Tourism Thailand Malaysia
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to the launching event of “Eat Thai, Visit Thailand 2019” campaign by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Malaysia (TAT) at Mr Tuk Tuk’s Starling Mall outlet.
A collaboration between TAT and Mr Tuk Tuk restaurant in Malaysia, this campaign is in line with the Amazing Thailand’s “Open to the New Shades” campaign that focuses on 5 main travel sectors to help international visitors experience the Kingdom from a new perspective. The concepts include Gastronomy, Arts and Crafts, Thai Culture, Nature, and Thai Way of Life.
Mr Tuk Tuk will be introducing some new dishes and drinks for the campaign from March 20 until April 30. Thai street food is very popular among Malaysians, and Mr Tuk Tuk offers consumers quality and delicious Thai dishes that are Halal certified.
Spend more than RM50 per receipt during this campaign at any of the 8 Mr Tuk Tuk outlets, and you can stand a chance to win one of the 20 prizes which include a FREE trip to Bangkok for 2 persons with 3 days 2 nights hotel stay, 5 luggages, 10 handbags and 4 Mr Tuk Tuk dining vouchers.
“Thai food is more than a cuisine, it is a lifelong passion. It is a love affair with deep roots in the country’s culture and most importantly, in the family. We believe it is the same in Malaysia, where people love to eat and the food bond people together. Many Malaysian tourists travel to Thailand with the objective to taste Thai food,” said Mr Ahman Mad-Adam, Director of TAT, Kuala Lumpur office.
Thailand has the new 2019 edition of MICHELIN Guide that reaches to Phuket and Phang-nga. This proves that Thailand has a wide variety of food for everyone, from MICHELIN Star restaurants, street food, HALAL food to fine-dining and many more.
“We had 4 million visitors from Malaysia in 2018, which was the highest in TAT-KL’s record. We are grateful for all the support from Malaysians. In 2019, we are working hard to promote Thailand in every possible way and to reach out to broader audience groups, such as the young travelers or the millennial, food lovers, high-end travelers, health enthusiasts, sport lovers, honeymoon couples and others.” added Mr Ahman.
Named after the most popular mode of transport in Thailand, Mr Tuk Tuk started in Malaysia in year 2015. It is a spin off from its sister company, Koh Samui Restaurant, which has been in restaurant business for 24 years. From a small 50 pax outlet in Setia City Mall, the company has expanded to eight outlets, with the next one opening at IOI City Mall in May.
“I feel very honoured to be chosen as a partner to promote Thai tourism through our food. All our 8 outlets are participating in this campaign – Setia City Mall, Gamuda Walk, The Gardens, The Starling Mall, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity, Empire City and Nu Sentral. We will be introducing 5 new dishes and a brand new drink,” said Mr Ken Leong of Mr Tuk Tuk.
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