Tourism Malaysia hosted a total of 119 participants from 19 countries via the Mega Familiarisation Programme (Mega Fam) in conjunction with the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. The Mega Fam participants, comprising travel agents, journalists, and crews from five TV stations, come from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Nepal, Russia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Yemen. The Mega Fam programme is organised with the support from local and foreign airlines, Malaysian hotels and state governments. Established in year 2000, it is a part of Tourism Malaysia’s promotional strategy to create greater awareness of of Malaysia as a tourist destination.
The essence of this fountain is a reflection of the Prime Minister’s “1 Malaysia” vision. The etching on the plaque reads:
The Bloom of the Hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia is a symbol of opulence, passion and progression. The three bowls represent Malaysia’s multiracial culture living harmoniously in unity. Ascending to signify the growing aspirations of the people. Serenely the water converges from all directions, an endless source of blessings and prosperity. This crystal glass fountain bestows luminous wealth upon the city and the nation.
Fondly known as the heart of Pavilion KL, the Centre Court is flanked by specialty shops and stylist kiosks and it’s also a hub for launches, exhibitions, concourse entertainment activities. The signature Spanish Steps is a popular area where shoppers and guests can rest or unwind as natural sunlight streams down through the translucent skylight. On this night, we were treated to a fashion showcase by two designers: TANGOO and VARIANTE.
“I get my inspiration from looking at a piece of fabric and imagining what possibilities it can end up with,” says the designer with an infectious smile. “I love looking at my archives of magazines and video clips from the late 80’s and seeking ways to improve on what are already classics. A woman dressed in a Variante is a goddess, even if she is a modest one” — Leslie Variyan | Variante
MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD Unit 1.14 – 1.15, First Floor, The Rizqun International Hotel
Gadong BE3519, Negara Brunei Darussalam
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