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Survey confirms what we already know: Malaysians love exploring world through food

Survey confirms what we already know: Malaysians love exploring world through food

August 17, 2017

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 — Food. Glorious food. The Malaysian passion for food is a key focus even while away on holiday, according to a survey by BlackBox Research for Tourism New Zealand. The survey found that eight in 10 (80 per cent) Malaysians ranked indulging in a country’s local delicacies as the activity they enjoyed doing most when on holiday in another country. The survey of 1,000 respondents also revealed that 50 per cent of Malaysian travellers appreciated the quality... Read more

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Tourists pose for a picture on the Tsanfleuron Glacier at Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland August 17, 2017. ― Reuters pic

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