Visit Malaysia Year 2007Visit Malaysia 2007 doesn’t started brightly… first it’s the incident where 30+ Taiwan visitors refused to get off a MAS plane after it landed in KaoShiung Taiwan, in protest of flight delay and poor treatment; and then here comes the BBC article that claims Malaysia authorities being racist.

I already mentioned in some of my previous post that 2007 is just a stepping stone for Malaysia tourism; it’s undoubted that they will be a rise of tourists this year, but what matters the most is that the experiences of these visitors will determine the reputation of Malaysia tourism for years to come.

Every little bits of travel experience matters. I can still remember how I was being troubled at the London airport where I was stranded for 25 minutes answering some stupid questions from the immigration officer… and 14 months later now I am still doing free but bad promotion for them.

There’s a good chance that Malaysia will do well though, Malaysians are mostly friendly people and with various joint efforts, Visit Malaysia Year 2007 should be a good one… despite not starting too well.

16 Responses to “Visit Malaysia 2007 is not starting too well”

  1. Joshy Says:
    January 5th, 2007 at 2:43 am

    i actually visited Malaysia during december!!hehe juz din manage to blog in detail abt it yet. I fully agree with the friendliness of Malaysians!! :)

  2. Jee Says:
    January 5th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Where did you go?

  3. ade Says:
    January 6th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    It’s been a long time since I last dropped by here! How’re you doing?

    Also, if you think your country’s tourisim plans are bad, wait ’till you see ours. :P

    Also, we Filipinos are known as friendly people also. And we are also part of the Malay race. Could it be that Malays, by nature, are friendly? :)

  4. Jee Says:
    January 6th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Filipinos are part of Malay race?? Sure or not?

    It could be nature that Malays are friendly people… I do felt that being Malaysian Malays are generally more polite and friendly than Chinese.

  5. Adam OK Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 12:36 am

    Rizal the Filipino hero is also known as the Malay hero of the Philippines.

  6. Jee Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    I found something on Wiki… apparently Malay, Filipino and some other races in the region are classified as Austronesian. So it could be that Filipino and Malay are from the same origin… but I doubt it’s right to say that Filipino is part of Malay.

  7. Joshy Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    ohhh i stopped over at Sunway for one night…and then went to this durian plantation at Bukit Merah…and then stayed at Penang for the night. After which go Telok Intan makan and den stay over at Ipoh for the night, final night was spent at Cameron Highlands whew so cooling there.

    Ohh and i think the aborigines in taiwan should also be of the same regional race?

  8. Jee Says:
    January 8th, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Seems like a nice trip Joshy.

    You are probably right about Taiwan aborigines being in the same regional race. Haven’t done any deep research, can’t confirm though.

  9. DianaCun Says:
    January 21st, 2007 at 2:24 am

    Jee….filipino are part of Malay Archipelago…and so the others like siamese,javanese,bugis etc..


  10. Jaedw Says:
    January 21st, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    hi, i was wondering if anyone could help me on this?
    it’s about the topic u mentioned above “visit malaysia 2007”
    i have to find some points for this topic, for public speaking.. and i’m really really frustrated by this coz i can’t find any content for this topic.. so please? help me out maybe?

  11. Jee Says:
    January 22nd, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Dianacun… thanks for the note. I spoke to another Filipino about this too, seemed like they very much agree to the statement.

    Jaedw… what do you need exactly?

  12. Jaedw Says:
    January 22nd, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    erm..actually i found some points on it now.. in the a.. ‘ are we ready for visit m’sia” so i think it’s enough la.. thanks anyway.. really thank you..

  13. Jee Says:
    January 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    You are welcome.

  14. noox Says:
    February 19th, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Malay is not limited to people born in Malaysia. Malay is a term for a race of brown skinned race. Sad to say that some people specially in malaysia or in singapore would look at Malay as a citizenship or a race associated to being a muslim. It is like Caucasians or hmmm…Arab…this is the same term to be used for people who comes from the South East Asian countries.The term is for race and not for nationality or citizenship or not for religion.
    Jose Rizal is considered the Champion of Malay race. If you will trace his roots is actually chinese. The mom has native filipino blood or we call as Malay. Since Rizal grew up in Manila and he considered himself as a NATIVE FILIPINO-thus his race is considered Malay.
    The name Jose Mercado Rizal is actually to denote his ancestry’s chinese merchant’s heritage-in spanish mercado means market. The name Jose Rizal is an invented name just like many chinese-filipino who wants to assimilate in to the Filipino society.

    Sooo..long..hehehe..Malay is a term synonymous to ARAB, CAUCASIANS-IT DENOTES BLOODLINE NOT A NATIONALITY OR ASSOCIATION TO A RELIGION..THANKS.,,visit malaysia..

  15. noox Says:
    February 19th, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Sorry so long guang liang..

  16. miguel Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    filipino is a nationality. malaysian is a nationality. indonesian is a nationality. malay is an ethnic group in malaysia, indonesia and brunei. it just so happened that the malay peoples are related to the other ethnic groups in indonesia, brunei, sabah, sarawak, east timor and the philippines. complicated? sure the malaysian politicians make it complicated. most indonesians i met (they are javanese) are offended when malaysians call them “malay”. malay = ehtnic group, not a race. sorry too long.

    filipino here.

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