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June 26, 2013 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Tourism-MalaysiaA group of 25 lucky international travel agents and media from Hungary, China, India, Taiwan, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia was given a rare treat on Friday when they were granted a special tour of the Istana Alam Shah royal palace in Klang.

They were first taken to the Royal Gallery of Sultan Abdul Aziz to learn about the history of the royal family before entering the palace gates where they were received by the YM Orang Besar Daerah Klang and palace officials.

imageA welcome briefing and refreshments in fine dining style prepared by the Palace Chef awaited the group.

They were visibly excited by the tour of BalaiSantapandiRaja (Royal Banquet Room), BalaiDewandiRaja(Council of the Royal Court Chamber) and Balairong Seri (Throne Room), and cameras clicked away to capture the special moment.

They also toured the Royal Automobile Gallery housing HRH Sultan Selangor’s official and private cars including the vintage vehicle used to complete the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge in 1997 to promote Malaysia abroad.

The group is part of a 134-member international delegation on a Tourism Malaysia Mega Familiarisation tour of the country in conjunction with the Magic of the Night event. They are here to learn about and promote Malaysia’s new and exciting tourism products overseas. (See Background Info below)

The Istana Alam Shah tour was a collaborative effort with Tourism Selangor SdnBhd to share and educate foreign journalists and tour agents about the rich history, traditions and heritage of Malaysia‘s wellpreserved royal institutions.

The tour is part of Tourism Malaysia’s effort to explore new experiential and memorable tourism products with potential for generating tourism interest to highlight to foreign travel agents and journalists in line with its Visit Malaysia Year 2014 publicity and promotion campaign.

Background info on the Malaysia Mega Familiarisation Group

A total of 134 international travel agents and media are visiting Malaysia to witness Magic of the Night 2013, a Ministry of Tourism and Culture event held from 22 to 30 June.

These Tourism Malaysia Mega Familiarisation Programme participants from 13 countries, namely

Bangladesh, Brunei, China (includingHong Kong), Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey are here to report and publicise the event and, in the case of travel agents, to help promote Malaysian holiday packages to their clients.

The group’s visit to Malaysia included a chance to visit several tourist attractions in Selangor comprising Sultan Abdul Aziz Gallery Klang, Istana Alam Shah (Palace), i-City, Selangor Islamic Arts Garden, Hi-5 Bread Town Museum, Banghuris Homestay, MahMeri Cultural Village and Amverton Golf & Country Resort.

They also visited Putrajaya FLORIA (a flower and garden show) held at the same time as Magic of the Night 2013after attending a tourism seminar and briefing on Visit Malaysia Year 2014 and learning about the country’s latest tourism developments from Tourism Malaysia and Selangor Tourism.

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