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ITB Berlin News 2020 #3

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ADVERTORIALI REGION I ASIA IHard to decide whereto go in Asia?Mah Meri "mask man"SO MUCH TO DOIN MALAYSIA 2020Home to many world–class events,Malaysia hosts Moto GP, RainforestMusic Festival, LIMA Langkawi, MalaysianOpen House programmes, and manyothers. For shopping experiences, areasin Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Bangsar arewell-known shopping districts offeringeverything from designer labels to localmade souvenirs. Duty-free shoppingis also available in Langkawi, Pangkorand selected areas, promising a greattherapeutic experience.Malaysia is also a well-known healthtourism destination, offering world-classfacilities with great expertise, plus valuefor-moneyservices.Looking for more? A paradise for golfers,there are more than 200 golf coursesaround Malaysia, including the Els Club inDesaru, Johor. For more family-orientedindoor or outdoor adventures, makeyour way to Lego Land, Sunway Lagoon,Genting Highland, Escape Penang andDesaru waterparks for a memorablefamily holiday in Malaysia – Truly Asia.Visit Malaysia (Truly Asia) 2020 makes the decisionmuch easier, with countless offers, activities and eventsAfter last year’s official partner country status at ITBBerlin, Malaysia is back with an even broader offer ofideas and destinations for discerning travellers of allkinds.Malaysia goes one step further tomeet one’s needs for a holiday,with pristine beaches and islands,a rich tapestry of cultures andhistory, well-preserved heritagetreasures, world-class modernfacilities, a fascinating collectionof flora and fauna, lush and wellmaintainednature reserves, adelightful array of mouth-wateringcuisine and a long list of shoppinghotspots.The country’s population is anamalgamation of varied ethnicbackgrounds, bringing togetheran enchanting medley of cuisine,crafts, traditions and architecture.Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritageis evident in their costumes, socialpractices, recreational pursuits,handicrafts, food, music and otherforms of entertainment.The capital, Kuala Lumpur, isundoubtedly one of Asia’s mostexciting and vibrant cities, notto forget is historical origins.Malaysia’s other key destinationssuch as Melaka, Penang, Langkawi,Kuching and Kota Kinabalu eachhave their own unique charms.Some hold UNESCO world heritagestatus, such as Georgetown,Melaka, Kinabalu, Gunung Mulu,Bujang Valley and Langkawi.Eco-tourism enthusiasts loveMalaysia for its abundance ofactivities. For example, many areaspopular for birdwatching, jungletrekking, white-water rafting,mountain climbing, or fishing areavailable 365 days a year.For underwater enthusiasts,Malaysia is blessed with manymarvellous marine parks, eachwith excellent visibility with athriving underwater ecosystem.Pulau Payar, Pulau Tiga Park,Tunku Abdul Rahman Park andTurtle Islands Park, Mabul, Layang-Layang, Kapalai – are worldrenowneddive sites and marineparks. In Sarawak, there are “muckdiving” in Bum-Bum Island andmarine wonder Blue Hole in DarvelBay. On top of that is Sipadan inSabah is renowned as one of thebest diving spots in the worldCanopy walk in Taman NegaraNEWSSTARLUX AIRLINESCOMMENCES FLIGHTSFROM TAIPEI TO PENANGDirect flights between PenangInternational Airport (PEN) and TaoyuanInternational Airport (TPE) in Taipei,Taiwan began this January, operated byAirbus A321 Neo aircraft. This marksan important initiative to boost travelbetween Malaysia and Taiwan, enhancingmore tourist traffic between the twodestinations.MALAYSIA 2020CAMPAIGN WEBSITE– A NEW DIGITALINITIATIVETourism Malaysia’s VM2020 WebsiteCampaign can be accessed at vm2020.malaysia.travel. YBhg. Datuk Musa Yusof,Director General of Tourism Malaysia said,"With an enhanced digital experience andexperiential content, we hope to enticemore international and local touriststo visit the various destinations in ourcountry, in support of Visit Malaysia2020."The campaign aims to feed both theinternational and domestic travellerswith valuable information on Malaysia’snumerous tourist attractions, includingrecommended destinations, ‘must-try’meals, travel itineraries, and things to doin Malaysia.ITB BERLIN NEWS • THURSDAY 19 TH MARCH 2020 • 31

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