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State to Pursue Connectivity Despite Setbacks

State to Pursue Connectivity Despite Setbacks

The State will continue to pursue connectivity to international airport hubs despite recent setbacks, assured the Assistant Minister for Tourism, Datuk Lee Kim Shin yesterday.

It is not easy to convince airlines especially foreign carriers to Sarawak as there are equally attractive destinations that they can look to, he said.

We are trying our very best and the ROUTES Asia 2019 sessions’ here has been a touch point to meet up with airline companies in the regions and we want to convince them that connectivity into Sarawak can be a viable business, he added.

Having scheduled meeting appointments and engagements with airlines and airports, we began to understand the business and that enables us to be wiser when dealing with the business professionals in the tourism industry, he continued.

Datuk Lee, who was leading the Sarawak Tourism Board’s delegation to the business gathering today met up with nine airlines especially companies mostly from the region and fours airport operators to obtain better insights into their business needs.

“We made headway today and with some promising results during the engagement session and that keeps our hopes up in securing better connectivity into the State, he enthused.

“We have to work hard and be able to give enough reasons to convince airline operators to consider mounting flight to Sarawak”, he added.

Today, the Sarawak team met up with at four more airline operators to wind up the session before calling it a day and return back.

Acknowledging that connectivity must be propelled by sufficient number of travellers, tourists and holiday makers, Datuk Lee said it must also be complemented by business travels and as such conducive business environment and attractive destination’s tourism products were sought for by airlines operators he explained.

ROUTES Asia, the region’s leading meetings of airlines and airport executives started on March 10 and will end today.

Datuk Lee (left) with Zainuddin Mohammad, Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad’s Senior Manager and sharzede (right) as the business meeting with representatives of Qatar Airways


Datuk Lee (right) presenting the Gunung Mulu National Park coffee table book to Min Yao, Director of International Planning of China Express Airlines. Seen from left is STB’s Chief Executive officer, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor and China Express’s International Business Manager, Meng Ling.


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1Malaysia Year-end Sale 2011

1Malaysia Year-end Sale 2011

The fanciful 1Malaysia Year End Sale (1MYES) has only started!

It was kicked off strictly with a special launch during a Bukit Bintang Dome in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, by Minister of Tourism, Malaysia,  Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen.

Organised by a Ministry of Tourism, a 1MYES 2011 sale deteriorate starts from 15 Nov 2011 to 1 Jan 2012.

This year there will be a horde of sparkling events, promotions and good deals for shoppers nationwide.  Some of a activities lined- adult include:


Apart from admiring a anniversary décor of a countless malls, a open also has a event to attend in a 1MYES Favourite Mall Contest to opinion for their favourite mall. They can expel their opinion during from 21 Nov 2011 to 1 Jan 2012 and mount a possibility to win appealing weekly prizes of transport vouchers. The many renouned mall will win prizes too!


MasterCard continues to prerogative a cardholders with some-more privileges and benefits, from present mall redemptions to precious experiences, for a arriving 1Malaysia Year End Sale 2011. With a smallest spend of RM250 on MasterCard branded cards, during participating malls nationwide, cardholders can get a event to travel divided with present redemptions. Also adult for grabs, in partnership with Pavilion KL and Qatar Airways, is a outing to declare a arriving Paris Fashion Week 2012, drifting on Business Class.  Cardholders, with a smallest spend of RM500 during Subang Parade Shopping Centre; will be authorised to win a  4 days 3 nights stay during a Rasa Premier Suite during Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang value RM11, 500. Other than that, there are a sum of 1,800 day passes to a Malaysia International Fashion Week to be redeemed during comparison malls. With this, remember, there are some things income can’t buy, for all else, there’s MasterCard.


Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), South-East Asia’s initial Premium Outlet Centre, is set to open on 11 Dec this year with some-more than 80 stores.

This upscale opening is strategically located during a intersection of a North-South Expressway and a Second Link Expressway in Johor. It is a 70th opening centre in a Premium Outlet portfolio – one of a world’s largest collections of upscale centres.


For a initial time in Southeast Asia, a United Buddy Bear art muster – comprising 148 life-size fibreglass bear sculptures creatively grown in Berlin, Germany – will be exhibited during a Bukit Bintang Entrance of Pavilion KL. Each bear is hand-painted easily in a accumulation of singular designs and paint countries concurred by a United Nations, bringing a summary of assent and tolerance.



Legendary crooner Julio Iglesias will be in Kuala Lumpur to perform 1,800 specifically invited guests. Log onto and answer a few elementary questions to win giveaway tickets, or watch a uncover online around a YES website. Patrons of Jalan Bukit Bintang are also means to suffer a unison from surrounding buildings like Pavilion KL, Grand Millenium Hotel, Fahrenheit 88 etc.


Malls will be embellished in full frolic to chaperon in a Christmas celebrations. Look out for hulk Christmas trees, carousels, Santa Claus, caroling performances and holiday shows.



Welcome a New Year with giveaway concerts, live song deejays, hotel packages, celebration dinners and a firework fantastic during Bukit Bintang and KLCC.


Beginning 1 Jan 2011, a Malaysian supervision had waived import duties on some-more than 300 products in an bid to raise Malaysia’s position as a duty-free selling destination. The taxation is waived to attract a wider operation of principal brands to deposit in Malaysia and in doing so, supplement accumulation to a product choice on a market.

Head over to Malaysia for a biggest 1Malaysia Year-End Sale ever, and suffer some-more bargains with each ringgit spent!


For some-more information, pleasantly hit a Shopping Malaysia Secretariat at:

Tel          :               603 8891 8000

Fax         :               603 88918548

E-mail    :     



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