WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014
MALAYSIA’S WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014 CELEBRATIONS World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September every year all over the world, including Malaysia, to foster awareness on the role of tourism and how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. This year, the National Celebration for World Tourism Day was held at the Mall of Medini, Nusajaya, Johor from 26 September until 28 September 2014. This celebration was a collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and the Johor State Government, together with the private sector. The Celebrations started on 26 September with an exhibition of tourism products and crafts by Homestays from across the country, as well as the 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Fest which featured art by local artists. There were also interactive Malaysian traditional games such as Batu Seremban and Sepak Bulu Ayam and cultural performances. Visitors and tourists were encouraged to participate in these traditional games throughout the 3 days. Other exhibitions included the replica of Perak Man, the oldest and the most complete pre-historic human skeleton in Malaysia. The WTD Treasure Hunt 2014 was also held on 27 September 2014, where the participants had to go to tourist destinations in Johor such as Edu Sports City, Muzium Layang-layang as well as the Puteri Harbour Nusajaya. The World Tourism Day 2014 celebration was very well received. Among those who joined in the celebration were the Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore, Consulate General of Indonesia, State Excos Government agencies officers, , private sectors, Non-Governmental Organization members, students from secondary schools and learning institutions, travel agents, tour guides, industry players, media and editors, tourism partners, tourism training institute and the public.