Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin – Deputy Director General (Planning) Tourism Malaysia officiates the launch of VMY2014 Countdown Carnival, looked on by (L-R) Nuar Md. Diah (Managing Director Gaya Travel Magazine), Haryanty Abu Bakar (Deputy Director Tourism Malaysia Penang) and Visit Malaysia Year 2014 official mascot, the proboscis monkey

The two-day northern region countdown carnival for Visit Malaysia Year 2014 at Queensbay Mall in Penang was a colourful event with stage performances by top local artistes such as Dangdut King, Datuk M. Daud Kilau, One Nation Emcees and Reno.

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

Datuk M. Daud Kilau

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

Reno

In support of the carnival, a Kuala Lumpur Hop-On Hop-Off double decker city tour bus with 50 flash mob dancers was flagged off from Putrajaya, in a convoy of vehicles to Queensbay Mall in Penang, along the way stopping at Tapah rest area along the North-South Highway, KTM Railway Station in Ipoh and Padang Kota Lama (Fort Cornwallis) upon reaching Penang, to create awareness and drum up support for the countdown carnival as well as Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

One Nation Emcees

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

earlier, at a press conference on board the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus

VMY 2014 mascot, the proboscis monkey (monyet Belanda) made his appearance at every stop, to the delight of the locals and to the horror of children!

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

officials from Tourism Malaysia in a group photo with event partners and sponsors

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

an entourage of media representatives on their way from Putrajaya to Penang on the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus

Obviously, the Hop-On Hop-Off city tour bus made an impact on everyone who spotted it along the journey, because there is no such city sightseeing packages offered outside of KL City.

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

onwards to Penang Island via Penang Bridge

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus parked at Padang Kota Lama in Penang

The Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Countdown Carnival for the northern region was a run-up to the grand launch celebration in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 4, 2014.

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

flash mob at Padang Kota Lama

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

in Ipoh, counting down to Visit Malaysia Year 2014

This event was brought to us by Tourism Malaysia and the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia, with the support of Queensbay Mall, Eastin Hotel Penang, Firefly, Gaya Travel Magazine, KL Hop-On Hop-Off and Yours Magazine.

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

Annahita Bakavoli poses with the official Visit Malaysia Year 2014 mascot, the proboscis monkey

Visit Malaysia Year Carnival Countdown

flash mob performance at KTM railway station Ipoh

Event: Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Countdown Carnival (Northern Region)
Venue: Queensbay Mall, Penang
Date: 28th & 29th Dec, 2013
Time: full day

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