Monday, August 27, 2007

Tourists urged to Stay Outside of KL for Merdeka Day

Tourists coming to Kuala Lumpur for the National Day celebrations are encouraged to stay outside the city because there might be a shortage of rooms in the federal capital during the festivity.

Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim said there were enough rooms in Seremban, Bangi and Putrajaya.

He said there were not enough rooms to cater for the increasing number of foreign visitors to the city each year.

“To overcome this, we are encouraging developers to build more hotels, not just in Kuala Lumpur, but nationwide,” Lim said at the prize presentation of the 50 Years of Nation Building photography contest, organised by the MCA, yesterday.

On Friday, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the influx of tourists for Visit Malaysia 2007 had exceeded the Government’s expectation.

Source : STAR
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