For Immediate Release
TOURISM SELANGOR VALUES THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF MEDIA
The organising of the Media FAM Trip and Tourism Selangor Media Appreciation Night 2022 was met with favourable and enthusiastic responses!
RAWANG – Tourism Selangor, as the Official Tourism Promotion Agency of the Selangor State Government, held the FAM (Familiarization) Trip or Open Day programme and the Selangor Tourism Media Appreciation Dinner at the Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel, Rawang. The dinner’s programme was officiated by YB Tuan Hee Loy Sian, the Selangor State Tourism and Environment Exco. More than 180 media activists, including journalists, editors, writers, bloggers, celebrities, KOLs, and YouTubers, among others, have participated in this programme, which runs from morning to night.
In a statement, YB Tuan Hee Loy Sian stated, “This programme is organised by the State Government through Tourism Selangor to recognise the accomplishments and contributions of fellow media activists who assist in promoting the tourism industry in the State of Selangor. The commitment demonstrated by these media partners is crucial to the success of the tourism industry, particularly in preparation for the endemic transition phase. Throughout 2021 and 2022, our media partners have provided extensive media coverage to promote State government aid initiatives, promotional campaigns, event planning, and tourism programmes, as well as their active participation in Tourism Selangor’s FAM Trip program.”
Mr. Azrul Shah Mohamad, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Selangor, stated, “For this year, Tourism Selangor has collaborated with Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel Resort as a location sponsor, and the programme is divided into two parts: the FAM Trip or Open Day session, which we conduct in the morning, and the Media Appreciation Ceremony, which we conduct in the evening/night.”
“This year, we’re introducing 26 new categories of awards and recognition to be presented to our media friends here tonight. During the assessment session, both the quantity and quality of the media’s coverage are considered.” He added.
Best Media Coverage, Best Travelog Video, Best Travel Magazine, Best Journalist, Best Social Media Content, and Best Television Program are just a few of the categories and awards presented this year. The following is a list of 2022 award categories and winners.
This event is a way to show appreciation to the media for their unwavering coverage of the State Government’s and Selangor Tourism’s initiatives to grow the tourism industry in the state. Tourism Selangor has picked the Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel in Rawang as the venue for programmes introducing eco-tourism-based tourist attractions and activities like glamping, jungle trekking, ATV, kayaking, and many more.
About Commonwealth Eco Forest Park & Resort (Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel)
Commonwealth Eco Forest Park & Resort is located at Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve on the road to Rawang, about 24km north of Kuala Lumpur city center and approximately 3km from Rawang Town. It is a large forest reserve of over 260 hectares of lowland dipterocarp species bordering Kanching Recreational Forest and backing on to Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).
Commonwealth Eco Forest Park & Resort or known as Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel (RTERK) launched to commemorate the 14th Commonwealth Forest Conference in 1993, this park combines dense jungle with landscaped gardens provided with a panoramic view, formal arrangements, camping grounds, chalets, fountains monuments, jogging tracks, hiking trails, Bio Tech- stingless bee farm (kelulut) and other amenities to give visitors an idyllic choice for a greenery-clothed getaway. RTERK is now being managed by Future World Avenues Sdn. Bhd. in close collaboration with The State of Government, Tourism Selangor Sdn. Bhd. and State Forestry Department.