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Karnival 'Gegar' untuk VMY 2007

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'Gegar' carnival set to rock VMY 2007

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 - Shaking up Malaysians and tourists alike, the Government is accelerating Visit Malaysia 2007 with the “Gegar” (tremor) carnival.

The Tourism Ministry and the Information Ministry have joined forces to spur “Gegar” forward, along the concept of an informative and entertaining mini carnival.

According to Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, this carnival aims to serve as the grassroots campaign for VM2007, as well as to celebrate the country’s 50 years of nationhood.

“It’s not so much of an entertainment event. It’s more of a national mission which focuses on tourism and at the same time educates the public about the country’s independence,” said Tengku Adnan when launching “Gegar” here on Saturday.

He added that the carnival would shake up major and secondary towns across the country until year’s end.

“We are expecting 50,000 to 300,000 visitors,” he said, adding that the carnival was an excellent way to also promote domestic tourism.

“This carnival also serves as a platform to promote local tourism as well as acts as a bridge for interaction and business opportunities in the tourism industry,” Tengku Adnan said.

Among the carnival highlights are tourism showcases of products and opportunities, local holiday and travel packages promotional fair, promotional campaigns by various government agencies, demonstrations of traditional games and competitions, cultural performances, lucky draws, and “Gegar” live concerts by local artistes.

Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin who was also present said: “RTM, the official broadcast media, will do its best in providing all the publicity for this carnival.”

“We are confident that the carnival will bring out the best in local tourism as well as emphasise the government’s VMY 2007 call,” he added.

The “Gegar” carnival takes place on weekends from 10am to 10pm. theStarOnline

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