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Flavours of Malaysia at The Westin Chennai Velachery

The Westin, Velachery – Chennai on 25 November 2022: ‘Selamat datang’ to a delightful 10 days celebration of the diverse Malaysia cuisine. Indulge in a wide array of multi – ethnic authentic dishes lovingly crafted

The Westin, Velachery – Chennai on 25 November 2022: ‘Selamat datang’ to a delightful 10 days celebration of the diverse Malaysia cuisine. Indulge in a wide array of multi – ethnic authentic dishes lovingly crafted by Chefs Abdul Aziz, Haminah and Westin’s Executive Chef Prakash Patil.

This event is in continuation to the celebration of the 65Years of Diplomatic Relations between India and Malaysia. Delegates from the Ministry of Tourism, India join in celebrating this occasion with Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak Tourism Board, The Airline Partner- Malaysia Airlines and Hospitality Partner- The Westin, Chennai. The Artists come all the way from Sarawak to showcase the beautiful culture of Malaysia with the exquisite dance performance.

“India and Malaysia established diplomatic relations in 1957. The two countries enjoys a strong relationship and presently India and Malaysia have established close political, economic and Socio-Cultural relations. This year 2022 marks the 65th year of establishment of bilateral relationship between India and Malaysia. We are delighted to have this event to celebrate this occasion”.

Consul General of Malaysia for South India, Saravana Kumar

“With the borders being opened effective April 2022 and relaxation of entry procedures from 01 August 2022, there has been a huge demand for travel to Malaysia and we are extremely thankful for the partners Sarawak Tourism Board, Malaysia Airlines and The Westin in making this occasion possible. India has been the Top Contributor for Tourists arrival into Malaysia and is ranked fourth for the year 2022 with Passengers count of 109,377 from January to July and details from August till date is awaited. This is in comparison from January to December 2019, Passengers arrival of 735,309”.

Director of Tourism Malaysia (South India &SriLanka) Mr. Razaidi Abd Rahim

“The Sarawak Food and Cultural promotion at the ‘Flavours of Malaysia 2022’ in Chennai is very timely and significant in establishing a strong brand of Sarawak as a gastronomic paradise. Sarawak is renowned for its diversity in ethnicities and culture, that brings forth a wealth of authentic dishes and food, passed down through generations and now part of the cultural fabric of each community. With Kuching being the first city in Malaysia to be recognised as a “City of Gastronomy” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in 2021, it is clear that Sarawak’s culinary treasures make it a must-visit destination for foodies everywhere”.

Sarawak Tourism Board CEO Sharzede Datu Hj Salleh Askor

“Malaysia Airlines is delighted to support the Flavours of Malaysia event at The Westin Chennai where visitors can experience first-hand the country’s tantalising culinary offerings. Malaysia is known as a melting pot of diverse cuisines and rich flavours, owing to its multi-ethnic population. We hope that this will spur more tourism activities between the two countries, and look forward to welcoming travellers to enjoy the complete Malaysian Hospitality experience onboard Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines, Country Manager- South Asia, Mr. Amit Mehta

Chef Abdul Aziz from Sarawak comes all the way to Chennai to demystify the traditions and practices found in Malaysia for the gourmands of Chennai. He now carries a tag of a Master in Malay Cuisine and is all set to showcase his expertise that reflects the multiethnic makeup of its population. Chef Haminah the culinary field, her passion for cooking has taken her to countries like Indonesia, pleasing thousands of palates with flavors that reflect the strong, spicy, aromatic nature of Malaysia cuisine and showcase how it’s a perfect confluence of the different cultures which have influenced it.

This festival will feature classics such as the Laksa, Mee Goreng, Nasi lemak, Char Kuey Teow, to name a few, and also some specially crafted innovations and more; it’s a presentation of the very best of Malaysia. Cooking up a storm with a staggering selection of traditional recipes at Seasonal Tastes. This food festival will begin on the 25 November 2022 and will be there till 04 December 2022.

The Westin, Chennai through its partnership with Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak Tourism Board and Malaysia Airlines assures to transport you to the place where the hospitality is as warm as its weather.

Venue: Seasonal Tastes, the Westin Chennai Velachery

Date & Time: 25 November to 04 December 2022, Dinner buffet only For Reservation call: +91 8939892056


About Tourism Malaysia:

For more media releases, media info and media features on Malaysia’s tourism industry, kindly visit the Media Centre of Tourism Malaysia’s website at http://www.tourism.gov.my/

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination. Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2018, Malaysia registered 25.8 million tourist arrivals and RM84.1 billion tourist receipts, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.

About Sarawak Tourism Board

Sarawak Tourism Board is the key promoter for Sarawak. STB is a winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 2015 Gold Award. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best International Festivals recognised by Songlines World Music Magazine (2011 – 2015). Meanwhile, the Rainforest World Music Festival and Borneo Jazz Festival Virtual Experiences were recognised by World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021 as ‘Ones to Watch’ under Destinations Building Back Better Post-Covid and most recently the virtual experience of the 2021 Rainforest World Music Festival won the PATA Gold Awards 2022 under Sustainability and Social Responsibility Category for Culture. Sarawak Tourism Board also won the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star award, Marketing Excellence Awards 2021 for Excellence in Mobile Marketing (bronze) and PATA Gold Awards 2022 its destination video entitled ‘A Journey Awaits’ under the marketing category.

About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia through its premium and full-service offerings. Malaysia Airlines carries up to 40,000 guests daily on memorable journeys and embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia; capturing its rich traditions, cultures and cuisines via its inimitable Malaysian Hospitality.

The airline is part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation organisation that comprises different aviation business and lifestyle travel solution portfolios aimed at serving global air travel needs. The airline is committed to facilitating safe and seamless travels by placing safety and hygiene as the anchor across all end-to-end consumer touchpoints in line with its MHFlySafe initiative. Via its alliance with oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines offers superior connectivity to more than 900 destinations in 170 territories across the globe. In India, the airline operates 52 weekly

flights across six cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kochi. For more information, please visit www.malaysiaairlines.com


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