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Malaysia Tourism Council Gold Awards 2018: The Winners

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On 31 October 2018, the Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) celebrated over 75 outstanding companies in Malaysia that are strong supporters of the country’s tourism industry. The Malaysia Tourism Council Gold Awards 2018 Gala Dinner was held at Palace of the Golden Horses with about 1,000 attendees celebrating the occasion. Several VVIPs graced the gala dinner, including Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah binti Dr Wan Ismail, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia; Dato’ Noor Zaleha Baharuddin, Organising Chairman of the MTC Gold Awards 2018; and Mr Uzaidi Udanis, President of the Malaysia Tourism Council.

The MTC Gold Awards 2018 aimed to recognise and honour companies that have done well in supporting the development of the tourism industry in Malaysia. The full list of awards and winners can be seen below.

Tourism Icon Award

  • Tourism Icon of the Year (Government): Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah
  • Tourism Icon of the Year (Corporate): Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
  • Tourism Icon of the  Year (Celebrity): Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin


  • Gold Award MICE Hotel: Palace of Golden Horses
  • Gold Award 5 Star Hotel: Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel


  • Gold Award Tourism Development Project: GD Pavilion Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Popular Event Venue: MARDI MAEPS Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award 5 Star Meetings and Events Venue: Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel
  • Gold Award Largest Crocodile Conservation Farm: Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm
  • Gold Award Event of the Year: Theme Parktu Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award State Tourism Promotion: Tourism Perak
  • Gold Award Destination of the Year: Tourism Selangor


  • Gold Award Resort Course: ELS Club Desaru Coast
  • Gold Award Business Hotel: Geno Hotel
  • Gold Award Heritage Development Tourism Programme: Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara (KEJORA)
  • Gold Award International Animation Icon: Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Innovative Tourism Product: Luxe Motorhomes Caravans (WTA Ventures Sdn Bhd)
  • Gold Award Floating Resort: Mabul Water Bungalow Resort Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Tourist Man-Made Attraction: Marina Putrajaya Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Island Resort: Mimpi Perhentian Resort Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Gastronomy Experience: Pier 12 Seafood Tavern by Pampas Group of Restaurants
  • Gold Award Fastest Growing Agro Tourism Park: Selangor Fruit Valley
  • Gold Award Tourism Community Programme: Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Pengerang

Personality Award

  • Personality of the Year: Roberts Ejubs

All Award Recipients

  • Gold Award Outstanding Islamic Compliance Hotel: Adya Hotel Langkawi
  • Gold Award Tourism Initiative Programme: Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (ANGKASA) –  Corporate
  • Gold Award Cooperative Hotel: Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (ANGKASA) – Tourism Faction
  • Gold Award for Spa Association of the Year: Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA)
  • Gold Award Island Resort Experience: Barat Tioman Beach Resort
  • Gold Award Event Venue & Theme Restaurant: Bora Ombak Marina Putrajaya
  • Gold Award Integrated Convention Resort: Bukit Gambang Resort CIty
  • Gold Award for the Preferred Vehicle by Tourism Industry: C.A.M. Sendok Group
  • Gold Award Agro Tourism Destination: Desaru Fruit Farm
  • Gold Award Tourism Airlines: FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Agro Tourism Petting Zoo: G2G Animal Garden
  • Gold Award Health and Wellness Tourism Product: GHHS Healthcare Wellness
  • Gold Award 5 Star Hotel (highland): Grand Ion Delemen Hotel
  • Gold Award Creative & Innovative Boutique Hotel: Hotel De Art Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Islamic Art Museum: Islamic Art Museum Malaysia
  • Gold Award Garden & Park Resort: Klana Resort Seremban
  • Gold Award Eco Tourism Management: Lada Eco Tourism Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Agro Tourism Resort: Lembah Temir Resort, Pahang
  • Gold Award SEa Villa Resort: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
  • Gold Award Tourism Promotions Campaign: Majlis Perbandaran Taiping
  • Gold Award Tourist Information Centre: Malaysia Tourist Information Centre (MATIC)
  • Gold Award Highland Agro Tourism Initiative Programme: MARDI Cameron Highland
  • Gold Award Beauty and Wellness Spa: MBH Medispa
  • Gold Award Water Sports Tourism Package: Mega Water Sports Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Malaysian Tourism Music: MOHRAM
  • Gold Award Fine Dining Experience: Pampas Group of Restaurants
  • Gold Award Agro Tourism Initiative Programme: Perbadanan Kemajuan Pertanian Negeri Selangor
  • Gold Award Convention & Exhibition Centre: Putrajaya International Convention Centre
  • Gold Award Kids Edutainment Centre: Rakan Riang Sdn Bhd (Kidzania)
  • Gold Award 4 Star City Centre Hotel: Ramada Suites Kuala Lumpur City Centre
  • Gold Award Service Excellence: Ri-Yaz Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Special Tourism Event: Sarawak Tourism Board
  • Gold Award Medical & Wellness Tourism Centre: Spectrum of Life Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Brand in Food Souvenir: Sunshine Kingdom Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Outdoor Theme Park Concert Venue: Sunway Lagoon
  • Gold Award Family Theme Park: Sunway Lost World of Tambun
  • Gold Award 4 Star Hotel Chain: Swiss Garden International Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award 3 Star Beach Resort: Nadias Hotel Langkawi
  • Gold Award Muslim-Friendly Environment & Facilities: Taiwan Trade Centre (TAITRA)
  • Gold Award Eco Adventure Tourism: Taman Buaya Langkawi Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Integrated Equestrian Park: Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya
  • Gold Award Eco-Tourism Resort: Tanah Aina Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award International Tourism Publisher: TEG Media
  • Gold Award Excellence in Spa Training: TES Consultancy Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Nature Experience Resort: The Haven Resort Hotel
  • Gold Award Diverse Tourism Destination: Tourism Johor
  • Gold Award Beachfront Resort in Southern Malaysia: Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort (Desaru Coast)
  • Gold Award Island Family Resort: Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort (Tioman Island)
  • Gold Award Dining Experience: Twospicy Entertainment Live Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Agrotourism Product: UK Farm Agro Resort
  • Gold Award MICE Travel Agency (MICE/ Group): Universal Holidays Travel & Tours
  • Gold Award Innovative City Hotel: Vouk Hotel Suites
  • Gold Award for Malaysia Tourism Product of the Year: Wealthy Product Sdn Bhd
  • Gold Award Islamic Arts Tourism Centre: Yayasan Restu
  • Gold Award World Tourism Heritage: Tourism Melaka
  • Gold Award Medical Tourism Packages: KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

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