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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
malaysia malaysia magic Story by Johanna Mc Kinnon This parT of asia has become a real contender for business events supremacy. DMCs Diethelm Travel Management Sdn Bhd Tel: (60-3)-2161-1922 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.diethelm-travel.com Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd Tel: (60-3)-4252-9100 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asianoverland.com Pacific World Destination East Sdn Bhd Tel : (60)4-892 3677 Email : email@example.com Website: www.pacificworld.com PCOs AsiaCongress Events (M) Sdn Bhd. Tel: (60-3)-6275 5990 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asiacongress.com Integrated Meeting Specialist Sdn Bhd Tel: (60-3)-2148 4762 Email: email@example.com Malaysia is home to a diverse culture and has a multifaceted geography. The country is made up of two parts, 11 states in the peninsula and two states on the northern part of Borneo. Geographically, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. The climate is generally warm throughout the year and instead of four distinct seasons, the year comprise a dry season and a wet season. The capital city Kuala Lumpur is home to more than 1.5 million people and features towering skyscrapers, an award-winning convention centre and a myriad of hotels and resorts. KL and indeed all of Malaysia has many attractions for the business traveller or event planner with sites and experiences that range from snorkelling ancient reefs to meeting an Iban tribe in a traditional long house. The country is a melting-pot of ethnic groups including Chinese, Indian and Malay, who have lived in harmony for years. As a result this country has a unique, multicultural way of life which continues to influence Malaysia’s culture and shape the way Malaysia is today. According to Director General of Tourism Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab there is strong growth in visitor numbers to Malaysia and many factors are attributed to the increase. “We are working closely with our neighbouring countries Singapore and Thailand to package the region as an attractive destination. And since each country has its own special characteristics or selling points, it only makes sense for us to work together as a region,” he said. W 40 miceAsia.net hether the attraction is great shopping in the city or retreating to a rainforest resort, Malaysia’s dynamic offerings are sure to please.