03 Sep '11, 3pm

Royal Selangor was featured as one of the 10 "icons" that have put Malaysia on the Tourist Map.

Royal Selangor was featured as one of the 10 "icons" that have put Malaysia on the Tourist Map.

He's taken on many roles, but he has never been tourism ambassador. But thanks to him, there is no longer a need to explain where Malaysia is. Also thanks to his vision, the country's tourist arrivals have been going strong since he took the premier's office. As premier, he was credited with engineering the country's rapid modernisation and economic growth which created a boom in the tourism industry. Some of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic landmarks - KL International Airport, Sepang International Circuit and the most famous of all, Petronas Twin Towers, the world's tallest building (until 2004) - were built during his premiership. Not only that, he is also behind the rise of Langkawi and Labuan, both duty-free zones. Langkawi has since become one of the world's preferred island destinations, and Labuan, a haven for business travellers. Fittingly, Dr Mahathir was recently pres...

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