In her usual self of always having something to say and better said by others, Tourism Minsiter Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said The Tourism Ministry will intensify promotion to showcase Ramadan in Malaysia in efforts attract more tourists, especially from West Asia.
The third Ramadan Bazaar in Kampung Baru jointly hosted with the Jamek Mosque would enable foreign tourists to experience the atmosphere of Ramadan in the country.
"As of last January, Malaysia received 16,329 tourists from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Iran compared to 15,008 in the corresponding period last year," she said after launching the Ramadan Bazaar at the Jamek Mosque, Kampung Baru here Wednesday.
Dr Ng said the iconic "bubur lambuk" (porridge) of Kampung Baru would be popularised in other places such as Raub, Pahang on Aug 16.
Sounding like the Grand Imam she said 66 Ramadan Bazaars catered to the delight of customers and tourists in the city, including three in Kampung Baru, namely in Jalan Raja Alang, Jalan Raja Muda Musa and Jalan Raja Uda.