Garbed in traditional costumes, 42 media representatives from the Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club stood in awe at the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Prime Minister’s Press Secretary and Advisor to the club, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles, who led the team, said Taj Mahal was an ideal spot to promote Perak as one of the tourism attractions in Malaysia.
“Taj Mahal is an iconic heritage building that symbolises love and affection. It attracts tourists from all over the world. Therefore, we take the opportunity to display Malaysian’s multicultural image by donning our traditional costumes. We promote Malaysia and Perak via the distribution of travel brochures. It is well accepted and many are interested to visit Malaysia,” he added.
The programme was made possible by the hardworking committee members of the Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club. It is one of the most active media clubs in the country.
Established in 2008, the club is involved in a range of activities particularly charitable programmes, besides looking into the welfare of members and their families. Prior to last year’s expedition to Beijing, the club had organised trips to Australia, Indonesia and other parts of Malaysia.
President Wan Asrudi Wan Hassan said the club offers opportunities for all Perak media representatives to participate in organised programmes to assist the state and its citizens.
“For next year’s programme, a field expedition anywhere around the country is ideal as it’s in line with our club’s objectives,” he told Ipoh Echo.
Media members from the federal government, the MB’s office, Ipoh City Council and corporate sponsors such as Impiana Hotel, Ipoh, also joined in the outing.
The delegation visited the Golden Triangle of India, namely New Delhi – Agra – Jaipur from Sunday, January 17 to Thursday, January 21.