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Ministry Of Tourism & Culture and Tourism Malaysia Launches ‘Penang Museum Trail’

October 11, 2014 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

The Ministry of Tourism & Culture and Tourism Malaysia Penang has partnered with the Penang Tourist Guide Association (PTGA) and the Attraction of Tourism Product Penang (ATAP), to launch the ‘Penang Museum Trail’, a do-it-yourself tour of Penang’s many museums.

The event was officiated by the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism & Culture himself, En. Rashidi Hasbullah at Fort Cornwallis early this morning.

The trail will guide tourists to 20 thematic museums around the state of Penang, guided by a free detailed map, and a special pass that can be bought to provide discounts on entry fees. It aims to educate tourists on Penang’s multitude of museums, as well as encourage tourists to include them as part of their itinerary. 

The special museum pass will be on sale for RM10, providing a 30% discount on entry fees for up to four people per pass. It is transferable with no expiry date. 

The map will provide tourists with a detailed guide to the various museums in Penang, such as the Penang Peranakan Museum, the Batik Painting Museum, the My Natural Crystal Museum, (currently the Largest Natural Crystal Museum in the country), the Toy Museum, and many others. Tourists can also look forward to upcoming museums such as the Colonial Penang Museum, the Teddy Bear Museum, and the Train Museum. 

This DIY trail is part of the government’s initiative to highlight Penang as an exciting tourist destination, and increase tourist arrivals in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year, as well as the Malaysia Year of Festivals and Visit Penang Year campaigns which begin in 2015. 

From January to June 2014, arrivals to Penang through the two entry points, namely the Penang International Airport and the Penang Port, were 572,084 and 53,432 tourists respectively. It signified that Penang remains a top tourist destination not only in Malaysia but also in South East Asia. 

For more information, please contact Mr. Logi Dhasan Thanaraj, Senior Tourism Officer, Tourism Malaysia Pulau Pinang, at 04-261 0058 or via email atlogi@tourism.gov.my.

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