a republic as a partial of a inhabitant birthright are Nyonya Tan Abdullah for her dondang sayang, Eyo Hock Seng for his work in wayang kulit and mak yong practitioner Mek Jah Deris.

The other equipment listed are iconic buildings, archaeological and healthy sites, normal games, martial arts, normal cuisine, internal humanities and craft, dances, as good as normal medical practices. At a event, Rais also witnessed a executive flag-off of a Jejak Warisan (Heritage Footsteps) Program that was participated by 450 students from schools in KL and Selangor. The apportion pronounced programs such as these were critical to safeguard a country’s birthright is not lost by a younger generation. “Our birthright is a temperament as a nation. We need to pass on a stories, a humanities and enlightenment that creates us who we are, to a generations after us,” he said. Source: Thestar.com.my

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