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University Tourism Club To Promote Malaysia To Student Visitors

January 06, 2012 12:38 PM

University Tourism Club To Promote Malaysia To Student Visitors

MELAKA, Jan 6 (Bernama) -- 
The Tourism Ministry and Multimedia University (MMU) are collaborating to set up the first university tourism club in the country to disseminate information on tourism to student visitors from abroad, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said here.

She said Multimedia University was selected for its strategic location in the Historical City of Melaka, a world heritage site.

"The club will be able to disseminate information on the uniqueness of tourism in Malaysia and Melaka, particularly to student visitors from Russia and the Middle East," she told reporters after launching a Chinese New Year carnival at the MMU Square Thursday night.

Dr Ng said the ministry would provide an initial grant of RM10,000 to the university to disseminate knowledge on tourism through seminars and such.

The ministry would also assist the club to train selected students of the university to become tour guides experienced in the history of Melaka, she said.

"The students can earn an income through this activity while helping to promote tourism in the state," she added.

MMU president Prof Datuk Dr Muhamad Rasat Muhamad said the combination of tourism and creative media involving multimedia is an interesting field to venture into and will provide greater employment opportunities to the students of the university.

He said MMU had initiated a project to document the various historical buildings in the state and country in the multimedia format.

-- BERNAMA

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