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Port operator hopes to tie up expansion talks with Penang

Penang Port Commission says they need two parcels of land for expansion purposes as they expect more tourist arrivals this year.

Safeguard Malaysia’s image at all cost

The vast majority of Malaysians are moderate but they are easily drowned out by the few extremists who are highly vocal.

The tides of March to bring 5 cruise ships to Penang

Chingay, lion dance and a whole fiesta on the pier to welcome 17,000 arrivals.

4 Tourism Malaysia offices abroad to close

These offices in New York, Perth, Stockholm and Johannesburg are being closed as Malaysia Airlines has stopped flying to these cities.

‘Taxi drivers reason why Penang is top tourist spot’

‘If you treat tourists well, they will feel happy and want to come back,’ says Lim Guan Eng.

Penang in CNN list of 17 ‘must visit destinations’

Penang is second behind Prince Edward Island and one of the three destinations listed in Asia.

Time to work hard, not find excuses

The Home Ministry can ensure bona fide tourists and foreign students come here without hassle without sacrificing national security needs.

388 students set record with 24-festive drum show

VR Drumming Academy enters Malaysia Book of Records for staging biggest drum performance of its kind in the country.

Zahid: Religious tolerance key to nation’s harmony

Deputy prime minister calls for Malaysians to understand and respect other religions, to maintain the harmony the country has enjoyed for decades.

More Malaysians holidaying in Penang

The ringgit's slide may have discouraged overseas travel, but new tourist attractions on the island may also explain the increase in the number of domestic tourists.

‘The Top’ hopes to climb to peak of must-visit tourist list

Komtar's The Top will be Penang's first and biggest indoor theme park offering a bird's eye view of George Town, Penang Hill and mainland Seberang Prai.

Cable car project needed for tourism boost, says Nazri

Tourism ministry voices support for Penang Hill cable car plan, and promises to seek federal funding for it.

Trying to make sense of tourism statistics

The tourism industry in Malaysia must surely be a huge success going by the head count, but the low tourism receipts suggest otherwise.

Tongue-in-cheek Nazri wants monthly rallies as tourism event

A good advertisement for Malaysia and Malaysian democracy, he says and congratulates Bersih organisers.

Nazri: Nope, despite Bersih 5 the PM isn’t resigning

Nazri hopes Bersih 5 organisers will tell him the date of the next rally, so he can use it to promote 'Visit Malaysia 2017'.

Matta: Rallies will hit tourism sector and economy badly

Its president Hamzah Rahmat says the rallies will also cause foreign tourists to think twice about visiting Malaysia again.

Ship sunk off Kota Kinabalu to create coral reef

The artificial coral reef is set to be a new tourism product, attracting shipwreck divers in particular.

Labuan-Sabah bridge will interest China, Japan, says economist

Economists say construction of such a bridge will only be feasible with external financing.

Thailand still expects 32.4 million tourist arrivals this year

The 32.4 million target was set on Oct. 4, which was cut from 33 million earlier due to a drop in Chinese tourists, Thailand's largest number of visitors following a Thai crackdown on cheap tour packages.

Matta: Kenaikan caj perkhidmatan penumpang tidak kena waktu

Kenaikan itu seolah cuba membendung pelancongan ketika Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan sedang giat menarik pelancong.

‘Declining shark sightings in Sabah a wake-up call’

Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA) Chairman Aderick Chong Hee Tat says tourists are in danger of abandoning Sabah for the Philippines.

Tourism sidelined in Budget, says cab operator

Investment to increase tourism is important because it helps increase the income of the taxi industry, says Shamsubahrin Ismail.

Tourism can yield intangible benefits, says Nazri

Tourism can yield intangible benefits, says Nazri

Nazri jokes Bersih 5 rally could boost tourism numbers

Street protests taking place in Malaysia are proof that the government allows dissent, says the Tourism minister.