Malaysian tourism department launches application for smart phones

The Malaysian tourism department has announced that it has launched a smart phone application to help tourists in certain areas of the nation to get around more easily.

Tourism Malaysia, the Malaysian tourism authority, has said that the application, a free smart phone application called Malaysia Amaze-Ya!, will help travellers to reach key destinations in the nation with the maximum of and the minimum hassle.

The department said that the application has been designed to provide travellers with a useful tool for navigating through major cities in the country. Available for both iPhone and android users, it is claimed to offer general information on key destinations in Malaysia. In addition, it will also offer handy tips for the best attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Sabah in Borneo, and Penang.

The tourism department said that the application would be a handy tool for those looking for more serious assistance, as well as those that were exploring for fun. For example, the free downloadable app lists the best places to explore, eat, shop and stay in Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Penang. Those people that prefer to use street maps when visiting places of interest can get detailed Google maps to take them where they want to go.

The application allows travellers to search through available categories or search by keywords for the information they require. In addition, details about the weather are provided, so that travellers can plan their journey in advance.

The Malaysia Amaza- Ya! app is available to download for free at iTunes and Google Play.