Malaysia and Tamils have had an unique bonding, a feeling of extended family from both sides. Whenever Malaysian Tamil friends come home, we never felt the distance or a feel that we are hosting foreigners, such is our connection. Malaysia has gone over leaps and bounds in encouraging Tamils in their land to the extent we see premiere, launches happening there and the crowd is nowhere lesser in spirits or in numbers to encourage our fraternity. Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board or Tourism Malaysia invites us with open arms and leaves no stones unturned to makes us feel at home with their hospitality and celebrations. Their efforts to see Malaysia as a tourist destination at all levels has made a big impact with 27.4 million tourist arrivals and RM72 billion in receipts in 2014, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.
Now to the reel news in real, our Superstar Rajnikanth starrer Kabali, is shot in some of the exotic locations of Malaysia over next few weeks and also stars a couple of Malaysian actors. This is the second schedule of shooting and the superstar was earlier in Malaysia last year and was astonished to see his fan following in the country. Kabali is an ambitious project which is loosely based on the life of popular don Kabaleeswaran.
Minister for Tourism S Gokula Indira inaugurated the one-day Deviar Dharisanam Tour, organised by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC). Tamilnadu is set to boost religious tourism and has introduced Aadi month specials. Do read on for more details
The great significance of “Nagapattinam” in the History of Tamil Nadu
“Nagapattinam” on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, India takes a ‘very important’ place in the – medieval and subsequent period – history of Tamil Nadu, and was well known in all South-East Asian Countries. It finds mention in the Historical Chronicles and Inscriptions of the medieval & later period – Malaysia, Indonesia (Java & Sumatra), China, Miyanmar (former Burma), Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu as a great ‘Seaport City’ of Cholas the – “Nagapattinam”.
If you had always been interested in knowing a wee bit more about modern and contemporary art, all you have to do is to go to the beach, a shopping mall or even a local MRTS station sometime between March 10 and 18.
The second edition of Art Chennai 2012 has decided to take art to the common man by displaying works in public places.