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Monday, June 16, 2014
Malaysia Welcomes Participants Of Al-Quran Recital & Memorisation Assembly
PUTRAJAYA, 16 June 2014 – About 70 participants from 27 countries are in Malaysia from 16 to 21 June 2014 to take part in the 56th International Al-Quran Recital and Memorisation Assembly which will be held at Putra World Trade Centre or PWTC in Kuala Lumpur.
Tourism Malaysia is taking this opportunity to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2014 among the participants by arranging special visits to various tourist attractions in Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
In Kuala Lumpur, the participants will have the opportunity to visit the KLCC Skybridge, Aquaria KLCC, KL Tower, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia & Birds Park, as well as shop at the well-known Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) between 16 and 21 June.
On 20 June, they will be visiting Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, cruising the Putrajaya Lake Cruise, and while the male participants perform Friday prayer at Putra Mosque, the female participants will enjoy a shopping spree at Souq Putrajaya followed by a short visit to Brahim’s factory, Malaysia’s famous halal food provider located in Bangi, Selangor.
Tourism Malaysia has also invited 10 media representatives from Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines to cover the event. They will be joining the participants on the Putrajaya tour. On 21 June, the foreign media will be exploring Kuala Lumpur for a city tour before attending the 56th International Al-Quran Recital and Memorisation Assembly later that evening.
HOLIDAY PACKAGES SOLD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AL-QURAN RECITAL
Additionally, Tourism Malaysia has cooperated with various tour agencies domestically and internationally to develop and sell tour packages in conjunction with the 56th International Al-Quran Recital Ceremony, as part of the efforts to promote Islamic tourism in the country.
Close to 700 tourists from Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines have bought the packages and will be attending this year’s assembly.