The Malaysian tourism board is keen to highlight the Asian destination as an outstanding holiday option in 2012, drawing attention to the various events and experiences on offer this year.
Malaysia will get a significant boost during the summer of 2012, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to make a royal visit to the country. Describing other reasons why 2012 is “the year to visit Malaysia”, the tourism board also pointed out the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, which will take place at Sepang on the weekend of 23 March, bringing thousands of motorsports fans into the area see the qualifying sessions and race.
Other events highlighted by the organisation included the Maybank Malaysian Open golf tournament at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, taking place between the 12 and 15 April. Alternatively, for travellers more interested in taking part in sporting activities, Tourism Malaysia pointed out the many opportunities the country gives visitors to take part in activities such as scuba diving and cave diving. The Mulu Caves National Park was recommended for a caving trip, while those with the appropriate fitness levels and motivation were advised to have a go at climbing Mount Kinabalu – a two day return trek.
Visitors to Malaysia looking for more of a culture hit could aim to visit in July, when both the Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival and Rainforest World Music Festival are taking place.
Image by miusam-ck