‘Malacca is one of the best international tourism spot. Malacca will launch a series
of festival activities and programs to invite local and foreign tourists to participate.’
Dato Seet Har Cheow
(Malacca news) According to chairman of Malacca tourism, cultural and historic committee,
Dato Seet Har Cheow, there was 1.9 million tourists visited Malacca up to April
this year, and the state government is confident to achieve 6.8 million tourists
targeted 2.5 nights of accommodation rate for year 2008.
‘Out of 1.9 million tourists, 1.5 million was local tourists, and the rest was overseas
Dato Seet Har Cheow revealed to the press this morning during the officiating ceremony
of Save the Earth program and Miss Earth Beauty Pageant 2008. These programs were
held at Klebang Everly Resort.
One of the best international tourism spot Datuk Seet Har Cheow said, Melaka is
one of the best international tourism spot, because there are a lot of different
‘tourism products’ in the state, and he hopes that beauty pageant winner will assist
in promoting tourism industry.
He also mentioned that, Malacca will launch a series of festival activities and
programs to invite local and foreign tourists to participate. These series of activities
and programs include Malacca River Feast (1st to 8th of June), Portuguese Poseidon
Feast (23rd to 29th of June), National Day ceremony held at Dataran Pahlawan (30th
August), the 4th International Songket & Batik Feast held at Dataran Hang Tuah (5th
to 7th of September), Malacca Tourism Exhibition 2008 (15th to 17th November) and
Malacca Countdown Celebration (25th to 31st December).
Help to promote environment protection
Dato Seet Har Cheow said, Malacca as the host state for Miss Earth Malaysia Beauty
Pageant 2008, will help to promote environment protection. The pageants will stay
at Everly Resort from 3rd to 13th July to visit historical, cultural and heritage
buildings and sights in Malacca state.
‘As part of the state government, we will give our full support.’
The beauty pageant organizer MY Management corporate director Mr. Lim Chee Weng
said, the main purpose of a beauty pageant contest is to raise public awareness
on the environment pollution issue which is getting worse, and promote environment
consciousness and save the Earth.
The hotel manager of Everly Resort Mr. Alwi Mustafa also gave a speech during the
Other honourable guests included General Manager of Malacca Tourism Promotion Board
Mr. Ab dullah and The director of Malacca Torism State, Mr.Ahmad Yahaya.