Malaysia launches grand tourism showcase
KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 (Xinhua) - Malaysia launched its grand annual
tourism showcase called "Colors of Malaysia 2007" on Saturday as tens
of thousands of people gathered at the country's administrative center
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Malaysia's success
proves that a multi-cultural and multi-religious nation can flourish
as the people from the various races provide the diverse capability
and dexterity for the country's good and development.
The Malaysian leader also urged the people in the country to support
the government's strategies to attract tourists as he officially
launched the festival celebration, which will showcase Malaysia's
kaleidoscope of arts, culture and traditions until June10.
This year's Colors of Malaysia themed "Millions of Colors, Millions of
Smiles" kicked off with a five-part performance, including fashion
shows, leaders' speeches, cultural dances, and fireworks display.
Malaysia will hold some other events coinciding with Colors of
Malaysia, including a program called "Flavors of Malaysia" which is
designed to show the best cuisine of the country at hotels,
restaurants and shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur and its nearby areas.