Le Tour de Langkawi News
Malaysia celebrates 50th Anniversary of Nationhood with the launch of the 12th
edition of the UCI stage race.
Le Tour de Langkawi will go beyond 2007, tourism
In a press conference held on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur for launching
the race website www.ltdl.com.my
tourism Minister Datuk Sri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor certified that Le Tour de
Langkawi (H.C.) will continue after the 12th edition due to take place in
Malaysia between February 2-11, 2007.
Minister Datuk Sri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and LTDL chief operating officer
Datuk Naim Mohamad checking the new race website. Photo: courtesy of LTDL.
“We’re able to hold and run world class events in Malaysia and we’re looking
beyond 2007.” This year, Le Tour de Langkawi is organized by the Malaysian
National Cycling Federation (MNCF) and fully supported by the government as the
race is a part of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 program put in place for
celebrating 50 years of nationhood. The target of attracting 29 million visitors
by the year 2010 includes the promotion of the country.
“Cycling shows that Malaysia is a safe and nice place with modern
infrastructures and a lot of sightseeing. Le Tour de Langkawi is unique because
it is not based in just one location, unlike other sports. Due to the nature of
the race which moves from venue to venue everyday, TV viewers around the world
will have the opportunity to see the various parts of the country, from our most
modern cities with its breathtaking skylines to the smaller towns and pristine
rain forests and sandy beaches. Viewers will also be able to see our rich
culture and heritage,” the Minister said, adding that the government is prepared
to support the race for another two or three years before the private sector
Opening Celebration 2004
Malaysia Celebrates the Golden Jubilee of
Malaysia will celebrate 50 years of independence. The month of August
will be filled with a myriad of parades, cultural performances, street shows and
carnivals to commemorate the country's Independence or Merdeka Day on 31st
It was on 31st August 1957 when history was made as the Union Jack was
lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted, with the first Prime Minister, Tunku
Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj leading the people in the famous shouts of Merdeka!
Merdeka! Merdeka! (Independence!)
For more than 30 years, Merdeka Day celebrations have been marked by parades
involving uniformed personnel, corporate players, school children, cultural
dancers, athletes and Malaysians from all walks of life. However, in recent
years, the event has grown into a much anticipated and exciting month-long
This forthcoming Golden Jubilee celebration marks a significant milestone in
the history of the nation. Join the enthusiastic crowd at the Merdeka Square in
Kuala Lumpur on the eve of Merdeka Day for the countdown to this momentous
event. Another highlight of the year will be the Citrawarna or Colours and
Flavours of Malaysia parade, an annual event showcasing the rich and diverse
cultural heritage of the country. This will be the grandest celebration for this
Malaysia invites all visitors to share in the joy and excitement of this
momentous occasion. Come and be mesmerised by a unique multicultural populace
celebrating 50 years of nationhood in harmony and peaceful co-existance. You
will truly be fascinated.