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1Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival

Malaysia- “Truly Asia”, is an extraordinarily amazing wonderland with full of awesome tourist spots and is acknowledged to be a gastronomical paradise. Being a multicultural nation, Malaysia hosts hundreds of colorfully surprising festivals throughout the year. As people in Malaysia are extremely friendly, warm  and comforting, tourists from all over world enjoy pleasurable hospitality while celebrating & socializing in various gratifying events.

Among the numerous exceedingly enjoyable tourism festivals, 1Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival (1MCTA) is a premier and one of the most honorable & reputable events which is normally held starting from the month of July till the end of September at different parts throughout the nation.

1Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival

1Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival

This notable mega event showcases various captivating contemporary arts prospects of brilliantly well-established artists providing an unique platform for newly emerging creative artists to grow in such a dynamic arts industry. Promoting exceptional Malaysian arts and cultures to the rest of the world, it keeps on inspiring creative people to make more reverent and esteemed contemporary art festivals as well as other vibrant exhibitions.

1Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival is officially organized by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and is one of the most popular and fashionable events that has won the hearts of millions arts lovers from around the globe. In this 3 long months festival, there are different kinds of events such as  exhibitions, various types of arts performances which are to be held in their specified squads. This colorful event brings talented contemporary artists together not only from the country but also from around the world to present their artworks and expertise to the public. Some of the notable & well-established artists of Malaysia who are to be featured in 1MCTA include Datuk Mahsun, Ahmad Shukri Mohamad,  Suhaimi Fadzir, Mohd Shaimy Hashim, Yap Kim Boon, many other more.

In order to promote this tourism festival and convey the theme of the events to the rest of the world, numerous foreign journalists are invited for covering the opening of 1MCAT as well as promoting various travel packages “Malaysia, Your New Art Tourism Destination”, offerings from the tourism ministry of Malaysia. As per the different travel packages, tourists and art lovers can get chances to visit the studios of their favorite artists, attending exhibitions, etc with hospitality under the homestay programme. Various other pleasurable art-related events are also organized in different parts the country during 1MCAT in which various shopping malls such as Pavilion KL, Sunway Pyramid, BB Park or Low Yat Plaza, The Annexe Gallery at Central Market, etc participate in competitions, art talks, exhibitions, etc.

1Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival News :

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said art events such as the 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival (1MCAT) were now acknowledged as among the country’s tourism products.

The festival also helped boost the economy. Since the inaugural event three years ago, Dr Ng said millions of ringgit of Malaysian artworks had been sold.

Read more: Fine art of attracting tourists – General – New Straits Times


Finding affordable budget hotels while participating in 3 long months celebration of 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival, is also a significant task to be considered. Under these circumstances, Apple Hotel Jalan Alor, one of the most highly sought budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur, presents a comparatively affordable accommodation to budget travelers who wants to colorful festivals in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is located close to the main commercial and tourist areas of Jalan Bukit Bintang with easy access to public transportation. The hotel rooms are furnished and organized as per the individual’s needs with being focused on comfort and security.

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