Monday, February 20, 2006

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is not new in Malaysia

Newly appointed Tourism Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said beauty services such as cosmetic plastic surgery will be made a new tourism product for Malaysia.

He said women preferred to seek such services elsewhere rather than in their own countries and he is hoping to promote cosmetic plastic surgery and other beauty services as tourism products.

Could some one tell Tengku Adnan that cosmetic plastic surgery is being carried out in a private hospital in Penang for some years now. In fact, it is getting popular with foreign patients-cum-tourists such as from Australia, Taiwan and several European countries.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired a special documentary on the subject in 2004 focusing on the cosmetic plastic surgery-holiday package in Penang island. It is attracting clients from all over the world.

So what is new Tengku Adnan? Tourism is big business with substantial returns and Malaysia is blessed with beautiful sceneries with rich flora and fauna heritage to be preserved and conserved as its main tourism product.

Tengku Adnan is now in a position to help conserve and preserve Malaysia's national heritage such as the planets's oldest tropical rainforests, the mangrove swamps, the green and majestic highlands and miles of sandy beaches. These are Malaysia's tourism products.

Unfortunately, there are thousands of greedy and environmentally unfriendly developers (politicians included) destroying the gift of God in the name of development. Please put a stop to it.

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