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5.7mil tourists to visit Penang next year!


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The Tourism and Culture Ministry has forecast that Penang will receive 5.7 million tourists during the Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015, reports The Star. The state received a 2% increase in tourist arrivals in Penang from January to July this year.

Penang, well-known as a food paradise will leverage on the MyFest 2015 campaign and feature exciting festivals throughout the year-long campaign. Various exciting festivals that will be featured are the Penang Floral Festival in May, Penang Durian Festival in July, George Town Festival in August, Food Festival in October and a horticultural exhibition on various flower species and landscaping designs in December.

Source: 'Ministry targets 5.7mil tourists in Penang next year', The Star 11 Dec 2014