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Uzbekistan participates in the major tourism event in Malaysia – MATTA FAIR 2022
08 September 2022
Uzbekistan participates in the major tourism event in Malaysia – MATTA FAIR 2022

The delegation of Uzbekistan participated in the next largest Malaysian outbound tourism fair "MATTA FAIR 2022" on September 2-4 this year. The event was organized by the Association of Travel Agencies (MATTA) with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia.

Established in 1975, the Association unites 3.1 thousand travel agencies/companies in Malaysia. "MATTA" has its representative offices throughout the country and regularly holds "MATTA FAIR" tourism exhibitions in all states of Malaysia.

The largest of them is the "MATTA FAIR" organized annually every September in Kuala Lumpur. MATTA FAIR is the most popular exhibition in the region, it operates exclusively in the "B2C" (Business to Customer) format.

Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Jordan, China, Republic of Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Nepal, Philippines, Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as more than 1,200 Malaysian travel companies traditionally participate in the work of the international fair every year. The event is visited annually by about 100 thousand visitors.

The fair was also attended by representatives of more than 20 travel companies of Uzbekistan, such as All Go Travel, Osmon Aero, Flyi Up Travel, Tour East Travel, Lakos Services Travel, Sabrina Tour, Holit Travel & Tour", "Kint Tour", "Mavrigi Travel", "Damole Travel", "Hosilot Hotel", "Ashikent Group Hotel" and others.

Tourism products of Uzbekistan offered by the leading Malaysian travel companies arouse a keen interest during the fair among the visitors of the event. Uzbekistan’s tourism products and services, tours to Uzbekistan are gaining wide popularity among citizens not only of Malaysia, but of the entire region of Southeast Asia during the last years. In particular, travel packages to Uzbekistan were in high demand at the MATTA FAIR 2022 along with the tourist destinations of China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Australia and other countries.

Establishing cooperation with leading Malaysian travel companies specializing in the development of pilgrimage tourism in Uzbekistan, by organizing tourist trips to holy places and monuments of Uzbekistan for Malaysian citizens was among the major topics to discuss and develop.

Uzbek Embassy in Malaysia, together with the Malaysian Association of Travel Agencies, as well as the travel companies of Malaysia "Best Holidays Tour", "Fun Holiday Tours & Travel" and "i-World Travel and Tours" and travel agencies of Uzbekistan, organized action plan on informing and presenting specific travel packages to Uzbekistan among Malaysian audience.

As a result of the participation of Uzbekistan in MATTA FAIR 2022, Malaysian tour operators have reached agreements on sending about 400-500 Malaysian tourists to travel to Uzbekistan in the 4th quarter of the year.

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan also had invited Malaysia to take part in the Tashkent International Tourism Fair "Tourism on the Silk Road", which will be held on November 30 - December 2 in Uzbekistan. Malaysian side expressed their readiness to represent Malaysia in this event.

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Did you know?

Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!

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Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world! The country has 4th largest reserves of gold in the world after South Africa, USA and Russia

Uzbekistan is the world capital of melons. They have in excess of 150 different varieties, which form a staple part of the local diet, served fresh in the summer and eaten dried through the winter.

It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s entrance.

Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

The Uzbek master chef is able to cook in just one caldron enough plov to serve a thousand men.

When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you.  What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full.  If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately.  Doing it means you want them to leave.  Wow!  Amazing, right?

To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot.  For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's.  Example: Linda-opa and David-aka.  You could also use hon and jon respectively.

Having been an historic crossroads for centuries as part of various ancient empires, Uzbekistan’s food is very eclectic. It has its roots in Iranian, Arab, Indian, Russian and Chinese cuisine.

Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.

One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. 

Tashkent is the only megapolis in the world where public transport is totally comprised of Mercedes buses. And due to low urban air polution it is one of the few cities where one can still see the stars in the sky.

You would be surprised to know that modern TV was born in Tashkent. No joke! The picture of moving objects was transmitted by radio first time in the world in Tashkent on 26 of July 1928 by inventors B.P. Grabovsky and I.F. Belansky.

Uzbekistan is the only country in the world all of whose neighbours have their names ending in STAN. This is also the only country in Central Asia that borders all of the countries of this region

Uzbeks are the third populous Turkik ethnicity in the world after Turks and Azeris (leaving both in Azerbaijan and Iran)

Did you know that there was silk money in Khiva? Super interesting right? Of course, but the best part of having silk money was that it could be sewn into your clothing.

Famous Islamic physician Ibn Sina (Avicenna in the Latin world) who was born near Bukhara was the one of the first people to advocate using women’s hair as suture material – about 1400 years ago.

Uzbekistan has a long and bloody history. The most notorious leader of Uzbekistan was Timur (or Tamerlane) who claimed descent from Genghis Khan. His military campaigns have been credited for wiping out some 5% of the world’s population at the time.

If you have thought that some of the Islamic architecture in Uzbekistan resembles that from Northern India, then that is because Timur’s great great great Grandson, Babur Beg, was the founder of the Moghul Empire that ruled much of India for almost four centuries! Babur’s great great Grandson was Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.

Uzbekistan was once a rum producig country. There is still a real arboretum in Denau (city near Termez on the border with Afghanistan), grown from a selection station that studied the prospects of plant growing in the unusual for the Soviet Union subtropical climate of Surkhandarya region: only here in the whole of the USSR sugar cane was grown and even rum was produced!

Uzbekistan has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new global poll. The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Uzbekistan 5th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Top five safest countries:

  • Singapore
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Uzbekistan
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