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Old November 23rd, 2007, 09:06 AM   #81
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PNB Ready To Help Sabah With Homestay Tourism Product


KOTA KINABALU, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNB) is ready to help Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco) establish a homestay tourism product as a franchise business in the state.

Chairman of PNB Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said homestay programme had the potential of becoming a franchise business considering Sabah's powerful and attractive tourism pull.

"Homestay is a good programme and we are ready to work with Secdo to develop it as a franchise business."

Under the concept of a homestay programme, tourists get to stay and enjoy their visits in traditional homes and among people who have opened up their homes to the tourists.

"If tourists are given the assurance that a homestay has quality especially in terms of hygiene, convenient accommodation and food, I feel that the concept can be developed and we can work with Sedco to make it a success," Shahrir told reporters after the launch of a seminar here today on the franchise business by Sabah's Minister of Industry Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin.

He said PNB was also ready to help Sabah government market its herbal products through franchising via its newly introduced "Forest Secret" outlets.

"We will repack the herbal products found in Sabah before marketing them through our Forest Secret outlets," he said.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #82
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Fashion show kicks off Batik Festival

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian International Batik Festival kicked off at Kuala Lumpur City Centre here last night with a fashion show by local batik designers.

Organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia under the Malaysia Batik – Crafted For the World movement, the festival will feature daily fashion shows and batik bazaars at various shopping malls here.

The festival, launched by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, will end with the Grand Final of Piala Seri Endon batik design competition.



Another highlight of the festival is the Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition 2007 from Nov 30 to Dec 2 at the KLCC Esplanade.

Yayasan chairman Nori Abdullah urged the public to take part in the festival as it also has family events and children’s programmes.

She also invited the public to join the Batik Fun Walk for Cancer, which will raise funds for Penyayang Pesakit Kanser and the Cancer Link Foundation.

During the launch, Angkasawan Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor also presented a batik shirt that he wore in the International Space Station to Najib.

The shirt will be displayed at the batik exhibition at the KLCC Esplanade.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #83
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Red Arrows are back




SUBANG: After four years away, the Red Arrows came roaring back across the skies of Malaysia yesterday.

The Royal Air Force's world-famous aerobatics team gave a short preview of what it has in store for this year's Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima '07) exhibition yesterday when they arrived at the Subang air base.

The nine distinctive red BAE Systems Hawk aircraft flew in arrowhead formation, their trademark as the team's name implies.

This was followed by a sequence of high-speed turns and manoeuvres and the release of colourful smoke from the aircraft.

Such is the discipline of the team members that they even taxied to their positions on the tarmac of the air base in tight formation.

Squadron leader Jas Hawker said the team would do a heart-shape display for the Malaysian crowd at Lima.

"We are doing this as a sign that we love the Malaysian people. The Red Arrows have been well received by the crowd in the past," he said.

Hawker, who is back to perform after an eight-year break, said he and the eight pilots even brought their wives to Langkawi because it was a beautiful place.

Langkawi is the team's final stop after a year-long tour covering the Middle East and Asia.

Those who are unable to visit Langkawi for Lima will be able to catch the Arrows' display on Thursday. The team will perform a 23-minute show over Subang from 3pm.

Included in the display will be the team's famous "Fountain Split" manoeuvre in which the aircraft will fly straight up in formation before splitting in various directions.

Red Arrows has given 4,000 displays in 53 countries since it was formed in 1965.

Royal Malaysian Air Force Air Div 1 commander Maj Gen Datuk Jusof Embong said the appearance of the Red Arrows would further strengthen the ties between Britain and Malaysia.

Joining the Red Arrows in showing off their skills in Langkawi will be the RMAF's own Hawk, Su-30MKM Flanker, MiG-29N Fulcrum and F/A-18D Hornet aircraft pilots as well as the Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran (Hindi for sun- rays) aerobatics team.

The Fulcrum and Hornet aircraft are no strangers to Lima.
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November 27, 2007 18:24 PM

Tourism Industry Set To Steam Ahead With Spas


By Azril Annuar

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- Spas have become the latest trend within the tourism industry, and the country should not let up on this opportunity to steam ahead in the sector.

Spas have become a priority for tourists, in as far as their holiday destination package is concerned, said Asia Spa and Wellness Festival 2007 organizing chairman William Ng.

"The demand for the spa as part of the tourist attraction in the country is increasing. More and more tourists, agencies and tour groups are asking for the spa to be part of their programme when visiting the country.

"Nowadays, spas are as important as theme parks, shopping malls and the transportation system in a country's tourism infrastructure.

"If we do not have these facilities, we will be left behind," Ng told Bernama in an interview Tuesday.

Throughout the Southeast Asia region, he said, tourists were flocking to Indonesia and Thailand, partly because of the attraction of the traditional Balinese and Thai spas.

To expand and improve the spa and wellness facilities in this country, Ng is organising the second Asia Spa and Wellness Festival 2007 in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH).

The three-day festival begins on Friday while the award gala night is on Saturday, at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

Ng said that as the spa and wellness industry in Malaysia was in its infancy, he hoped that the festival could promote awareness among local and foreign tourists that spas in the country were on par or even better than others in the region.

"To achieve this objective, we have set a strict benchmark for industry players to motivate spa operators to excel and win awards based on international standards," he added.

The festival comprises three components: Asian spa and wellness centre exhibition; products and services, and a professional summit conference for industry players.

This year's theme focuses on creating spas within hotels and resorts to tap the thousands of tourists, as a clear-cut strategy to promote the Malaysian spa as an additional tourism product overseas.

MAH vice-president Shaheen Shah Mohd Sidek said that in collaboration with Ng, the association had invited six travel writers specialising in spas to be judges at the festival.

Amongst the judges is Travel Weekly UK specialist writer David Hutchinson.

With the participation of the judges, Shaheen said it was hoped that the Malaysian spa would thus benchmark itself on an international level.

"People are getting more health-conscious. It has become the latest trend as urbanites want to get away from the hustle and bustle of their daily working lives to relax, recuperate and recover," he said.

-- BERNAMA
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Old November 29th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #85
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Have you saved up- the Year End Sale is ON

The Year End Sale Is about to begin, in fact some stores have already started preview sales for their card holders.
My cousin from Melbourne is coming over just for this, he buys nearly a years supply of clothes and makes his suits here every year. Its the reasonable price, good variety and great shopping environment that makes him come back every year. We don't realise how great KL's shopping is until a guest says "Wow I want to come again"
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Sentral: Jawatankuasa khas pantau program promosi Kuala Lumpur


KUALA LUMPUR: Dalam usaha memacu industri pelancongan di ibu negara, Majlis Tindakan Pelancongan Kuala Lumpur (MTPKL) menubuhkan jawatankuasa khas yang ditugaskan memantau serta menyelaraskan program mempromosikan Kuala Lumpur secara lebih bersepadu.

Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur yang juga Pengerusi MTPKL, Datuk AB Hakim Borhan, berkata jawatankuasa yang menghimpunkan wakil agensi kerajaan, badan korporat, sektor pelancongan dan wakil perhotelan itu akan terbabit secara langsung aktiviti yang dilaksanakan.

Beliau berkata, 21 ahli badan penasihat MTPKL akan dibahagikan tugas bagi menyelaraskan tiga jawatankuasa iaitu Zon Pelancongan serta Produk Pelancongan, Acara dan Festival selain Promosi dan Pemasaran.



"Sebelum ini aktiviti atau program berkaitan pelancongan yang dijalankan syarikat atau agensi kerajaan diadakan berasingan dan menerusi jawatankuasa ini, diharap promosi dijayakan lebih efektif.

"Diharap usaha bersepadu semua pihak mampu menjadikan Kuala Lumpur bandaraya pelancongan tersohor dan produk pelancongan unggul setaraf bandaraya utama lain," katanya selepas mesyuarat ahli badan penasihat MTPKL, di sini baru-baru ini.

Pada majlis sama, MTDKL menyerahkan sumbangan 250 jubah kepada Imam Besar Masjid Negara, manakala 100 helai lagi untuk Masjid Jamek Bandaraya bagi kegunaan pelancong yang mengunjungi masjid berkenaan.

AB Hakim berkata, kedua-dua masjid yang menjadi tumpuan pelancong itu mengalami masalah kekurangan jubah hingga menyebabkan kebanyakan pelawat merungut apabila terpaksa menanti giliran terlalu lama.

"Diharap sumbangan ini dapat mengatasi rungutan pelawat luar. Sebagai contoh di Masjid Negara yang dianggarkan menerima 1,000 pelancong sehari sedangkan jubah yang ada hanya 200 helai," katanya.

Sementara itu, beliau berkata, purata penginapan hotel di Kuala Lumpur bagi tempoh Januari hingga Jun tahun ini sebanyak 6.7 peratus menjadikan jumlahnya 75.4 peratus berbanding tempoh sama pada 2006 iaitu 68.7 peratus.

"Jika dihitung, antara Januari hingga Jun tahun ini bilangan pelancong mencecah 10.1 juta dan dianggarkan hingga akhir tahun ini lebih 75 peratus daripadanya memilih Kuala Lumpur sebagai destinasi pelancongan.

"Jumlah penawaran bilik penginapan di Kuala Lumpur merangkumi bilik sedia ada, dalam pembinaan dan sudah mendapat kelulusan adalah 53,773. Mengikut Pelan Struktur Kuala Lumpur 2020, keperluan bilangan bilik penginapan dijangka meningkat kepada 83,755," katanya.
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We don't realise how great KL's shopping is until a guest says "Wow I want to come again"
compared with singapore, which one you think better? just ur opinion lah....
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compared with singapore, which one you think better? just ur opinion lah....


before.... yes, spore was far better than us, now we are catching up....

cheap stuffs, expensive stuffs, real stuffs and pirate stuffs..we have all...

(i know u ask travellator but i want to butt in also..he he)
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Kementerian arah henti tarian barongan, endang
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PUTRAJAYA 3 Dis. – Kementerian Pelancongan mengarahkan semua promosi pelancongan membabitkan persembahan kebudayaan yang berasal dari Indonesia seperti tarian barongan dan endang dihentikan sementara ekoran kontroversi yang ditimbulkan oleh aktivis budaya dari republik itu.

Menterinya, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor berkata, ini bagi membolehkan kontroversi tersebut diredakan dan penyelarasan dibuat oleh Kementerian Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan dengan pihak terbabit di republik berkenaan.

‘‘Benda ini (barongan) memang wujud di Johor, kalau lihat sejarah nenek moyang kita menjelajah dari satu pulau ke pulau dengan membawa budaya dan cara hidup seperti tarian tradisional dari Indonesia yang kini menjadi sebahagian seni budaya di negara ini.

‘‘Zaman dahulu mana ada sempadan antara Malaysia, Indonesia, mana ada pasport dan tidak ada pun sistem Imigresen,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan program berkhatan beramai-ramai di Hospital Putrajaya di sini hari ini.

Beliau ditanya mengenai demonstrasi oleh sekumpulan aktivis budaya Indonesia di depan Kedutaan Malaysia di Jakarta baru-baru ini bagi menyatakan bantahan kerana negara ini didakwa ‘mengambil’ tarian barongan atau dipanggil ‘reog ponorogo’ dari republik itu.

Tengku Adnan berkata, semasa negara ini mempersembahkan tarian endang di Osaka, Jepun baru-baru ini, pihaknya juga telah mendapat surat daripada Kementerian Luar dan Kementerian Kebudayaan Indonesia yang mengingatkan bahawa tarian tersebut berasal dari republik berkenaan.

Beliau berkata, pihaknya bersedia untuk duduk semeja dalam satu jawatankuasa membabitkan Menteri Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan, Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim dan Menteri Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Indonesia, Jero Wacik bagi menyelesaikan pertikaian itu kerana ia membabitkan tarian nusantara.

Mengulas kesan perhimpunan haram oleh Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) kepada sektor pelancongan, Tengku Adnan berkata, setakat ini tiada sebarang agensi pelancongan membatalkan tempahan pelancong asing.

‘‘Kita telah mengaktifkan unit khas yang bertugas memantau keadaan seperti kejadian tersebut bagi dimaklumkan kepada ejen-ejen pelancongan kita di luar negara.

‘‘Setakat ini kita maklumkan bahawa keadaan adalah selamat walaupun media antarabangsa telah membesar-besarkan kejadian tersebut,” katanya.

Sementara itu, program berkhatan beramai-ramai dianjurkan Pusat Komuniti Parlimen Putrajaya dengan kerjasama Hospital Putrajaya membabitkan sebanyak 150 kanak-kanak akan berlangsung sehingga Jumaat ini.
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December 03, 2007 23:25 PM

No More Barongan, Endang Dances At Tourism Promotion Activities


PUTRAJAYA, Dec 3 (Bernama) -- Cultural performances originating from Indonesia, such as the "Barongan" and "Endang" dances, are to be shelved from Malaysian tourism promotion activities due to the controversy raised by cultural activists from the republic.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today the decision was taken to ease the controversy while the matter was sorted out by the Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry with the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

"The (barongan) dance thrives in Johor. If we look at history, our forefathers who migrated here had brought the culture and way of life from Indonesia to be part of our culture.

"In the old days, there were no boundaries between Malaysia and Indonesia, no passports, and not even an immigration system," he told reporters after opening a mass circumcision programme at the Putrajaya Hospital, here.

His announcement came in the wake of a demonstration by Reog Ponorogo (Barongan in Malaysia) activists outside the Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia recently, disparaging Malaysia for what it claimed was promoting the dance as part of the Malaysian culture.

Of late, the Indonesian media has also been critical of Malaysian songs and dances performed at official functions and over television which it claimed belonged to the republic.

Tengku Adnan said he had received letters from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Culture and Tourism which pointed out that the Endang dance (which thrives in Negeri Sembilan) performed by a Malaysian entourage in Osaka recently was an Indonesian dance.

He said he was prepared to join a committee involving Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim which would discuss the controversy with Indonesian State Minister for Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik.

On the impact of the recent Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) illegal rally on the tourism industry, Tengku Adnan said that so far there had been no cancellation of tour packages to Malaysia.

"We have activated a special unit to monitor the situation and would inform our tour operators overseas of developments. We have told them that the situation is safe despite the foreign media blowing the issue out of proportion," he said.

-- BERNAMA
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good, let them die with their proud 'holy' cultures.....jenis manusia apa ntah indon-indon ni...!menyombong tak tentu pasal....

pastu pulak, tourism malaysia tu tak tahu malu ke tarian etnik yang paling-paling-paling minoriti pun nak tunjuk? dah takder idea lain dah? sigh....
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before.... yes, spore was far better than us, now we are catching up....

cheap stuffs, expensive stuffs, real stuffs and pirate stuffs..we have all...

(i know u ask travellator but i want to butt in also..he he)
thanks... i think shopping in singapore (if i were singaporean) is much cheaper, really....short safari pants in singapore just s$50 compared to malaysia rm100++, yes if it is converted to malaysian ringgit, still we got the same price, but we still have to see how much our income compare to them...if for a same job position, singaporean got s$3000 while we got rm3000..?
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Persembahan barongan tidak wajar dihentikan

Oleh: NORZAINURA ABDUL MAJID

BATU PAHAT 5 Dis. – Para penggiat tarian barongan di daerah ini berharap agar persembahan tarian barongan tidak wajar dihentikan untuk semua promosi pelancongan kerana ia merupakan tarian warisan yang perlu diketengahkan.

Ketua Barongan Sinar Warisan, Sungai Nibong, Naim Marjani, 66, berkata, selama ini tidak pernah timbul dakwaan menidakkan bahawa tarian barongan berasal dari Indonesia kerana ia sememangnya diwarisi daripada datuk nenek moyang yang berasal dari Tanah Jawa.

Tambahnya lagi, kontroversi yang ditimbulkan oleh aktivis budaya dari republik itu sepatutnya tidak terjadi.

‘‘Sememangnya tarian barongan ini dan legenda mengenainya adalah berasal dari Indonesia kerana nenek moyang kita berasal dari sana dan tarian tradisi ini masih terus diwarisi dari dahulu sehingga kini,” jelasnya kepada Utusan Malaysia.

Beliau berkata, sepatutnya para aktivis budaya itu berasa bangga kerana kebudayaan warisan itu masih terus mendapat tempat di hati para peminat seni di Malaysia.

Beliau yang memimpin kumpulan Barongan Sinar Warisan sejak tiga tahun lalu berkata, minggu lalu dia didatangi oleh serombongan krew daripada stesen Televisyen Republik Indonesia (TVRI) yang membuat rakaman tentang tarian barongan di Johor.

Menurutnya, kedatangan krew tersebut adalah untuk melihat sendiri persembahan barongan yang di persembahkan di sini dan tidak pula timbul mengenai asal usul tarian kesenian tersebut.

‘‘Malah mereka melahirkan rasa kagum dan bangga kerana tarian barongan itu wujud di sini dan mendapat tempat di hati semua peminat seni tradisi tanah air,” jelasnya.

Menurut Naim, kumpulannya telah membuat lebih 50 persembahan tarian barongan di dalam dan luar Johor dengan bayaran antara RM500 hingga RM1,800 untuk setiap persembahan.

Seorang lagi penggiat seni tarian barongan, Jupri Wagimon, 70, juga melahirkan rasa sedih sekiranya tarian barongan ini dihentikan sementara kerana ia adalah merupakan pendapatan sampingan para penggiat barongan.

Beliau mendakwa mewarisi tarian kesenian barongan ini daripada ayahnya, Wagimon Sukiban yang berasal dari Tanah Jawa yang berhijrah ke Tanah Melayu dan telah bertapak di daerah ini sejak 80 tahun lalu.

Tambahnya, persembahan barongan yang mereka buat adalah dalam masa 15 hingga 20 minit sahaja dan masih mengekalkan lagu jawa kuno seperti dahulu.

Beliau yang memimpin kumpulan barongan Nirmala Reyok, Sungai Nibong Darat Semerah dekat sini melahirkan rasa kesal apabila para aktivis budaya Indonesia menimbulkan kontroversi mengenainya.

‘‘Ia sepatutnya tidak berlaku malah mereka patut berasa bangga kerana masih ada lagi tarian warisan yang terus dipertahankan meskipun ia dipersembahkan di Malaysia,” jelasnya.

Tambahnya, kebanyakan penggiat tarian barongan di Johor ini adalah warga emas dan mereka mewarisinya daripada nenek moyang terdahulu dan terus dipertahankan agar warisan seni kebudayaan ini tidak hilang begitu sahaja.

Selama ini katanya, tidak pernah timbul kontroversi mengenai dari mana datangnya tarian barongan ini dan ia sepatutnya terus dipertahankan bukan dijadikan isu yang boleh menjejaskan perpaduan
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I just don't understand why our Indoensian counterparts are so petty and stingy, too proud and very argumentative over a very subjective matter. To my knowledge, there are a lot of Malaysian Jawanese in Johor and Selangor...are they saying that these people can't celebrate what is part of their heritage just because they live in malaysia, they are no longer entitle to celebrate the culture of their roots?? This is absolutely ridiculous..gotta say, I heard these on the news in the states..let me tell yah one thing, it was somehtin that was laughed about...and it's not at us!
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TMM 2007 catat rekod
Oleh: HASHNAN ABDULLAH

PUTRAJAYA 28 Dis. – Tahun Melawat Malaysia (TMM) 2007 berjaya mencatat rekod apabila jumlah kedatangan pelancong mencecah 20.7 juta orang dengan nilai pendapatan melonjak kepada RM45.7 bilion.

Menteri Pelancongan, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor berkata, walaupun tahun ini masih mempunyai tiga hari lagi, namun jumlah kedatangan pelancong telah mencecah 20.7 juta orang berbanding 20.1 juta pelancong yang disasarkan.

Beliau berkata, perolehan pendapatan yang disumbangkan pelancong asing dan tempatan sepanjang TMM 2007 juga melepasi sasaran RM44.5 bilion dengan nilai direkodkan RM45.7 bilion.

‘‘Kejayaan ini adalah hasil kerjasama pelbagai pihak termasuk agensi kerajaan dan media yang bertungkus-lumus mempromosikan aktiviti dan program sepanjang TMM 2007,” katanya pada sidang akhbar di sini hari ini.

Karnival itu bermula hari ini bagi mempromosikan pakej dan destinasi pelancongan domestik kepada orang ramai serta pameran kraftangan, kebudayaan dan juadah semua negeri di Malaysia.

Putrajaya adalah destinasi terakhir Karnival Gegar selepas menjelajah lapan lokasi di seluruh negara iaitu Pulau Pinang, Melaka, Teluk Intan, Perak; Kedah, Seremban, Kuantan dan Batu Pahat di Johor.

Pelbagai aktiviti menarik disusun sepanjang karnival ini antaranya klinik drift, pertunjukan ular, gusti lengan, persembahan orang api, uji bakat penyampai berita, pengacara dan pelakon serta diakhiri Konsert Gegar dan sambutan Tahun Baru 2008.

Bagaimanapun, Tengku Adnan berkata, kementerian akan terus berusaha untuk meningkatkan jumlah kedatangan pelancong walaupun sasaran sudah dicapai.

‘‘Ini kerana sebagai salah satu sumber utama pendapatan negara, kami tetap akan meneruskan agenda untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai satu destinasi pelancong paling menarik di dunia,” katanya.

Beliau juga berkata, berikutan kempen TMM 2007 dilanjutkan sehingga 31 Ogos 2008, pelbagai program dirancang bagi memastikan sasaran kemasukan pelancong 21.5 juta dengan jumlah pendapatan RM50 bilion untuk tahun depan, mampu dicapai.

‘‘Program 2008 memang tidak sebanyak tahun ini tetapi masih ada beberapa program bertaraf antarabangsa,” katanya.
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January 03, 2008 14:25 PM

3,000 Use New Langkawi-Thailand Ferry Service In Two Months


LANGKAWI, Jan 3 (Bernama) -- About 3,000 people, mostly foreigners, have used a new Langkawi-Thailand ferry service since it was launched last November.

The joint venture between Mahsuri Travel & Tour (Langkawi) Sdn Bhd and Tigerline Travel Trang plies daily between Kuah and Trang with a stopover at Lipe (Pulau Adang).

Mahsuri Travel & Tour managing director Che Isa Aji said 95 percent of the passengers are visitors from Thailand and foreign tourists in that country who extend their travel to Langkawi.

"The service is particularly popular with tourists holidaying at Phuket," he told Bernama here.

Two 131-passenger vessels are being used for the service, and the fare for the one hour 45-minute trip is RM95.

Departure from Kuah is 9am daily, with the return trip leaving Trang at 4pm.

Expressing satisfaction with the response so far to the service, Che Isa said it is aimed at promoting Langkawi's duty-free status as well as Visit Kedah Year 2008.

Mahsuri Travel & Tour is a fully Bumiputera-owned tour agency and has 20 tour buses.

-- BERNAMA
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I just don't understand why our Indoensian counterparts are so petty and stingy, too proud and very argumentative over a very subjective matter. To my knowledge, there are a lot of Malaysian Jawanese in Johor and Selangor...are they saying that these people can't celebrate what is part of their heritage just because they live in malaysia, they are no longer entitle to celebrate the culture of their roots?? This is absolutely ridiculous..gotta say, I heard these on the news in the states..let me tell yah one thing, it was somehtin that was laughed about...and it's not at us!
indonesian called us Malingsia (Maling means 'thief') coz believing their culture being stolen by malaysian.
not only barongan..they claim others stuff like batik..angklung..etc belong to them.malaysia must says clearly 'this item origin from Indonesia..'

i think they dont know much about malaysia culture and heritage.

maybe after this, MAS and SIA kebaya uniform also
be another issue raised by them.
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Dont forget about food......
Maybe they will claim sate is theirs...
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I guess they just TOO PROUD for their own good and quite hostile....instead of trying to get along, they tend to rip apart what little connections that we have between SEA countries, have we heard Thailand claiming some of our culture 'stolen' from them? Blind pide ism usually a reflection of somethin deeper....insecurity and lack of education (not just books and paper qualifications but common courtesy and common sense).
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What about other things.
Would they claim theirs as well as these things not only available in Malaysia but in Indonesia.

1) Keris
2) Silat
3) Songket (We have Terengganu songket, theirs Palembang songket)
4) Ketupat

Anything more we want to add on....

BUT I would say this is all about "Jealousy"

Why don't they claim rap & hip-hop as theirs?
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