Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Chance for CHESS with "Malaysia My Second Home" Program & the Tourism Ministry

Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen

GiLoCatur finds below very interesting and good opportunity for chess to be played at popular tourist spots. So it is for the chess fraternity to grab the golden chance and opportunity to work with the Tourism Ministry.

Tourism Ministry Plans To Hold More Sports Tourism Activities

LANGKAWI, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- The Tourism Ministry will continue collaborating with sports organisers in hold sporting events at tourism venues to attract more tourists to the country, said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

She said this was especially so for the less well known sports as having them at tourism venues would give the sport and the venue involved an added boost.

( GiLoChess : Isn't that CHESS is not a popular sport or less well know as referred to by Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen? If Golf has an estimated 30,000 active players, how about chess? Less than 1,000 active players for sure.

So, chess organizers and advocates, please take this opportunity. Approach and go to the Tourism Ministry for this opportunity with the proposal or workplan. If the ministry does not entertain, show this news clippings. Hopefully, it is not just a sweet promise! )

She told this to reporters after giving away prizes to the winners of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta here on Friday.

She said the effort would also further promote the ministry's "Malaysia My Second Home" programme.


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