Launching ceremony

By V. Sivaji

With the reopening of interstate and international borders, it is timely that the Malaysia Women Tour Guides Association (MWTGA) opened its office in Georgetown, Penang.

Their new office is conveniently located beside the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Penang office at 11, Beach Street, Georgetown.

Thanks to Penang Motac Director Jonathan Freddy Bagang’s encouragement and support, MWTGA is now well positioned to serve its members and travellers in the Northern Region.

At a simple launching ceremony, Jonathan was represented by Motac Penang’s Mohd Amir Azar (Head of Industry Development Penang) at the launching ceremony.

Mohd addressing the guests

Also present was the MWTGA president Erina Loo along with Yeap Li Boon, secretary gen and project director and other members.

The association has some 500 members all around the country and 48 members in Penang.

Loo addressed the small crowd of supporters and well-wishers who had gathered and thanked Motac Penang for their generous support and encouragement.

“We would like to thank MBPP, MBSP, USM and all others who have assisted us in making this project come true. Tour guides play an important role in explaining and highlighting places of interest,” said Loo.

She also introduced all of their committee members who had worked hard to prepare for the event.

This was followed by a demonstration of making traditional ondeh ondeh, and kuih ketayap by Ms Hor Por Ling from Kuala Lumpur. She has 15 years of experience making locals kuih.