Malaysian 3rd Series (M3S) Coins Set By Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.

Tourism Malaysia or Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia.
The Tourist Development Corporation of Malaysia (TDC) was established on 10 August 1972 as an agency under the former Ministry of Trade and Industry by an Act of Parliament. With the inception of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism on 20 May 1987, TDC was moved to this new ministry; and became the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) through the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Act 1992. Popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, its full focus is on promoting Malaysia domestically and internationally.

Tourism Malaysia's objective is to promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination. It aims to showcase Malaysia's unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance Malaysia's share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Its ultimate goal is to increase the number of foreign tourists to Malaysia, extend the average length of their stay and so increase Malaysia's tourism revenue.

Tourism Malaysia aims to encourage tourism and its related industries in Malaysia. It is hoped that this would help promote new investments in the country, as well as provide increased employment opportunities. The growth of tourism would also contribute positively to the country's economic development and quality of life.
Visit Malaysia Year 2014 is the nation's biggest and grandest tourism celebration with Malaysia Truly Asia's endless wonders of events, festivals and activities all-year round. This is the perfect time to see, feel and experience Malaysia!

The Proboscis Monkey has been chosen as the mascot while the promotional campaign has started in 2013 with a series of year-long special events and activities leading to VMY 2014.

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Malay, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. You can get close with Proboscis Monkey at the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Bako National Park, Klias National Park, Kulamba Wildlife Reserve, Sungai Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary and Lubuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

These are the information that you can find from the website of The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB).

I consider myself is always lucky in numismatic. Few days ago, a gentlemen who only want to be known as Mr.J.  gave me a set of M3S (5 sen 10sen 20sen and 50 sen) coins set. Something very special about this M3S coins set is it was produced by The Tourism Malaysia or Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) as a tourism souvenir Malaysian coins set.
There are all together 8 pieces of Malaysian 3rd series coins, two pieces per denomination in this coin set. Each denomination has a piece showed the obverse and another displayed the reverse of the coin. There were glued against a hard cardboard. Behind the hard cardboard is the brief description of the denominations.

Then the coins set is packed with a hard cover folder, the inner part of this folder is with full details information on our M3S coins. On the front cover of the folder is the title " THE THIRD SERIES OF MALAYSIAN COINS" with Tourism Malaysia logo on the bottom left corner and the logo of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 on bottom right corner. Behind the folder is the full address, email and website address of our Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB).

Mr.J. free me this very special M3S tourism souvenir Malaysian coins set produced by Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board because he knows that I will share with you! Cheers!

Gentle Reminder!!
Special Links:
Malaysia Numismatic Society Auction No.162  21st December 2014.Kuantan Pahang.Special Preview.Lot: 1 to 260.
I have posted a series of auction items that were listed in our MNS Auction No.162 which to be held on 21st December 2014.For details, please visit:
Please note that this Auction will be held at:
Shahzan Inn Kuantan,
Lot Pt 240, Jalan Bukit Ubi/Jalan Masjid,
25000 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.


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