By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris New Straits Times January 28, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The newly-unveiled logo to promote the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 campaign has drawn widespread sneers and jeers on the Internet.
Many netizens have mocked the logo as they feel that it is of poor design for such an important programme to promote the country.
The logo, designed to look like a postage stamp, features an Orang Utan hugging a proboscis monkey and a turtle on a beach, all wearing sunglasses and the Petronas Twin Towers.
It carries a tagline –Travel. Enjoy. Respect.
Netizens said they would be ashamed to promote the Visit Malaysia year 2020 as the logo was not up to Malaysian standards.
Twitter user, Joolee (@tanjoolee) said the logo showed lack of self-respect of the Tourism Ministry.
“Travel. Enjoy. Respect? The hideous logo indicates a severe lack of self-respect on the part of Tourism Ministry,” she tweeted.
Nuar (@penaberkala ) suggested on Twitter that a contest should have been organised for the public to design and select the best logo design.
“It is so sad to see the Visit Malaysia 2020 logo. Why not do a contest, and then select the best. Award the winner with something.
“There are many Malaysians who are talented and can contribute something great to our nation.”
Andy (@2namuh) criticised the design, saying that he wished to see a better logo for the tourism campaign.
“A kiddy art competition would come up with more content and creativity than this, I promise! Or is that a LOL Visit Malaysia 2020 logo? Oh come on…,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Facebook user, Firdaus Sinichi Mansor expressed his disappointment of the logo design.
“We urge the government to come out with a better logo as there are many talented Malaysians Designer that can come out (produce) with a better logo.
“The Year 2020 should be futuristic but (need to) incorporate (designs of) local culture with flora and fauna,” he said.
On Friday, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz unveiled the logo at Asean Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
From: NEW STRAITS TIMES ( MALAYSIA) Sunday January 28, 2018