Explore locations of interest while back in kampung during Aidilfitri, says Tourism Minister

Tiong extends his Hari Raya Aidilfitri well wishes.

KUCHING, April 10: Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Dato Sri Tiong King Sing calls on those heading back to their respective kampung (villages or hometowns) for an extended Hari Raya Aidilfitri break to explore interesting locations within their vicinity.

He also took the opportunity in his statement to invite all Malaysians to continue to support tourism activities offered both in villages and elsewhere to further drive the tourism sector in the country.

Meanwhile, he extended his Hari Raya Aidilfitri well wishes to those celebrating the auspicious festival, stressing that harmony within a country of diverse cultures, multiple ethnicities and religions is what Malaysia unique and special, as seen in the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration which is cherished and participated by all.


Tiong who is also Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president noted Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a sacred and holy time for all Muslims, but it cannot be denied that it is also eagerly celebrated even by those who are not of the Islamic faith.

“Personally, I feel that Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration is very close to the cultural heart and soul of the Malaysian people.

“Regardless of which celebration we observe in this country, be it Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas, or Gawai Dayak, they are all cherished in strengthening unity and harmony among us as Malaysians.

“For those who take the opportunity for an extended holiday to ‘balik kampung’, do use this opportunity to explore interesting locations near your area,” said Tiong. — DayakDaily