Malaysia: Tourism Hub of Southeast Asia
Everyone with interests in business and the economy would definitely recognize Malaysia as the Southeast Asian nation rich in agriculture and forestry resources and a dominant exporter of palm oil.
But there's more to it than that. Malaysia is the ultimate destination for tourism, shopping, entertainment and leisure.
Every summer Malaysia hosts a famous shopping festival for citizens of the world in the heart of Kuala Lumpur _ The Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival _ from June 16 to September 2.
The event offers tourists and shoppers discounts on luxury and premium brands known worldwide ranging from jewelry and accessories to cosmetics and fashions as well as electronics products.
While enjoying the great scenery of Kuala Lumpur, tourists can purchase goods at discounted prices of 15 to 70 percent at places like Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama Shopping Center and outlets in the shopping and entertainment district of Bukit Bintang.
As well, visitors can also take advantage of discount offers at top-end hotels, restaurants and resorts.
The tourism office of Malaysia in Seoul said the carnival has joined hands with global credit card company, MasterCard, to maximize the promotion of the festival as well as to give a ``winning chance'' for customers to visit Malaysia's beautiful resort island of Pankor.
Every year, over five million people from around the world visit Malaysia during the summer to take part in the festive mood. This year is especially meaningful for Malaysia as it celebrates 50 years of independence from the United Kingdom. The nation has revved up its services and tourism industries to better accommodate visitors as it is promoting this year as ``Visit Malaysia 2007.''
For more information on Malaysia, visit the tourism office in downtown Seoul or http://www.mtpb.co.kr _ the best way to get to Malaysia, Truly Asia.