World Ecotourism Conference 2016 Malaysia

World Ecotourism Conference 2016
The 6th World Ecotourism Conference 2016 and the first Malaysia Ecotourism Summit will be held at the Mulu National Park from 27-30 January and at the prestigious Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa. Over 100 delegates comprising mostly high-profile government decision-makers, academicians and representatives from NGOs and international organisations worldwide will be present at the conference. Resource experts will also present case studies surrounding the theme: Tourism Clusters and Thematic Corridors for Sustainable Development.

The annual World Ecotourism Conference held in collaboration with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is the world’s most important ecotourism conference with transformative impact on the tourism industry in developing countries; committed to the protection of nature and environment, betterment of ecotourism and uplifting the well-being of local communities. Since 2009, the prestigious World Ecotourism Conference has been held in Lao PDR, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea and Philippines.

World Ecotourism Conference Malaysia 2016

World Ecotourism Conference 2016 in Mulu, Sarawak Borneo, Malaysia

World Ecotourism Conference 2016 Program
27 Jan 2016 – Reception at Mulu Airport | Scheduled transfers to Mulu Park and Mulu Marriot Resort
28 Jan 2016 – Opening Ceremony | Keynote Addresses | Plenary | Welcome Dinner
29 Jan 2016 – Plenary | Conclusions | Farewell Dinner
30 Jan 2016 – Full day post-technical tour to Lang Cave, Deer Cave, Clearwater Cave, Wind Cave and Bat Exodus Spectacle
31 Jan 2016 – Transfers to airport

For more information, see – http://www.wecmalaysia2016.com/

World Ecotourism Conference 2016
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The World Ecotourism Conference 2016 Malaysia event is co-organised by The Malaysian Ecotourism Association (MEA) and DISCOVERYMICE, an affiliate member of UNWTO, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak State Government, Sarawak Forestry Corporation and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Centre of Innovative Planning and Development.

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Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW)

Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW)

4th – 7th November 2015

Website: http://www.malaysiafashionweek.my/

Venue : MATRADE MECC, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) is an international event that gathers Malaysian and international fashion designers and industry players that will be held from   4th – 7th November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur through a series of “ground breaking” fashion shows featuring designers from over 15 countries, a stylish gala event and a trade exhibition called [email protected]

The fashion shows for Spring/Summer 2016 will feature Malaysian designers under the Malaysia Fashion Showcase (MFS) banner, together with Asian designers under the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Asia Fashion Week (MBSAFW) banner. MFS unveils Malaysia’s best of the best collections and it’s a celebration of Malaysia’s fashion for the World. The MBSAFW is a joint collaborative effort between STYLO International and luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz. MBSAFW will see more than 60 designers from over 15 Asian countries showcase their collection using MFW as its Asian platform. It is a trade fashion event headlined by ASIA for ASIA which portrays a fusion of Malaysian, Asian and Western influences.

At the inaugural MFW in 2014, 65 designers from 15 countries were featured including Malaysia and other Asian countries such as Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan and Australia. The collection included Ready-To-Wear, Evening Wear, Bridal, Muslimah and Street Wear.

[email protected] is the lifestyle component of MATRADE’s trade initiative, ie: International Trade Malaysia (INTRADE). A successful national and international trade exhibition that has been running for the past 8 years, [email protected] is aimed at positioning Malaysia as the region’s number one destination for leading fashion brands, accessories, textiles, cosmetics and personal care. [email protected] places Malaysia on the map as the international destination inspired by the latest designs, quality textiles and high-quality fashion accessories.

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Malaysia International Mask Festival

Malaysia International Mask Festival

Venue: Esplanade KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Mask Festival will highlight the uniqueness of the performing arts that uses masks as a prop performances.

The festival involve participation from all major races in Malaysia including indigenous peoples or indigenous Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak society.

To add, neighboring country who will be invited are Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Thailand, China, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Estimated number of participants is around 320 people.

Organizer
BAHAGIAN PENGEMBANGAN BUDAYA, JKKN
Tel: 603-2614 8200 / 8283 / 8316
Fax: 603-2697 0786
E-mail:[email protected][email protected]

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MELAKA ART AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL 2014 STARTS ON 21.11.2014

Updated: Monday November 17, 2014 MYT 12:51:56 PM
Melaka Art And Performance Festival returns with a broader dance-centred programme

This historical Portuguese-era fort, A’Famosa in Malacca, is just one of the heritage sites co-opted by the Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014 for its performances.
This historical Portuguese-era fort, A’Famosa in Malacca, is just one of the heritage sites co-opted by the Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014 for its performances.

The three-day Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014 (MAPFest), which starts Nov 21, is back with a bumper schedule that includes contemporary dance, performance art, puppet theatre, storytelling and spoken word sessions, short films, music and workshops.

The free admission festival takes place in many of Malacca’s heritage sites and historical streets including the church ruins on St Paul’s Hill, A’Famosa, the Proclaimation of Independence Memorial and the Stadthuys.

This historical Portuguese-era fort, A’Famosa in Malacca, is just one of the heritage sites co-opted by the Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014 for its performances.
This historical Portuguese-era fort, A’Famosa in Malacca, is just one of the heritage sites co-opted by the Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014 for its performances.

The three-day Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014 (MAPFest), which starts Nov 21, is back with a bumper schedule that includes contemporary dance, performance art, puppet theatre, storytelling and spoken word sessions, short films, music and workshops.

The free admission festival takes place in many of Malacca’s heritage sites and historical streets including the church ruins on St Paul’s Hill, A’Famosa, the Proclaimation of Independence Memorial and the Stadthuys.

Thailand-born Nakarin Jaikla has kept true to his traditional Thai Lanna background despite actively exploring Western dance styles. The Thai dancer is part of the Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014.
More than 65 homegrown and international artists (Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, France, Ghana, South Korea, Ireland, Brazil, The Netherlands, Morrocco, Canada, Poland and the United States) will take part in this sixth edition of MAPFest which has brought Malacca’s heritage areas to life with its day-long arts programmes.

Among the highlights this year are Australian-based writer/puppeteer Elnaz Sheshgelani’s works that blend shadow puppetry, Persian-influenced music, documentary and theatre, Thailand’s Nakarin Jaikla, who is a Lanna (northern Thai tradition) contemporary artist, and Indonesian performance artist Rudi Abdallah who critically analyses social issues and inequality in his homeland.

Australia-based writer/puppeteer Elnaz Sheshgelani’s works are set to give the festival a blend of shadow puppetry, Persian-influenced music, documentary and theatre.
Elsewhere, Australia folk singer Kavisha Mazzella, with her socially conscious songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences, is bound to delight music fans. Veteran homegrown folk roots singer-songwriter Antares is also a festival highlight as he takes to the stage with his signature socio-political and spiritual stirrings. The return of festival favourites like Agung Gunawan (from Indonesia) and Chong Keat Aun (Malaysia), both cross cultural performers, will only add to the festival’s illuminating live performances.

More info on MAPFest and festival schedules at www.melakafestival.com

Thailand-born Nakarin Jaikla has kept true to his traditional Thai Lanna background despite actively exploring Western dance styles. The Thai dancer is part of the Melaka Art And Performance Festival 2014.
More than 65 homegrown and international artists (Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, France, Ghana, South Korea, Ireland, Brazil, The Netherlands, Morrocco, Canada, Poland and the United States) will take part in this sixth edition of MAPFest which has brought Malacca’s heritage areas to life with its day-long arts programmes.

Among the highlights this year are Australian-based writer/puppeteer Elnaz Sheshgelani’s works that blend shadow puppetry, Persian-influenced music, documentary and theatre, Thailand’s Nakarin Jaikla, who is a Lanna (northern Thai tradition) contemporary artist, and Indonesian performance artist Rudi Abdallah who critically analyses social issues and inequality in his homeland.

Australia-based writer/puppeteer Elnaz Sheshgelani’s works are set to give the festival a blend of shadow puppetry, Persian-influenced music, documentary and theatre.
Elsewhere, Australia folk singer Kavisha Mazzella, with her socially conscious songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences, is bound to delight music fans. Veteran homegrown folk roots singer-songwriter Antares is also a festival highlight as he takes to the stage with his signature socio-political and spiritual stirrings. The return of festival favourites like Agung Gunawan (from Indonesia) and Chong Keat Aun (Malaysia), both cross cultural performers, will only add to the festival’s illuminating live performances.

More info on MAPFest and festival schedules at www.melakafestival.com

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Straits of Malacca – The longest Strait in the world

Straits of Malacca is a funnel-shaped narrow waterway of 800 km long that connects the South China Sea and Andaman Sea. The Strait of Malacca is running between Peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and Sumatra (Indonesia). The name of the strait came from Malacca Sultanate that ruled the group of islands between 1400 and 1511. The port of Malacca played an important role in trade during 16th and 17th centuries.

The depth of water in the southern side of the street does not exceed 120 feet. Usually, the depth of water is around 90 feet. However, the depth of the water deepens gradually towards the northwestern side and reaches the depth of about 650 feet because the strait join with Andaman Basin.

History of Straits of Malacca

Malacca was an important city situated along the Strait of Malacca during past centuries. Malacca was the major trading port, where sailing vessels loaded with spices from all parts of the world used to come to the harbor. The port was also popular for trading various things such as silk, porcelain, textiles, camphor, sandalwood, mace, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, tin, and gold from various parts of the world. Malacca used to be the safe place as the wind was blowing always towards the right position, so that the sailors can reach the shore safely.

During the 7th century, the Srivijaya Empire based in Sumatra came into power and the empire expanded its power to Java and Malay Peninsula. The Srivijaya Empire gained control in the Strait of Malacca, Sunda Strait and Southeast Asia. The Srivijaya Empire gained military and economic domination along the Strait of Malacca for around 700 years.


Srivijaya enjoyed great benefits through spice trade between Indian, Arab and Chinese merchants. Straits of Malacca helped to establish a sea route for trade between China and India. It continued in later centuries also even after the Malacca Sultanate came into power during the 15th century.

Malacca had faced several conquerors such as English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Chinese during the past centuries. The city of Malacca became prominent for everyone who wanted to rule the Straits of Malacca as the Strait was an important route for spice trading. Hence, Malacca faced so many conquerors from 1400, so that they can reap economic benefits through spice trading.

In the year 1511, Portuguese under the leadership of Alfonso de Albuquerque conquered Malacca. However, the Portuguese could not retain the prosperity of Malacca because of the wars, competition and restrictive policies. They ruled Malacca till the year 1641 because the Dutch East India Company conquered the fort “A Famosa” built by the Portuguese during their reign.

After conquering Malacca, the Dutch rebuilt the fort and also built new buildings. Even though the Dutch constructed new buildings, the trade in Malacca declined during their regime. The Dutch conquered Malacca to eliminate the competitors and ensure safe trade in the spice-route. When the Netherlands was conquered by French in 1795, Malacca was given to the British in order to elude French from conquering the city.

In 1808, the British returned Malacca to Dutch, but the city was soon handed over to the British East India Company again. English East India Company ruled the city since 1826. In 1957, anti-colonial protest culminated and independence was proclaimed by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Highness Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.


Importance of Straits of Malacca

Strait of Malacca is one of the important shipping channels of the world even now. Strait of Malacca became the shortest sea channel between Persian Gulf traders and Asian traders. Oil containers from the Middle East is transported to the Pacific Rim, South Korea, Japan, and China through the Strait of Malacca. It is the main oil transport checkpoint in Asia as 35% of the all oil containers are passing through the Strait of Malacca. Approximately around 15.2 million barrels of oil are transported through this waterway. Around 90% of the oil transportation consists of crude oil transportation and rest constitutes petroleum products. Every year, more than 60,000 ships pass through the Strait of Malacca.

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