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Malaysia targets one million tourist arrivals from China this year


Malaysia targeted one million tourist arrivals fron China this year, said Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Victor Wee.

He said towards the end, promotion efforts were being intensified not only in the big cities in China but also smaller ones in view of the population size of China.

“China is a very big market for us, especially south China. Our minister (Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen) is very active in promoting Malaysia in China.

“We are also forging greater cooperation between Chinese and Malaysian airlines as well as tour agencies to increase tourist arrivals from China,” he told reporters after gracing the “090909” mass wedding ceremony here Wednesday night.

He added that though the world was facing an economic slowdown and the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, Tourism Malaysia was optimistic of achieving the target.

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Indonesian tourism players to participate in Matta Fair


Indonesian tourism players are being facilitated to participate in a Malaysian tour and travel promotion event called Matta Fair 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from September 4 to 6, 2009.

“We are facilitating tourism players to participate in Matta Fair 2009,” said I Gde Pitana, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism international promotion director, said here, reports Antara news agency.

He said the ministry had prepared some 180 km square meters of space for tourism players at the Malaysian tourism promotion fair.

malaysia tourism newsMatta Fair 2009 is an annual tourism promotion event held by the Malaysian government and coordinated by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism.

The event had become one of Asia Pacific’s greatest shows, and the number of visitors to the fair was estimated to reach 10,000 people per day.

In Matta Fair 2008, the event was participated in by several Asia Pacific countries from China to Australia.

Pitana said recently the number of Indonesian tourism players who want to participate in Matta Fair 2009 had reached 90 percent of the stated quota. Read the full story

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Bukit Fraser Still Draws The Tourists


Fraser’s Hill is a resort notable in the country’s tourism industry.

This highland retreat, that sits on the Titiwangsa Range in Pahang, draws a continuous stream of visitors as the temperature there is cool, ranging from 17 and 24 degrees Celsius.

The highest point on Fraser’s Hill is 1,280 metres above sea level. Located some 105 km from Kuala Lumpur, Fraser’s Hill showcases a number of bungalows and houses constructed according to the British colonial style.

The small town of Fraser’s Hill is known as ‘Little England’ and most of the activities here centers around a spot that stands a beautiful clock tower.

Fraser’s Hill is also world-renowned for the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race event.

The scenario of a Tudor-style village, akin to that in Scotland, coupled with the highland’s cool air, has never failed to draw tourists who want to enjoy the ‘picturesque’ situation there. Read the full story

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