As part of its ongoing efforts to promote Malaysia, MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents) and Tourism Malaysia organised road show in Radisson hotel, Kathmandu to interact with Travel fraternity in Nepal and encourage them to promote Malaysia. 12 Malaysian Tour Operators, 3 Product owners and Malaysia Health Travel council participated in this roadshow and many Indian Travel Agents were part of this road show. Now access is easy from India to Kuala Lumpur. There are 202 flights weekly from India and four airlines are operating on this route. The objective of this road show was to create good connection between tour operators from both countries and increase the number of arrivals from India to Malaysia.
Traditionally Indian tourists have a fascination for Kuala Lumpur and the famous Twin Towers that give the perfect picture for the holiday album. But there’s more that the country has to offer. “Whether you are an ardent traveller or venturing overseas for the first time, Malaysia never fails to surprise you. There is so much that awaits you in the microcosm of Asia. We want our Nepalese guest to go beyond Kuala Lumpur and return home with memories of an unforgettable “Beaches, Rainforests, National parks, unlimited exotic flora and fauna, shopping, cuisines, theme parks…Malaysia woos you in style” said Sulaiman Bin Suip, Director, Tourism Malaysia
The southern state of Johor is already emerging as a favourite amongst holiday seekers who love adventure and theme parks. Legoland Malaysia Resort, Malaysia’s first international themed park that was opened in 2012 is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions. The park has seven themed areas of attractions for all ages such as The Beginning, LEGO Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. Legoland Water Park which can be enjoyed in combination with the theme park has more than 20 slides and water based attractions and boasts 70 LEGO models. One can experience a perfect finish to the day with an overnight stay at Legoland Hotel with Lego themed rooms. The other major attractions in Johor are glass temple, Johor premium outlet, Hello Kitty and Pine studio etc.
IPOH, in the state of Perak in West Malaysia, offers a pleasant weather to travellers all throughout the year and one of the key attractions of the city is Kek Lok Tong (Cavern of Utmost Happiness) a cave temple. Limestone hills extend 20 km north of Ipoh and 20 km to the south and there are many caves in these hills. Gua Tempurung, one of the longest caves in Malaysia is a show cave open to the public with electric lighting and walkways, and there are tours of different lengths and difficulty. The haven Resort and Lost of world of Tambun can cater family holidays and provide the amazing experience of hot springs & spa, beautiful sceneries and Theme parks. If you are looking luxurious memorable time with nature, The Banjaran Resort is the place to visit and unwind yourself. MAPS will be the Asia’s first animation park opening soon in IPOH.
The state of Sabah in East Malaysia treasures the beauty of natural environment, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.The best way to experience this scenic beauty, calls for a vacation in Kota Kinabalu. Earlier known as ‘Jesseltown’ Kota Kinabalu is known for its sandy beaches, paradise Islands, virgin coral reefs, tropical rainforests and the mighty Mount Kinabalu.
The islands of Tioman, Redang and Perhentian are a treat to adventure seekers. The marine life in these islands is abundant with big school of fishes, turtles, rays, reef sharks and beautiful coral reefs. A famous spot for scuba divers is the Tiger Reef in Tioman Island. The crystal clear water and numerous reefs, many within 50 feet of the shore making these islands a perfect diving destination and also a big draw for a quiet romantic getaway.
Malaysia is one of those places that offer experiences through all times of the year that appeal to everyone. The country is also well connected through air from India making it convenient to travel even at short notices and quick getaways. So it there’s a place to go for that perfect holiday, Malaysia it should be!