With Malaysians able to enjoy visa-free travel to China, it is an opportune time to visit Chengdu in Sichuan Province for Chinese New Year!T

To showcase the allure of Chengdu to Malaysians, the Chengdu Culture and Tourism (Malaysia) Promotional Event was held here with the theme ‘Let’s Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chengdu’.

With Chengdu’s sceneries and offerings on display, the event drew a large number of visitors who were intrigued to schedule a trip to the city for the festive season. Some members of the public even walked away with special gifts.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Director General of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV and Tourism, Guo Ji said, “Chengdu is ‘A Vibrant and Hospitable Park City with Snowy Mountain Skyline’ where rich history and modern lifestyles complement each other. With pleasant seasons and friendly people in the ‘Land of Abundance’, we welcome Malaysians to visit Chengdu’s unique natural wonders, renowned landmarks, vibrant cultural heritage and of course, giant pandas.”

Industrial Development Manager of Tourism Selangor, Chua Yee Ling said, “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of China-Malaysia diplomatic relations in 2024, we look forward to fostering closer Chengdu-Selangor ties with more mutual visits. From the flavours of Klang to the habitats of Kuala Selangor, a myriad of Selangor gems awaits tourists from across China including Chengdu to discover.”

To provide a richer Chengdu experience, the Bureau has curated attractions based on five themes – Snow Fun (Xiling Snow Mountain, Wawu Mountain, Shenpu Valley); Panda Visit (Panda Base, Panda Valley); Historic Site Tours (Dujiangyan on Mount Qingcheng, Jinsha Site Museum, Wuhou Shrine, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Sanxingdui Museum, Sansu Temple, Anyue Stone Carvings); Culinary Delights; and Chinese New Year Celebrations (Chengdu Temple Fair, Mianzhu New Year Painting Village).

There will also be seven snow-related festivals such as the Southern Ice and Snow Festival, Zhongding Temple Ice and Snow Season, and Wawushan Ice and Snow Carnival, in addition to three flower-based events including the Du Fu Thatched Cottage Plum Blossom Art Exhibition and the Deyang Zhongjiang Cherry Blossom Festival.

Also taking place are eight Chinese New Year folk cultural festivals like Wuhou Temple Fair, Chinese New Year Gala in Sanxingdui and Anyue Chinese New Year Carnival, along with 19 cultural and artistic events such as Chinese Peking Opera Art Festival, the 160th anniversary exhibition to commemorate Qi Baishi’s birth, a New Year concert, and a tour of Sansu Temple and Ziyang Dazu Twin Cities.

The Chengdu Culture and Tourism (Malaysia) Promotional Event was participated by Tourism Selangor, Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association (MCTA), Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA), and Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), as well as local travel agencies Apple Vacation, Parlo Tours, Horizon Holidays and Impact Travel Tours with some signing cooperation agreements with Chengdu travel agencies.

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