| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 24 April 2016 | Asia Samachar |
The hot plates were churning out fluffy and soft chapati after chapati. The men prepared the dough while the women baked the chapatis.
In three hours, they had prepared 5,138 chapatis, enabling the effort to enter the Malaysia Book of Records for the “Most Number Of Capati Making In An Event”.
This was one of the highlights at the MyVaisakhi Fest 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday witnessed by Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism Mohammed Nazri Aziz.
The event, which also saw the presence of Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam and former MIC president S Samy Vellu, was organised by Tourism and Culture Ministry and Malaysian Punjabi Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MPCCI).
For the lovers of music, one of the highlight was King G Mall UK (Dhol Blasters).
Talking to reporters before the event, Mohd Nazri said visitors from India were among Malaysia’s top tourist draws last year. With 722,141 arrivals, tourists from India were one of the country’s top 10 visitors in 2015.
The e-visa implementation for Indian tourists which began April 15 was hoped to increase revenue in tourism, according to one news report.
“With the e-visa, that will allow them to stay in the country for 30 days. We are hoping not only to increase the number of Indian tourists to Malaysia but also to extend the average length of their stay which would contribute to increasing Malaysia’s tourism revenue,” he said.
“Last year the event received over 6,000 visitors including tourists. “Although it could still be considered a new tourism product for Malaysia, Vaisakhi as a celebration has garnered a lot of attention from the tourists hence we are expecting more to join us this year,” Nazri said.
MPCCI president Daljit Singh Dhaliwal, who is also a director of the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board, had led Malaysian travel trade players and state tourism authorities to India and Bangladesh in recent weeks.
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