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  • Greater preservation efforts needed for popular mosques

    Kuala Terengganu, MALAYSIA — Greater efforts should be undertaken to preserve popular mosques as they serve as great tourist attractions, even among non-Muslims.

    Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said that if mosques were not taken care of properly, they would no longer be visited by tourists and this would result in a loss of revenue to the state and country. Read More

  • Tourism Ministry to boost security at Mosques

    Kuala Terengganu, MALAYSIA — The Tourism and Culture Ministry is to work with the Home Ministry to keep the 30 mosques in the country that are tourist attractions free from the threat of extremists who intend to burn down houses of worship. Read More

  • ASEAN To Sign Pact To Ease Travel By Buses Within Region

    Singapore, SINGAPORE — An agreement will be signed on Friday (Oct 13) between the member countries of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) to make it easier for buses to move within the region, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said. Read More

  • MAS to set up new airline to focus on Haj pilgrims by year end

    Tolouse, FRANCE — Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) is looking to set up a new airline dedicated to ferry Haj pilgrims to the Middle East, Peter Bellew, MAS’ chief executive officer said at the sidelines of a media visit yesterday to Airbus’ premises in Toulouse, France. ‘‘We just had our busiest ever year for the Haj, we carried over 28,000 people. We have requests for the Umrah business from Indonesia, from China, from Thailand, we’ve already generated huge amount of business for MAS. Read More

  • Food defines the way for domestic travel in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — Malaysians and their love for food is well known and according to Agoda’s latest Travel and Tech Study, this love spills over when it comes to domesic travel planning as well. Read More

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