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Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 4:57 AM
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Schools in three Johor districts remain closed
JOHOR BARU: Schools in the three haze-hit districts – Pontian, Muar and Tangkak – will remain closed until the air quality improves.
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Visibility of KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers blocked by haze
Popular landmarks in the capital including the country's tallest structures, KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, were shrouded by haze as air quality and visibility worsened towards the afternoon.
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M’sia is getting more popular
KUALA LUMPUR: Tourists are sta­ying longer and spending more in Malaysia, with Saudi Arabia as the nation with the highest expendi­ture per capita, says...
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Tourism D-G: Boycott of non-Muslim products won’t hurt arrivals
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — A campaign to boycott halal products made by non-Muslims will not dissuade visitors from coming to Malaysia, the director-general of the Tourism and Culture Ministry (Motac) s...
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Sparking Nature’s Glow
AS dusk turns to night, the river starts to flow in the opposite direction, taking the water to the Malacca Strait.
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Sightseers unfazed by moderate haze
KUALA LUMPUR: While some people go out of their way to avoid the haze, there are others who embrace everything in their stride, such as sightseers.
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Lahad Datu airport to be upgraded
LAHAD DATU: Tourists visiting Sabah’s east coast will find it more comfortable as Lahad Datu airport will soon be upgraded, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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Minister: Lahad Datu Airport to be upgraded
LAHAD DATU, Aug 11 — Tourists visiting Sabah’s east coast will find it more comfortable as Lahad Datu Airport will soon be upgraded, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi...
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Lahad Datu Airport to be upgraded – Mohamaddin
Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi – Bernama file photo LAHAD DATU: Tourists visiting Sabah’s east coast will find it more comfortable as Lahad Datu Airport will soon be upgraded, says Tourism, Arts and Cul...
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HK tourists stranded in Malaysia as flights rescheduled following fresh chaos
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Tourists from Hong Kong were stranded in Kuala Lumpur after several return flights were either delayed or even cancelled following a mass strike that paralysed the east Asian f...
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Melaka marks moonlighting masked men
MELAKA: Melaka will be going after foreigners dressed as "superheroes" who charge tourists money to take pictures with them, says Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
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Lack of security affecting Sabah’s economy, says PBS
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) today said the feeling of insecurity among Sabahans as well as investors is affecting the state economy, especially the tourism industry.
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Tourists should not be alarmed by illegal fish bombing incident, says Tourism Deputy Minister
IPOH: Tourists should not be spooked by the illegal fish bombing incident in Semporna, says Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.
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Teresa Kok: More funds, research needed to counter West’s anti-palm oil campaign
IPOH, June 14 — The Primary Industries and Commodities Ministry is in need of more money in order to conduct in-depth research on the benefits of palm oil to counter a worldwide misperception and ca...
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Teresa Kok wants tour guides to become ambassadors for palm oil
IPOH: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok hopes tour guides will become ambassadors for palm oil.
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Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after a day of violence
Hong Kong riot police and protesters braced for possible further clashes across the city's financial district today, after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent...
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Helicopter crash-lands on top of Manhattan high-rise, killing pilot
One person was killed after a helicopter made a forced landing onto the roof of a New York City skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon, according to local authorities.
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What is Pangkor island’s star attraction? asks tourism group
IPOH, June 2 — Pangkor must have a unique selling proposition, the Perak Tourism Association has said, amid the state government’s plans to upgrade the resort island.
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Ancient Yunnan embraces facial recognition, social media to boost tourism industry
The Yunnan tourism app has attracted more than 23 million users.
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A Chinese province gets a digital makeover as Tencent shifts focus
Yunnan, the ancient province in southwestern China famous for hand-picked tea, snow-capped mountains, and the mystical hidden paradise of Shangri-La, is undergoing a digital makeover.
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Budget hotel operators want level playing field
KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): Budget hotels in the country are struggling to keep afloat mainly because of an oversupply of hotels in cities such as KL, lower tourism arrivals last year, completion from Airb...
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Turtle eggs are being sold openly in Sabah, and tourists are partly to blame
SANDAKAN, Sabah: Cars idle in endless queues along Sandakan’s busiest street, Jalan Pryer, as locals horde the dozens of rustic shophouses for bargains.
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Turtle eggs are being sold openly in Sabah, and tourists are partly to blame
SANDAKAN, Sabah: Cars idle in endless queues along Sandakan’s busiest street, Jalan Pryer, as locals horde the dozens of rustic shophouses for bargains.
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Woman chided for trying to sell hubby’s Iron Man figures
A WOMAN tried to sell off her husband’s Iron Man figurines when he was away but her attempt led to netizens telling the man to divorce her.
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River boats make a splash in tradition and tourism
KUCHING: Traditional boats (the sampan or locally known as tambang) are still an important form of transport in Sarawak, with its vast network of rivers.
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Benefits do not justify cost of construction
THE environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) states that the multibillion ringgit “super highway” passing through tunnels cut in hills and across recreational ...
PIL 1 | EIA | Penang | Pan Island Link 1 | Tourists | Development | LRT | Pearl | RM7bil | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 698
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Egos driving Penang PIL1
LETTER | The EIA on PIL1 states that the multibillion ringgit Penang "superhighway" passing through hill tunnels and across recreational and residential places will reach a maximum carrying capacity f...
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Sri Lanka’s bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival
COLOMBO: With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.
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Tourists on cruise ships could be subject to Malaysia departure levy
Tourists on cruise ships could be subject to Malaysia departure levy
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Tourists to Semporna urged to book only licensed vessels following boat fire incident
KOTA KINABALU: Tourists visiting islands in Semporna are advised to only book licensed tours and vessels following a recent incident where some Malaysians from the peninsula were hurt in a boat fire.
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No gays in Malaysia, says tourism minister
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister has caused consternation, following reports that he told German media there are no gays in the country.
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Tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion to Malaysia economy in 2018
PUTRAJAYA: The tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion (US$20.7 billion) to Malaysia's economy last year, up by 2.4 per cent compared to the RM82.2 billion the previous year, said Malaysia's Tour...
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Tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion to Malaysia economy in 2018
PUTRAJAYA: The tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion (US$20.7 billion) to Malaysia's economy last year, up by 2.4 per cent compared to the RM82.2 billion the previous year, said Malaysia's Tour...
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Tourism authorities, private sector still preparing for Visit Malaysia Year 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The tourism authorities here have yet to finalise their preparations with the private sector to welcome next year’s Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
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Repopulating George Town through education and yes, high-speed internet too
GEORGE TOWN, Feb 23 ― The gradual gentrification of George Town over the past 10 years has left an impact on the Unesco world heritage site, that of dwindling local residents.
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Up close and personal with Perak products
IPOH: Tourists to Perak will soon get a hands-on experience along with the products they buy in a bid to attract them to the state.
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Prime Minister launches new Putrajaya signage
PUTRAJAYA: Tourists at the ­federal administrative hub of Putrajaya will now have a new landmark to take photos of – a 22m stainless steel signage at Dataran Putra.
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Colourful countdown to Visit Sarawak Year 2019, state targets RM8.8bil in tourism revenue
KUCHING: It was a colourful but wet new year’s eve, as Sarawak launches its Visit Sarawak Year 2019 at the Kuching waterfront tonight (Dec 31).
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