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Published: Sunday January 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday January 19, 2014 MYT 8:06:17 AM

Johor - an ecotourism paradise

Flagged off: Mohammad Isa (left) taking part in the charity bicycle ride held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 at Tanjung Piai National Park.

Flagged off: Mohammad Isa (left) taking part in the charity bicycle ride held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 at Tanjung Piai National Park.

JOHOR BARU: Johor’s rich flora and fauna will be promoted to both local and foreign tourists during Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Tourism Ministry state director Mohammad Isa Abdul Halim said many tourists are attracted to Johor due to its attractive ecotourism packages.

He added that Johor has six national parks that are easily accessible and located along the state’s east and west coasts.

“Besides that, we also have many beautiful islands in our waters, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters.

“Our attractive ecotourism packages have attracted tourists from European countries, Japan and Singapore,” he said, before joining more than 600 riders at the Tanjung Piai National Park yesterday.

Mohammad Isa said Johor aims to get more than four million visitors to the state during VMY 2014. This is compared to three million visitors last year.

He said the ministry was working closely with stakeholders and industry players to make Johor a top tourist destination.

“We have the ingredients to make the state attractive to all tourists, no matter what they prefer,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Travel, Environment, Tourism, Johor, ecotourism, flora, fauna, Malaysia

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