KUALA LUMPUR: The Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry has arranged more than 12 exciting tourism packages for about 300 foreign journalists covering the 13th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit next month.
The packages will be organised between Feb 19 and March 3.
The journalists will be divided into three groups. Thirty-four are selected by Wisma Putra, 80 by Bernama and another 200 by the Mega Familiarisation Tour (Media FAM), a special secretariat of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia).
Post-Conference Tour Sub- Committee chairman Poon Siew Lean said preparations for the tour are progressing smoothly.
Two free complimentary packages to visit places of interest around Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya have been planned on Feb 19 and 23, she said after chairing the subcommittee meeting yesterday.
Leaders and delegates from 114 countries will be attending the NAM Summit to be held at the Putra World Trade Centre from Feb 20 to 25. About 2,000 local and foreign journalists are expected to cover the summit.
The tour package around the capital city will cover Orchid Park, National Mosque, Merdeka Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Sze Ya Temple, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Handicraft Centre and Petronas Twin Towers.
In Putrajaya, the new Federal Administrative Centre, they will be taken to the Putra Mosque, the Prime Ministers Department, Seri Perdana the official residence of the Prime Minister, Putrajaya Wetlands and Botanical Garden.
Ten tour packages have also been arranged for the 200 media people.