Malaysia is blessed with a multi-racial population that
has become the backbone of our tourism industry’s
main attraction. our unique mix of race and religion
has given us a charming character made up of not only
colourful cultures and rich traditions, but also delicious and
As such, it is only fitting that an event such as the
Malaysia International Gourmet Festival be organised to
showcase malaysia as a paradise for epicureans all over
With food tourism becoming a growing phenomenon
around the globe, MIGF has the potential to become an
important platform to promote malaysia as an exceptional
dining destination in both local and international cuisine.
On that note, I commend the organiser for its efforts in
coordinating the event this year, in line with the aims of the
government to showcase malaysia’s wide range of dining
I am particularly pleased to note the introduction of
the MIGF Gourmet Tours Malaysia which are tailor-made
packages during the festival inclusive of accommodation,
cooking classes and dining experiences, to encourage
more international tourists to visit the country during the
month of November.
Malaysia is indeed a melting pot of culture and cuisine
and it is my sincere hope that this event will serve up
malaysia to the world as a haven for gourmet lovers. We
warmly welcome every local and international guest to
taste the variety on offer this November.
I wish the organiser every success at this year’s edition
of MIGF and hope we may continue our work to promote Malaysia to the World.
YB Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Minister of Tourism, Malaysia