Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Citrarasa Malaysia will help boost tourism in Miri

MIRI: The hosting of the three-day Citrarasa Malaysia here will be an additional boost to tourism in the city, Tourism Ministry deputy secretary-general Dr Junaidah Lee Abdullah said yesterday.

The ministry, she said expected around 200,000 visitors including tourists to converge at the parking lot of Boulevard Shopping Complex, the venue for the event, from June 20 to 22.

The event will be held from 10am to 12 midnight daily.

“This is going to be a very interesting and exciting event and we are confident it will attract a lot of foreigners living here apart from tourists coming to the city and people from Brunei,” Junaidah said during a press conference held at a hotel here.

She was confident there would be an increase in arrival of tourists and visitors, especially from neighbouring Brunei, Labuan, Sabah and other towns in the state.

“Citrarasa Malaysia or Flavours of Malaysia is to showcase and promote Malaysia’s traditional fare.

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