Saturday, 14 November 2015

TM DDG Chong Yoke Har Launched 1MYES 1Malaysia Year End Sale in Penang JK1295

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I attended the launch of 1Malaysia Year End Sale (1MYES) on 12 Nov 2015 by Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Strategic and Domestic) Puan Chong Yoke Har at G Hotel in Georgetown, Penang.

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This is the first time that 1MYES is launched in Penang. The launch celebrates Penang clinching ninth position in the category - Best Shopping Destination 2015 for Muslims under the Organisation of Islamic Conference Destination - based on research by CrescentRating and MasterCard. (Kuala Lumpur won the second position in the same category.)

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Highlighting the critical role of shopping in Malaysia's tourism strategy, Puan Chong Yoke Har shared that for the first time, based on figures from the first half of 2015, tourists spent more money on shopping in Malaysia than on accommodation. She said "Out of the total tourist receipts of RM33.8 billion recorded during the first half year of this year, shopping constituted the biggest share at 29.6% or RM10 billion".

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Puan Chong Yoke Har also launched Tourism Malaysia’s new Shopping Malaysia Maps. The set of four maps guide tourists to the best shopping in:
  • Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya
  • Penang
  • Johor and Melaka
  • Sabah and Sarawak.
Puan Chong also highlighted Malaysia's Tourists Refund Scheme where tourists could claim refund for the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on at least RM300 spent on shopping inclusive of GST in a single receipt.

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Head of Shopping Secretariat Puan Baizuri Baharum shared about the numerous activities in conjunction with 1MYES 2015 from 14 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016.

Among the highlights are Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend 2015 (15 - 22 Nov) and the luxury watch and jewellery show "A Journey Through Time" (20 - 27 Nov) at Starhill Gallery in KL.

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We were treated to a preview of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend 2015 featuring ready-to-wear collections by international and Malaysian designers.

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During my early bird 1MYES shopping foray, I snagged a branded formal coat at an incredible bargain. Wish you good luck and fabulous shopping too at 1MYES ;-D

Date: 12 Nov 2015

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