MELAKA: The tourism industry in the state is showing signs of recovery and positive development as it is able to attract investors and provide employment opportunities for local residents, Chief Minister Datuk said Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
He said the intensive efforts to promote tourism activities in the state as a major destination for local and international tourists are in line with the wishes of the state government to make Melaka a tourism state capable of taking advantage of the world as it is. that it is contained in the Melakaku Maju Jaya 2035. Strategic Plan (PSMJ 2035).
He said ‘RIUH NAU!’ in collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the State Government is one of the initiatives that give creative industry actors in Melaka the opportunity to showcase cultural identity, customs and traditions of State.
“Indeed, the citizens of Melaka are very excited about the ‘RIUH NAU!’ program which lasted three days, in a place of tourist attraction which I think is very appropriate in conjunction with the National Month to present all the arts, culture and the creative world of which the State of Melaka is proud.
“It is also in line with the wishes of the state government to see more of its cultural heritage showcased not only for the outside world but also for our own people who still have no clue,” said he declared.
He said it during the launch of the 3rd edition of the RIUH Keluarga Malaysia: RIUH NAU! to Dataran Pahlawan here tonight.
Sulaiman said various interesting programs have been planned throughout the three-day carnival, which aims to give visitors the opportunity to see local creative products first-hand, enjoy various food and drink sales, cultural performances, visual art exhibitions and to attend creative workshops organized throughout the program.
He said Melaka is rich with various cultural heritages which have great aesthetic value, especially from the perspective of musical arts such as “Dondang Sayang”, “Joget”, “Nazam”, “Zapin” and “Rebana Keras”. which should be kept accordingly.
“The culture that is brought by this heritage art is actually the core of a country’s identity and strength. Not only that, but our culture is also concerned with manners that are highly valued by all communities.
“Therefore, we need a new generation determined to strengthen the mores, customs and culture that can build a harmonious society in a modern world, without sacrificing the identity of art and culture in our country. “, did he declare. – Bernama