The Tourism Minister emphasizes Loy Krathong and Songkran festivals to enhance tourism

Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

Songkran festivalsThe well-known Loy Krathong and Songkran festivals observed by the Siamese community required preservation and reestablishment to improve the diversity of Malaysian arts and culture.

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, the Tourism and Culture Minister explained that these cultural programs were being endorsed by his ministry as significant annual events to make sure that festivals continue to grow among the younger generation.

“The Siamese community in Malaysia numbered about 60,000 and they are bumiputera, as the minister in charge of culture, I feel it is necessary to preserve this culture to ensure the customs of this small community is not lost,” he informed the reporters after inaugurating the Kelantan state level Loy Krathong Festival at Wat Uttamaram, Kampung Teresek last night.

Besides emphasizing the uniqueness of the Siamese community’s culture, Mohamed Nazri mentioned that the plural society of the country should pay reverence to every racial customs in the country as it plays an important role in terms of national unity and harmony.

He expected that the Siamese festival would boost the visitor arrival of 31.8 million to the country with a calculated revenue of RM118 billion this year.

The main attraction of the Loy Krathong festival remains the floating of lotus on the river along with lighted candles on them while other attractions of the festival included lotus floral arrangement, wayang kulit show, Loy Krathong queen contest, and Siamese cultural performances.

On the 15th day of December, the annual festival is celebrated in accord to the Siamese lunar calendar.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 15 TravelDaily TDC 18
  • 16 OTDYKH 2018
  • 17 Hotel Show dubai 18
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 18 thincindonesia 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 europecongress 18
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 21 bitmchina 2018
  • 22 Hotel Management Singapore Summit 18
  • 23 PTM 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on