Nancy: Malaysia day showcases country's identity, uniqueness to foreign tourists

MELAKA: The Malaysia Day 2022 celebrations in Independence Declaration Memorial Square in Banda Hilir, here can showcase the country’s identity and uniqueness, along with the multiracial heritage, to foreign tourists, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri (pic).

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said that it could also introduce Malaysian culture to visitor, especially from those abroad, as Melaka is a main tourism destination in the country.

"With the 50s and 60s theme and various ethnicities on display, there surely will be many who will come and join in the celebrations, which is the first held outside of Sabah and Sarawak.

"They can witness our uniqueness, through the various cultural costumes and outfits," she told reporters here on Friday (Sept 16), adding that after two years of doing without physical celebrations, she was convinced Malaysians were excited to celebrate the occasion.

She said that the choice of Melaka as the host would indirectly add value and spur the tourism sector.

"I would like to wish Happy Malaysia Day to all Malaysians and we are the ones who will determine our country’s direction towards a more developed and cultured country, something we have wanted all this time," Nancy said.

She added that this year’s celebrations would have a spillover effect on tourist industry players and traders to generate income.

"Many small operators can use this opportunity to generate income through sales of food, handicraft and other products....therefore, we need to be grateful and support the activities we organise for Malaysians," she added. - Bernama

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Tourism , Malaysia Day , Celebrations , Melaka , Culture ,


Next In Nation

Bank Negara continually upgrades security measures to combat scams
Dr Wee visits headquarters of flight training school in Montreal
Sarawak sets up 'immune belt' team to control rabies spread
PM proud of Harimau Malaya's spirit in match against Tajikistan
Cops arrest married couple, three others in anti-drugs operation
Floods: 194 victims now at relief centres in Johor
Number of flood victims in Johor rise to 194
Flash flood at Penang airport caused by clogged drains, says Mansor
Police appoint Comm Hazani Ghazali as GE15 operations director
IKIAM signs MOU with Southern Thailand Islamic Religious Council

Others Also Read