Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm so excited, and I just can't help it!

I'm excited about this one particular assigment. Excited to the point that I feel like bouncing all over the place. Toing, toing, toing, toing. Err, that's the sound of me bouncing, just in case you were wondering.

A collegue is in the midst of compiling a list of tourism products that needs to be updated and sent me this email;

I’m in the midst of coming up with our product update list for 2010, to do our articles, especially Media Feature. Kindly submit your list of destinations/tourism products that you wish to cover this year to me ASAP!

If possible, be specific. Think about the angle of the story that you’re going to write. Another article on how beautiful Pulau Redang is, for instance, is seriously boring. Be more creative. So, don’t merely give me a topic like ‘Pulau Redang’. Please elaborate. It can be the luxury resorts in Redang, budget hotels in Redang, life of fishermen in Redang, etc.

And most importantly, make sure it’s something that you’re really passionate about…meaning, you’ll come back and WRITE & SUBMIT your article within ONE MONTH (hopefully!).

I was thinking that maybe some of you might have any ideas? Perhaps a personal favourite place or activity that you feel should be highlighted? Personally, I was thinking of researching a luxury package for honeymooners in Malaysia catering to the foreign market. Yea, well you know how I am, sentimental romantic fool and all ;)

But the thought of writing about the everyday lives of our local people is extremely appealing. I just need to identify an angle that is different from the rest. Random thoughts that are crossing my mind right now are doing a piece of Johor's cuisine/dishes or maybe I'll try to be more specific and highlight food from suku kaum i.e Banjar, jawa etc. Or maybe a piece on Johor's arts and culture like Zapin and Kuda Kepang.

I'm scratching my head here.

So, bombard me with suggestions and ideas.


Dottie with Dots said...

Johor food that I would never say no to would be Ubi Kayu Rebus cicah dengan sambal tumis bilis. Heavenly!!

the girl with the plural name said...

hey i love your first idea..covering luxurious/beautiful places/packages for honeymooners in Malaysia..

Cinta said...

ohhh...don't get me started on Johor food. Pisang goreng cicah with kicap pedas, asam pedas... I have to change my blog to single-in-johor ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cinta,
Have you ever heard of the Sekeping Serendah Retreat? I haven't been there, but quite a few friends have and gave nothing but good reviews. I am making a reservation for myself as soon as I get my tickets sorted out for balik kampung this July! Hehe.

Check this out:

And oh, most foreigners whom I've spoken to (whom have been to Malaysia), enjoy the 'roughing-n-toughing' kind of vacation in our country. (Even for honeymooners!) The Taman Negara is almost always a must. Rumah Panjang is another must-see for many mat salehs and mat rasputins I know. The beaches are great, the luxury resorts are awesome, but they would rather go to Bali for all that.

You have a dream job, girl! Hehe. Enjoy the adventures! Jelessss gua!

Hugs from Moscow,

Cinta said...

Hey Enida,

I know I know! i've blogged about it before it's a beautiful place. Hope you'll get to go there soon.