There is no end to the Malaysian fam tours. The tourism ministry will bring in over 280 Mega Familiarisation programme (MegaFam) participants from 23o countries during Citrawarna Malaysia on May 19.
Citrawarna is held to attract tourists to visit Malaysia and spur domestic tourism.This is what the government thinks.
So on our part, said the legendary Tourism Minister, it is important to promote the “Malaysia Truly Asia” concept at this event,” she said.
The Colours of 1Malaysia or popularly known as Citrawarna is back and set to dazzle crowds with an array of shows on May 19. This year Citrawarna celebrates its 14th anniversary which will take place at Dataran Merdeka from 5pm until midnight.
The annual event is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors including foreign tourists and overseas media, said Tourism minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen. “This is a tourism event. We want to show tourists our products including our contemporary arts, our fabulous food, homestay and eco-tourism,” she said at a press conference at Malaysia Tourism Centre (Matic) today.
She said there will be about 7,000 participants including school children and members of the public. A 1.5km parade will wind its way through Jalan Raja, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Isfahan to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, from 8.30pm to 11.30pm and will end with performances by dikir barat group.
Tourism packages are also being sold by various travel agencies for this event. “Our iconic event is one of our biggest and will attract lots of tourists from overseas. There will also be local art shows and activities,” she said.