Monday, April 16, 2007

All shook up for VM2007

The Tourism Ministry and the Information Ministry have joined forces to spur “Gegar” forward, along the concept of an informative and entertaining mini carnival.

According to Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, this carnival will serve as the grassroots campaign for VM2007, and celebrate the country’s 50 years of nationhood.

“It’s more of a national mission which focuses on tourism and at the same time educates the public about the country’s independence,” said Tengku Adnan when launching “Gegar” here on Saturday.

“We are expecting 50,000 to 300,000 visitors,” he said.

Among the carnival highlights are tourism showcases of products and opportunities, travel fair, demonstrations on traditional games and competitions, cultural performances, lucky draws, and “Gegar” live concerts.

Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin who was also present said: “RTM, the official broadcast media, will do its best in providing publicity for this carnival.”

“We are confident that the carnival will bring out the best in local tourism,” he said.

The “Gegar” carnival is on weekends from 10am to 10pm.

Its first stop will be Stadium Negeri Batu Kawan, Penang (April 28-29), followed by Dataran Shah Bandar, Kuala Terengganu (May 11-12), Dataran Ayer Keroh, Malacca (June 9-10), Miri Boulevard Centre, Miri, (June 23-24), Dataran MPTI, Teluk Intan, (July 7-8), Tapak Pesta Taman Ria, Merbok, (Aug 3-4), Padang Perbandaran, Sandakan, (Aug 18-19), Dataran Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson (Sept 1-2), Padang MDP, Pekan, (Nov 3-4), Dataran Muar, Muar (Dec 1-2), and Putrajaya (Dec 29-31).

For details contact 03-7877 2667.

Source : STAR
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